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Worth a Look: How to Disagree During Meetings

Plus: Super Bowl Ads vs. the Internet, What Hiring Managers are Looking for, Lost Science Treasures, the 102 Percent Tax Rate, 10 Mega-Construction Projects and MORE. Sometimes the Internet seems like it's gotten too big. To help navigate this sea of information, IMT continues its weekly Wednesday feature that spotlights some of the more interesting, informative and amusing resources that might...

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Obama's Clean Energy Standard Proposal: What Did People Think?

In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama praised America's declining dependence on foreign oil, but stressed the need to focus the country's resources on relying more on sustainable energy. What did people think of the president's points? Juliet Eliperin of The Washington Post's 44 blog was unimpressed, saying many of Obama's "proposals amounted to a reprise of past...

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Global R&D Spending to Increase in 2012

Worldwide spending on research and development is expected to increase this year. While the U.S. will continue to lead the pack in R&D investment, much of the coming growth will be driven by Asian economies. Although global spending on research and development (R&D) is forecast to increase in 2012, R&D spending in the United States is likely to lag behind prior years, largely due to a...

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Flu Pandemic Preparedness: Growing Vaccines In a Greenhouse

If you were to ask the average person what the number one killer of mankind has been throughout history, they might throw out some ideas. Famine? Heart disease? War? Good guesses, but they'd be wrong. That dubious honor can be laid at the feet (figuratively speaking) of a very, very tiny killer: a virus. Viral infections have killed more people on earth since the dawn of humanity than most other...

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The Damage Done, Part 10 -- Are Renewables Really Better for the Environment Than Fossil Fuels?

Over the past two months, I've written a series of articles on "The Damage Done" by various energy sources used for the generation of electric power. Each week, I've examined one of the primary energy sources, whether "green" or conventional, trying to understand the environmental effects of each method of generating power -- pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, health effects, or other...

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Forum to Address IT Sustainability

The Green Grid, a global consortium comprised of end users, policymakers, technology providers, facility architects and utility companies, is on a mission to address the resource issues facing today's data centers. The growing need for information technology, and the business demands required of IT equipment, strains resources such as power, cooling and space. The Green Grid Forum 2012, being...

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How Bad Data Hampers Sustainable Best Practices

In the world of sustainable best practices, good intentions are no longer good enough. Sustainable projects with funding must be monitored and held accountable to meet compliance and business needs. Problem is, most sustainable projects work from shoddy data sources, or in many cases, have no data to work from at all. A very recent and unfortunate example of bad data hampering sustainability...

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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops to 3-Year Low

Plus: Factory Orders Rise, Consumer Confidence Dips and North American Robotics Industry Has a Record-Breaking Year. Factory Orders Climb in December New orders for U.S. manufactured goods increased 1.1 percent in December, following an upwardly revised 2.2 percent gain in November, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce last week. The total value of new orders climbed by $5.3 billion to a...

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Will IT Efficiency Slay the Greenwashing Dragon??

Leafing through the latest environmental news, we ran across six predictions for green IT in 2012. We like that sort of thing, predictions. What we really like is running across "Predictions for 2010" online, and having a good chuckle. Almost as good as the "What The World Will be Like In 2000" movies we had in school back in the 1970s, where serious scientists and researchers provided us...

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Light Friday: 10 Ridiculous Expense Report Claims

Plus: People Lie More in E-mail than Face-to-Face and an Intricate Engineering Device for a Simple Task. 10 Odd Expense Report Claims Pet food, lottery tickets, hot tub supplies, cosmetic surgery - if you've ever filled out an expense report, you know these generally won't fly as "business transactions." Yet these were among the more questionable expense report claims submitted to chief financial...

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