Libya fund deals for Canadian oil producer
The Libyan Investment Authority will pay $293.7 million ($314.1 million Canadian) for Canada-based oil producer Verenex Energy Inc. More...
Invensys: Teamwork key to moving forward
Even in a perfect world, getting through today's tough economic times is difficult at best. More...
Skiles, Sullenberger team up to save plane
The ultimate in teamwork and following policy and procedures really comes to light when you listen to Jeff Skiles talk about US Airways Flight 1459. More...
Math helps take more precise temperatures
Checking the temperature on some things is simple, however measuring the temperatures in microfluidic systems—tiny, channel-lined devices used in medical diagnostics, DNA forensics, and "lab-on-a-chip" chemical analyzers—is not very easy, as their current "thermometer" can precisely calibrate to one reference temperature. More...
Small gems monitor Earth from space
A combination of small satellites can use the signals of the navigation satellite systems GPS and Galileo to significantly improve remote sensing of the System Earth. More...
Reasons for late fall colors
After a long hot summer, fall colors are just around the corner. Or are they? With fall arriving today, folks want to see the bright reds, oranges, and yellows, but those fall colors seem to show up later and later. More...
Red, yellow leaves, it's all a process
Walking outside in the fall in Europe brings in a strong sense of yellow, while taking a similar stroll in the U.S. and in East Asia, and the visual will appear red. More...
Global perspectives: Dutch refinery deal passes EC hurdle
Russian energy company OAO LUKoil Holdings gained approval from the European Commission to buy a major stake in a Dutch refinery from France's Total SA. More...
Computer power found in Xbox
When researchers are trying to model a range of processes, they need as much power in their computer system as possible, while not spending too much. More...
People in Automation
Father, son engineering team develop hybrid RV
With fuel costs continuing to rise, people planning to travel by vehicle continue to give it a long hard look. Having said that, one father-son engineering duo with a passion for RV travel decided to combat the problem by creating a concept for an electric-hybrid passenger vehicle with the ability to improve fuel economy and increase the acceleration of the motorhome towing it. More...
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ISA EXPO, Houston. http://www.isa.org/expotemplate.cfm.
6-7 OCTOBER Additional Calendar Events
Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh. http://www.pacslabs.com/conferences/iacc/.
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