Archive:June, 2011

June 30th, 2011

Two Biofuel Firsts: Honeywell and Boeing Land Transatlantic Flights at the Paris Air Show

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Departing Morristown, NJ, and arriving at Paris-Le Bourget Airport seven hours later, a Honeywell corporate jet became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe on a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and standard jet fuel. Honeywell, symbolically framing the flight’s significance, had their pilot follow Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic—a perfect beginning for this year’s Paris Air Show.

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June 29th, 2011

The 6th AIChE/SPE Joint Workshop Challenges in Flow Assurance

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Cosponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

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This joint AIChE/SPE workshop will focus on the integrated relationship between flow assurance and facility design.  Flow assurance challenges have increased significantly as operators have stepped out further from shore and into deeper waters, […]

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June 29th, 2011

Sun+Sand=Art: 3D Solar-Powered Printer Uses Two of Earth’s Most Abundant Resources

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This art project by Markus Kayser isn’t meant to replace today’s energy and labor intensive manufacturing any time soon. It’s a concept piece. Kayser uses the strong sun in the Sahara Desert to melt sand into layers of glass. Watch the video in the right-hand window to see the process […]

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June 28th, 2011

How ChE Prepared Me for Business (and How It Didn’t): Intro

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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series How ChE Prepared Me for Business (and How It Didn’t)

An experience all chemical engineers (ChE) share is the variety of reactions they get at parties: “You’re a chemist? You destroy the environment? You have a life outside of crunching numbers? Or perhaps the reaction is the inevitable eye-glazing and quick transition to the weather. Occasionally, one meets a person who knows a ChE and their reaction is something more along the lines of, “So, you’re a smarty pants.”

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June 27th, 2011

The Entire Human Genome at Your Fingertips on an iPad Near You—Free

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Logging too much time on your iPad playing Angry Birds? How about a truly productive app? Browse the human genome on your iPad. Twelve years ago the complete genome wasn’t even accessible. Now you can hold the work of Celera Corporation, government universities, and research centers from around the world in your hands. Isn’t this is the way technology is supposed to work, making life simpler and more productive at the same time? Take your iPad to the lab guilt-free and share it with colleagues.

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June 24th, 2011

Vatican, Going Green, Orders New Popemobile: a Hybrid Mercedes

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The Vatican has contracted German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, long-time supplier of stately Papal limos, to build the first-ever hybrid popemobile, according to business magazine Wirtschaftswoche. Citing anonymous sources linked with the top-secret project, the magazine reported that the vehicle, based on the Mercedes-Benz M Class, would come with a lithium-ion […]

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June 23rd, 2011

White House to Tap Strategic Oil Reserves in Shift from Precedent

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The Obama administration announced that it planned to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of an effort coordinated with the International Energy Agency to drive down high oil prices and to revive weakening economies in some of the world’s largest industrialized countries. This is […]

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June 23rd, 2011

The Concorde Is Gone, but Supersonic Travel Is on Its Way Back

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Longing for the days of glamorous supersonic travel aboard the Concorde but can’t quite reconcile the need for speed with your greener side? The European firm EADS, maker of the Airbus line of planes, unveiled a possible solution this week at the Paris Air Show. The company revealed plans for […]

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June 22nd, 2011

AIChE New York Section’s Amazing Tour of Croton Water Treatment Facility

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On June 18th, 24 members and guests of the AIChE took a tour of the Croton Water Treatment Facility at Mosholu. The group included 6 student members representing NYU-Polytechnic, City College, SUNY Buffalo and SUNY-Cornell.

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June 22nd, 2011

Gregory Stephanopoulos Receives Coveted Eni Award for Work in Renewable and Non-conventional Energy [video]

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Gregory Stephanopoulos

W.H. Dow Professor at M.I.T, Gregory Stephanopoulos, has been awarded a prestigious 2011 Eni Award for his groundbreaking research on modifying the genetic structure of bacteria with the goal of making them more efficient for transforming renewable raw materials. An example would be the transformation of domestic waste into hydrocarbons.

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