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Light Friday: Hint of Higgs Boson Uncovered

Plus: New Evidence for the Possibility of Life on Mars and Fun Facts from Amazon's Holiday Sales. LHC Finds Hint of Higgs Boson For the first time since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was opened beneath the Swiss-French countryside in 2009, new data show "intriguing hints" of the Higgs boson, according to news last month. If it pans out, the last missing piece in the Standard Model puzzle will...

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Manufacturing Growth Accelerates at Year's End

U.S. manufacturing growth accelerated through the last month of 2011, growing at its fastest rate in six months and easing recessionary fears as the new year begins. The factory sector in the United States continued to grow in December, following expansion in November. The latest pickup in business activity has improved the outlook for manufacturing at the start of 2012 and boosted prospects for...

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Capturing Wave Energy

The newest innovation in green energy technology is the 'smart' sea wave generation systems created by Eco Wave Power (EWP). These systems are designed to extract energy from ocean and sea waves and convert it into energy. EWP has constructed two small-scale models: the Wave Clapper and the Power Wing. Both models draw energy from wave power throughout uniquely shaped buoys that rise and fall...

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Sustainability Spotlight: Winning Advice for Greener Communities

Responding to the fact that many communities around the country are seeking assistance in the form of tools and resources to help them make them more economically and environmentally sustainable, the U.S. EPA has developed the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. Designed to provide quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using a variety of proven tools, the program is...

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What Manufacturers Expect in 2012

The manufacturing sector posted steady growth through most of 2011, both on a global level and in the U.S. While there are serious concerns about economic instability from the European debt crisis and a still-weak housing sector, the outlook for manufacturing in the new year is largely positive. Despite fears of another recessionary dip, worldwide manufacturing production continues to perform...

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Government Sales Opportunities in 2012

As the economy slowly regains its strength, contractors may see more government sales opportunities in 2012, GovPro.com's Mike Keating explains in this Expert's Corner. In 2012, government purchases of goods and services will reach $2.99 trillion, down slightly from $3.03 trillion in 2011, according to Waltham, Mass.-based economic forecaster IHS Global Insight. Of that amount, federal government...

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DOE Report Outlines Strategies for Integrating Wind Energy into the Power Grid

Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and Lessons Learned, is a DOE-funded report that provides grid operators with first-hand experiences from actual operators on their strategies, solutions, and successes for meeting the challenges of integrating...

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Is this the Year Hiring Rebounds?

Employers expect to add new jobs in the coming months, but they don't plan to ramp up hiring in a significant way until substantial economic gains occur, market research suggests. "Cautious optimism" remains the phrase du jour in the employment outlook, as recent market research suggests employers expect to add new jobs in 2012 but are waiting to see how the economy shapes up before they ramp up...

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Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward

In Necessary Endings, psychologist and leadership consultant Henry Cloud addresses the benefits of concluding unsatisfying work (or personal relationships) and advises readers on diagnosing when the situation can be resuscitated or must be shut down. While endings are a natural part of business and life, we often experience them with a sense of hesitation, sadness, resignation or regret. But...

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Another Year of Odd, Dumb and Strange Things

From glowing dogs to the Qwikster debacle, there was no shortage of memorable science and business stories last year. Here we look at 13 of them. In our third annual roundup, and in no particular order, we look back at some of 2011's more offbeat developments and discoveries, which took place in offices, boardrooms, laboratories and beyond. 1) In 2011, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made a series of...

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