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Aforetime New Year's Wishes!

December 30, 2005

A bit too soon, sure, but we at Industrial Market Trends wish our dear readers the most pleasant of New Year's celebrations. See you under the coffee table. Catch you in 2006. Cheers. Read More

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Light Thursday: Best of the Best of the Best

December 29, 2005

If you're at work at all this week, you'll be off tomorrow for New Year's Eve, or at least heading out early. So, instead of Light Friday, we now officially have Light Thursday (With Part II of this piece to appear in tomorrow's Light Friday, just in case anyone's paying attention. 'Tis the time of year when media becomes obsessed with lists. In keeping with that time-honored tradition, we bring you some of the Best Lists of 2005. Read More

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Reprocessing Nuclear Waste: Yucca Mountain, or a Hole in the Ground

December 29, 2005

Apparently, dealing with nuclear power plants' radioactive waste isn't as easy as originally thought to be. Yucca Mountain's big hole in the ground, wherein excess, unusable radioactive waste was decided to be deposited, is in a sort of purgatory. So an ambitious new kind of reprocessing has been proposed. Read More

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Where is Google Going — Or Taking Us?

December 28, 2005

Wired magazine co-founder John Batelle, in an excellent article on CNN.com (The Future of Online Search), says "Search is one of the hardest computer science problems in the world." Let's take a look at where that statement is, and where it might be going. Read More

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Senate Blocks Drilling in Alaska's ANWR

December 27, 2005

After a debaucherous holiday, we're back and diving right in to bringing you some significant info. Coming during the last few days before the Senate left for the holidays, a vote came down on Wednesday blocking drilling in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge -- a Christmas gift for Democrats (and some Republicans) but a lump of coal for most Republicans. Read More

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Wal-Mart Thinks Supply Chain Issues Are Tough? Feh. Try Being Santa.

December 22, 2005

Inside is a (mostly) lighter take on Christmas: Business considerations of Santa's Global Supply Chain Ops. Hey, even Santa's heading for an RFID implementation. Read More

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Happy Holidays, Dear Readers!

December 22, 2005

This will be our last pre-holiday post, until we return next Tuesday. From the IMT blog, we wish our dear readers a Merry Christmas (or cheer for whichever holiday you intend to celebrate). Happy Holidays! Be safe, but party hard. We sure will. Read More