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Light Friday: Unbelievable Science in Sci-Fi Films

Plus: Even More Offbeat Science and Business News from 2010. Most Absurd Sci-Fi Films of All Time Hollywood movies tend to play fast and loose with science, treating the laws of physics, nature and space like suggestions. At a daylong private conference at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, the space agency recently mocked some of the film industry's most popular sci-fi movies, and...

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EPA Addresses GHG Emissions From Fossil Fuel-fired Power Plants and Refineries; Actions Criticized by NAM

The Environmental Protection Agency entered into two proposed settlement agreements to issue rules that will address greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from fossil fuel-fired power plants and refineries, which are responsible for nearly 40 percent of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. Several states, local governments and environmental organizations sued EPA over their failure to update the...

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Sustainability Spotlight: TAOS, Inc. Light Sensor Technology Receives 2010 Award for Green Technology

Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions®, Inc. has received the 2010 TV Innovation Award for its digital ambient light sensors in the Green Technology category. Television displays can consume as much as 60% of overall system power, and digital ambient light sensors have become a critical component in consumer electronics since they automatically adjust the picture brightness to reduce overall...

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New Design Protocol Will Clarify Sustainable Packaging Specifications

Sustainable manufacturing isn't a new idea but creating a wholly sustainable manufacturing process is ever-changing in today's world. In order for manufacturers to reach their sustainability goals, many organizations are working together to create guidelines for manufactures to follow. As reported on greenerpackage.com, the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) has a new design protocol...

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Construction Equipment Manufacturing to Grow in 2011

Following severe losses throughout the recession, the construction equipment industry posted strong growth in 2010 and is expected to continue expanding in 2011. Will the rebound be enough to offset earlier declines? Like many market sectors, the construction equipment manufacturing industry suffered major declines in the 2008-2009 period. However, in 2010 the industry recorded a strong upswing...

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Stay on Track with Your Resolutions

For many people, a new year is motivation to view the next 12 months as a clean slate and an opportunity to set new goals. Yet resolutions aren't always easy to keep. Here are four strategies to stay on track with yours. Statistics reveal that more than half of all resolution makers lose sight of their goals, prompting companies to introduce incentives that may help ease anxieties tied to a...

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What Is Your New Year's Resolution?

Every January, many of us reflect on our habits and self-progress, committing to a personal goal or professional project as a way toward self-improvement.We want to know what you hope to accomplish this new year. Whether it's being a better manager, selling your invention or lowering your cholesterol, share with us your 2011 New Year's resolution in the comments section below.

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What Manufacturers Expect in 2011

The nation's manufacturing sector has held up better than other sectors during an uneven economic recovery and is expected to continue expanding. Economic forecasters and business leaders are boosting their year-end and 2011 estimates for United States growth, prompted by higher demand and increased production. Moreover, manufacturers are more optimistic about an economic uptick for their...

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EPA Efforts Result in Significant Reduction of Acid Rain

Since its initiation in 1995 as part of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, EPA's Acid Rain Program has earned well deserved recognition for its contribution towards dramatic sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reductions. An analysis estimates annual public health benefits of the program in 2010 alone is more than $120 billion. SO2 and NOx Emission Rates, 1990-2009  ...

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Pink Snails Among New Tactics Set to Re-Invigorate Recycling Awareness

Think the hum-drum world of recycling is only limited to collecting plastic, glass, paper and cardboard? Think again! A smattering of truly innovate ideas have recently hit the recycling circuit. On the surface, these are small, unique tactics that probably won't set the world of sustainability on fire. But the creative thinking behind each idea is something the sustainability industry-at-large...

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