Warner Chilcott deals for P&G unit
Specialty drugmaker, Warner Chilcott Ltd., will pay $3 billion to pick up Procter & Gamble Co's prescription drug business. More...
A safe nanotechnology process
There has been a call for safe and green methods to manufacture products using nanotechnology. There is now under development a non-toxic and environmentally friendly way to make tiny nanorods of zinc oxide. More...
Touchscreens become glare, smudge resistant
Touchscreen users rejoice, there is now a way to reduce their tendency to smudge and cut sunlight glare. More...
Shedding light on new LED process
There is now a new process under development to create ultrathin, ultrasmall inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and assembling them into large arrays, which offers new classes of lighting and display systems with interesting properties. More...
Instant benefits from black carbon clean up
By using existing technologies, it is possible to curb emissions created through diesel and solid biomass fuel burning. More...
Getting the pulse on cleaning up megacities
A big city is a living, breathing entity unto itself, and if you view it that way, then it is easy to garner a new understanding of how poor air quality in megacities can harm residents, people living far downwind, and also play a major role in global climate change. More...
Students focus on green Michigan Tech campus
After determining Michigan Technological University produces greenhouse gases equal to about 73,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, or about 10 tons for every student and employee on campus, a student-run group wanted to help the school cut back on its carbon footprint. More...
Global perspectives: New oil refinery in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco and France's Total have agreed to construct an oil refinery in Jbail, Saudi Arabia, by 2014. The two companies have established a joint venture, SATORP, and have selected France's Technip and Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas as leading subcontractors. More...
U.S. automakers' customer satisfaction rising
Over the past decade or so, when it came to customer satisfaction in the auto world, non U.S.-based carmakers would win awards hands down. More...
People in Automation
Thinking green could boost economy
One report said a $150 billion national investment in a "green economy" could not only boost the employment picture but also create new pathways out of poverty for many low-income workers, and Dr. Sekou Franklin agrees wholeheartedly. 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.
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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...
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...
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...
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