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Light Friday: Most Overused Business Profile Buzzwords

Plus: Swine Flu Superpowers, Glass that Beats Steel, the Supernova Light Show and Malaria Invading a Cell. Swine Flu Survivors May Have Super Immune Systems Fictional superpowers can arise from a wide range of events, including exposure to radioactive creatures and science experiments gone wrong. In real life, sometimes they come just from getting sick, as new research indicates that people who...

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Sustainability Spotlight: Argonne Lab's Battery to Power Chevy Volt

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and General Motors' battery cell supplier, LG Chem, Ltd., have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells. This technology will be used to power the Chevrolet Volt, the first mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Argonne-developed technology...

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Global Med Tech Innovation Scorecard

The U.S. dominates in its capacity to produce the latest in medical technology innovation, and is forecast to maintain its global lead, although the nation is expected to lose ground to other countries over the next decade, according to new research. The United States remains the world leader in its capacity to produce the latest medical technology innovation, but emerging markets led by China,...

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Sustainable Packaging Symposium is Scheduled for March 2011

Co-sponsored by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability, The Sustainable Packaging Symposium, "Advancing the Greener Supply Chain," will be held this year in Chicago on March 16-18. This new event will feature topics and speakers that will address the role packaging plays on sustainability across the entire supply chain. Symposium Topics include: Sustainable Packaging Case Studies...

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Consumer Electronics Association Issues Sustainability Report

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R)  has released the CEA 2010 Sustainability Report, which tracks the industry's green efforts throughout a consumer electronics product's entire lifecycle. The report features 21 separate case studies from a variety of companies that demonstrate progress in their environmental efforts. Following are some highlights from the report:  Greener...

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Sustainable Food Movement: More Marketing Jargon or a Community With Bite?

For the past few years - and as recently as last week - the term "sustainable" has been getting a good drubbing by many who deem it to be overused marketing jargon. When you think about it, pretty much anything can be turned into a sustainable product or initiative so I believe this is a valid point. Try to keep this in mind as you read about the following news items pertaining to sustainable...

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How to Delegate Authority

In a collaborative workplace, being in a leadership position requires delegating effectively. Learn how to cede authority and accomplish more. The old adage that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself doesn't belong in the modern workplace. Workers today can't afford to try tackling every task on their own if they hope to keep up with the pace of business. Under these...

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The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results

In The CIO Edge, a team of experts from executive recruiting firm Korn/Ferry International relies on extensive leadership competency data to pinpoint the qualities and behaviors shared by effective leaders in today's technologically driven workplace. Great CIOs consistently exceed key stakeholders' expectations and maximize the business value delivered through their company's technology. What's...

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7 Deadly Sins Supervisors Must Avoid

Every supervisor has his or her flaws, some more egregious than others. Here we look at a few of the most pervasive mistakes that bosses make, plus how to avoid them. No boss is perfect, but some are less perfect than others. While it is impossible to satisfy every employee's needs throughout their career, certain types of managerial behavior are almost guaranteed to rub workers the wrong way....

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Mike Keating on 2011 Government Spending

As the economy gradually recovers, government contractors can look for better selling opportunities, according to Mike Keating, senior editor for Government Product News. Government purchases of goods and services in the United States will reach $3.03 trillion in 2011, up from $2.99 trillion in 2010, according to economic and financial analyst IHS Global Insight. State and local government...

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