Archive:June, 2012

June 29th, 2012

The Many Paths to Careers in Science

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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If hearing true, personal stories about science (often both funny and touching) excites you, then The Story Collider’s real-life monologues about the unexpected ways in which people end up in science will resonate with you and perhaps remind you of your own journey.

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June 28th, 2012

Swallowing Nanofactory Pill Could One Day Treat Diseases

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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One day the capsule you swallow to treat a disease may not deliver medicine but instead may deliver DNA and other biological machinery—essentially a factory that creates medicine on demand.

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June 27th, 2012

2012 Process Development Symposium [Photos]

By Stéphanie Couvrette | Comments (0)
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This year’s Process Development Symposium in King of Prussia, PA, was very well received and brought together over 100 process development professionals from diverse industries.  Of the engineers, managers, and scientists present at the sold-out 2012 PDS, many work in specialty chemical, commodity chemical, pharmaceutical, and consulting. In addition to […]

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June 26th, 2012

What Is the Size of an Atom?

By Jenny Xiao | Comments (0)
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Just how small are atoms? And what’s inside them? The answers turn out to be astounding, even for those who think they know.This fast-paced animation uses spectacular metaphors (imagine a blueberry the size of a football stadium!) to give a visceral sense of the building blocks that make our world.

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June 25th, 2012

Real-Time Monitoring Is Fracking’s Newest Revolution

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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While horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking are driving the shale oil and gas revolution across North America, drillers have found that what works in one field doesn’t always travel well to the next. The geology of each new site must be sussed-out and solved, and that requires constant innovation.

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June 22nd, 2012

Using Bacteria to Harvest the Ocean’s Minerals

By Jenny Xiao | Comments (0)
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The world needs clean water, and increasingly, we’re pulling it from the oceans, desalinating it, and drinking it. But what to do with the salty brine left behind? One researcher says we should unleash metal-munching bacteria to help harvest the remaining minerals.

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June 21st, 2012

Can Texas Solve the World’s Coal Problem?

By Kent Harrington | Comments (4)
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Ten years ago then-mayor of Dallas Laura Miller helped halt the construction of 11 coal-fired power plants in Texas. So why is she now pushing to build a new coal-fired plant? The difference is the plant itself, which is being heralded as the cleanest coal-fired power plant in the world and a model for the future of coal power.

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June 20th, 2012

Chevron Could Employ Solar Energy for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Saudi Arabia

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Chevron Corp. is considering using solar energy to produce the steam needed to coax heavy crude from an oilfield straddling Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, since standard oil recovery had pulled up only about 5 percent of the oil, leaving most of it underground.

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June 19th, 2012

BP’s Energy Review of 2011 : Disruption as The World Became More Reliant On Coal

By Kent Harrington | Comments (1)
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A year of disruption and growth rocked the global energy markets: The 2012 BP annual report highlights supply disruptions and ever-increasing demand as the two big energy stories of 2011. Major disruptions included the ‘Arab Spring’, which squeezed oil and gas supplies – including the complete and temporary loss of Libya’s […]

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June 18th, 2012

4th AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference

By Michelle Sasson | Comments (0)
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The South Texas Section of the AIChE, in partnership with AIChE HQ, is hosting its 4th Regional Process Technology Conference at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, on the shores of Clear Lake in League City, Texas, October 4 & 5, 2012.

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