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Graphene: The Quest to Mass Produce the Next Miracle Material

February 26, 2013

The nano-material graphene could prove to be the most important synthetic material since plastic, but producing it is cost-prohibitive. However, several teams of researchers around the world are trying to crack the code to produce industrial quantities of the super material. Read More

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Manufacturing Better Online Awareness

February 26, 2013

The long-term effort to revitalize manufacturing and boost the industry image has spread to the Web. The recently launched "Manufacturing is Cool" website encourages student from grades K-12 to be original thinkers, and features need-to-know information and videos for students, parents, and teachers to get a better understanding of the industry. Read More

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How Ending Currency Manipulation Will Help Manufacturers

February 26, 2013

Currency manipulation by U.S. trading partners, particularly China, creates a drag on the U.S. economy. Cracking down on manipulators would significantly reduce the trade deficit and provide a major boost to American manufacturers. In fact, the solution may be as simple as the stroke of a pen. Read More

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What Are the True Costs of Regulation?

February 26, 2013

The effect of government regulation on American manufacturing has been a hotly debated issue since the introduction of federal clean air and water guidelines about 40 years ago. Here we look at what manufacturing trade groups consider the real economic impact of regulations on U.S. manufacturers and consumers. Read More

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Antifragile

February 26, 2013

In Antifragile, bestselling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb looks at why some systems benefit from volatility and disorder, and explains how to take advantage from this knowledge. Read More