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August 29th, 2014

News from Kong Kong AIChE Student Chapter

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Samantha Kong, founding president of the AIChE Student Chapter at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, dropped by AIChE headquarters this summer while in New York. Read about her experience with her student chapter here.

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August 28th, 2014

Saudi Arabia Pays $30 Million for Prof Angela Belcher’s Biotechnology

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Siluria says that it’s solved one of the hardest problems in petrochemistry: the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) into ethylene.

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August 27th, 2014

Global Solar Manufacturing Booming Again

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Reversing a global glut, the solar industry is bracing for a shortage of solar panels.

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August 26th, 2014

Inform Yourself for the Upcoming AIChE Board Elections

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Elections are approaching, so if you’re not yet familiar with candidates, there are a few ways you can get to know them and their ideas before you vote this year.

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August 25th, 2014

Is Grid Storage a Myth?

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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One voice in the debate advocates a software solution, with predictive computer models tracking production and demand and then intelligently routing power where it’s needed.

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August 22nd, 2014

12-Year-Old Wins Chemistry Competition

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Competitor at You Be The Chemist Challenge

Twelve-year-old Audrey Gallier hasn’t decided what she wants to do when she grows up, but she knows it involves science. And she’s not waiting until college to crack open advanced textbooks…

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August 21st, 2014

Goldman Sachs’ New Deep Freeze Energy Storage System

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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At Goldman Sachs’ a huge thermal storage system makes 1.7 million pounds of ice every night, as cold anti-freeze passes through tanks to freeze water inside.

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August 20th, 2014

59th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium

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The 59th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium will take place on September 7-11, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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August 19th, 2014

Testing Long-Term Energy Storage in New York

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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New York’s transit system is using CellCube because it provides hours of long-duration power, setting it apart from the lithium-ion batteries of Solar City.

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August 18th, 2014

Video Tutorial: How to Use Steam Tables

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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This video tutorial introduces simple steam tables, the differences between different types of steam tables, and how to use them.

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