ExxonMobil, China make multibillion-dollar deal
PetroChina Co. signed a liquefied natural gas import deal with ExxonMobil Corp. worth an estimated $41.03 billion (A$50 billion) over the next 20 years. More...
1,000 chemical reactions at once
A University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) technique performs many chemical reactions at once, and this accelerates the drug discovery for cancer and other diseases. More...
Unmanned aircraft map Alaska fires
Staff from Poker Flat Research Range have traveled north to assist fire personnel in mapping the Crazy Mountain Complex fires with unmanned aircraft. More...
'MEMS' work as band-pass filters
Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could work to filter electronic signals. More...
Quantum processing toolbox acquires new circuit
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have devised a new type of superconducting circuit that behaves quantum mechanically but has up to five levels of energy instead of the usual two. More...
Global perspectives: Floating wind turbine off Norway
The world's first floating wind turbine towed out to sea off Norway. More...
Japan's economy sees growth
Data emerged this week that shows the world's second-largest economy has ended its longest recession since World War II. Japan's economy grew for the first time since early last year. More...
People in Automation
Lean, mean, and green
A University of Connecticut professor implied a highly efficient system for generating and distributing energy could be as close as the nearest farm. More...
Calendar of Events
Power Industry Conference, Sydney, Australia. http://www.idc-online.com/newsletters/images/0909_IT_CFP.pdf.
6-8 OCTOBER Additional Calendar Events
ISA EXPO, Houston. http://www.isa.org/expotemplate.cfm.
ISA Quick Links
Pipeline operators have an alarming problem as field data from SCADA systems becomes readily available. Yet, with this extra information comes more alarms and alerts that, if left unchecked, can interfere with a controller's ability to respond. More...
NIST is presently working on developing an open-source test tool to aid vendors in characterizing the performance of their devices. The instrument will be capable of conducting a full series of performance tests and then reporting the results to the user. More...
A case study shows OPC provides great benefit. However, the implementation of this standard in the industry is severely lacking in diagnostics to help the end user when problems arise. More...
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