Archive:July, 2010

July 31st, 2010

Run a Lunch & Learn at Your Company and Educate Your Colleagues

By Lowell Aplebaum | Comments (2)
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“In order to do more, I have to know more.”

“I want to take on new responsibilities, but how do I get the background I need?”

These ideas and questions, and many like them, were what we heard when we spoke with Young Professionals about AIChE could do to help them […]

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July 30th, 2010

New Prize Competitions Announced

By Joanna Ziemlewski | Comments (0)
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In an update to “Prizes…the Future of Innovation?,” new prize competitions have been announced by the X PRIZE Foundation and NASA in which chemical engineers can potentially make money while they make a difference to serve humanity.
Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE (www.iprizecleanoceans.org)

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The X PRIZE […]

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July 30th, 2010

Look Around You – Water [Funny Bone Video]

By John Vasko | Comments (1)
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Look Around You is a British television comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz,
and, in the first series only, narrated by Nigel Lambert.

Here’s an Amazon editor’s thoughts on the series:
Look Around You is a spoof science program that hilariously re-creates both the drab, depressing air of […]

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July 30th, 2010

Synthetic Life Unveiled by Craig Venter [Video]

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Dr. Craig Venter discusses the creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome at Ted.

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July 29th, 2010

Man Creates Synthetic Life

By Cory Jensen | Comments (1)
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When you think of synthetic life, how many of you conjure up an image of Bishop 341-B, from the 1986 science fiction film Aliens or do you think of the largely genetic focused science instead?

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July 29th, 2010

Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products

By Matt McKeon-Slattery | Comments (1)
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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions-capturing projects have been selected to receive $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Each project demonstrates the potential for using CO2 as an inexpensive raw material that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions while producing useful by-products […]

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July 28th, 2010

Solar Power Melts Steel

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This video demonstrates the real power of solar energy. Courtesy of Fatsomus

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July 28th, 2010

Excelling with Excel #4 – Indirect References

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Excelling With Excel

Hi guys.

It’s Greg the orange cat again with a (very short) Microsoft Excel tip.
Tip#4: Indirect References
Much of Excel’s usefulness comes from an ability to reference cells in formulas.  In this case, the cells themselves function as variables.

Indirect referencing allows you to go one step further, allowing you to put a […]

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July 27th, 2010

Learn How to Turn Failure into an Advantage [Presentation]

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Failure is a word no one likes to hear, especially if it’s in reference to their career. It’s often fear of failure that prevents people from taking risks in their career. However, it could be argued that taking risks, calculated risks, may be exactly what’s necessary to turn a failure […]

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July 27th, 2010

Industry Analyst Holly Pattenden Discusses BP’s Future and new CEO Bob Dudley

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Holly Pattenden is a risk analyst with Business Monitor International.

She discusses the future of BP with NPR’s Don Gonyea in the wake of BP’s announcement that current CEO Tony Hayward is to step down and be replaced by American executive Bob Dudley in October, 2010.

Listen to the story on NPR […]

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