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New Army Lab Brings Innovation to Detroit, the Battlefield and Beyond

Detroit had long been known for fantastic automotive innovation. Since Henry Ford and his Model T, the Motor City was the home of the Big 3 carmakers, and through most of the 20th century Detroit led the way with new and creative ideas in the auto industry. That image of Detroit has faded, as Japanese carmakers took over and helped sink General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, until they needed a...

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Green Festival Makes Big Apple Debut

The eco-curious visitors who stopped by New York City's Green Festival on Earth Day weekend found green exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and expert sessions that reflected sustainable practices for work and business. Here are some festival highlights. Even at the entrance of the Green Festival at the Jacob Javits Center, eco-incentives were everywhere. Volunteers distributed eco tote bags to...

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4 Futuristic Aircraft Designs on the Horizon

Imagine circumnavigating the world in just a few hours or flying on the wing of a plane. Cutting-edge aircraft designs and prototypes may soon make these scenarios a reality. The airplane has come a long way since the Wright brothers first took off in their spruce wood biplane. Over a century of advancements in aircraft design and capability have transformed aviation, and today, high-tech...

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Space Chronicles

In 2012's Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, the charming and incredibly brilliant astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson lays out the importance of space exploration for America's economy, security and morale. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily and brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists. Now that NASA has put...

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Is Corporate Social Responsibility Really Worth it?

Do companies really benefit from corporate social responsibility programs? Or is CSR simply a politically-correct drain on resources that does nothing for the bottom line? The justification for a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is that it contributes to a company's public image. It offers a channel for board members, executives, and rank-and-file workers to express their interest in...

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How Road Warriors are Traveling this Year

Business travelers are spending more on trips this year but are traveling less. Who will rack up the miles in 2012, and what are the tricks of the trade? In December, data from professional services firm Deloitte indicated that approximately 85 percent of business travelers expected to take at least the same number of trips in 2012, if not more. Furthermore, in Deloitte's survey of 1,000...

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NASA to the Public: Get Us to Mars

Future Mars missions will reflect a creative, cost-conscious approach as a budget-wary NASA reformulates its exploration program and calls on the public for alternative strategies. Earlier this month, NASA's Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) announced an initiative seeking the best and the brightest ideas for exploration of the Red Planet. The announcement came shortly after the agency's fiscal...

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2012 U.S. Aerospace and Defense Outlook

Aerospace and defense industry insiders indicate optimism for the U.S. commercial aircraft sector, but are cautious about defense because of expected Department of Defense budget cuts. The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is the United States' largest net exporter and one of the largest contributors to the nation's gross exports at $89.6 billion. The industry's contribution to the nation's...

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BP Sees Soaring Profits Amidst Mutant Gulf Seafood

BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ranks as the worst man-made environmental disaster in U.S. history. At Green & Clean, we covered the spill extensively and were met with criticism when we brought to light simple, effective non-toxic ways to help clean-up efforts. So here we are two years after the spill, and BP's profits are soaring while the seafood ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico is...

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Cure Your Work Addiction

Just because you're doing a lot of work doesn't necessarily mean you're doing it well. If you're a workaholic, kick the habit and improve your performance. Americans are some of the most productive people in the world, but an over-commitment to work can become a liability, hurting not only your personal life but also your performance. Although work hours in the United States have been trending...

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