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Frozen Fuel Gas Emerges from the Ocean Floor

Scientists edge closer to mining the oceans' natural gas, a promising energy resource, after research ships off Oregon extract the first undamaged samples from the ocean floor. Because of a recent breakthrough, scientists are gaining a better understanding of a potential new fuel source—gas hydrates—mysterious deposits of natural gas, which can be found below the ocean floor. Scientists...

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12 Ways to Keep Negotiations Rolling

It can happen to even the most skilled negotiators—talks can hit a seemingly insurmountable impasse. Does the deadlock mean the end of compromise? Not if you follow these easy steps. Negotiations can sometimes get deadlocked. Both parties can reach what seems to be the end of the road, where there appears to be no manageable route for greater compromise. Or the impasse could stimulate...

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Nanopowders Drive Industry Innovation

Nanoscale powders, more important than ever in product innovations, are reinventing toners and spurring the development of superior catalysts and stronger plastics. Nanopowders may be extremely tiny in size, but their role is getting bigger in powder-based processing innovations. In various applications such as catalysis, coatings, cosmetics, electronics, sensors and drug delivery, these...

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Gov't Tackles Two Chemical Concerns

The government is working to alleviate fears about a specific group of chemicals and about the security of our nation's chemical facilities. Safety and security in the chemical industry are high on the government's list of priorities, as shown by two Bush Administration initiatives. In the first, more decisive action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently required the chemical...

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Offering Services is New Formula for Success

To gain a competitive edge, specialty chemical makers are increasingly adding services to product offerings. Discover why more suppliers are paying attention to the services component. For a growing number of specialty chemical makers, offering services alongside products is the way to beat the competition. While providing services has long been the practice in some specialty chemical...

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De-MIST-tifying the Steam Trap

Some plant personnel believe that "a trap is a trap," overlooking different design features when they select a steam trap. Learn how to pick the best trap to boost system and process performance. Steam traps come in many makes and models yet their different features and performance levels are not always considered in the selection process. This is because some plant personnel fall into the trap...

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Chemicals: The Big Picture

Chemical companies' profits are hurting because of rising raw material and energy costs. Find out what other major challenges the industry is facing and what its future holds. The U.S. chemical industry continues to ail, with profits still flagging. In fact, this year's first quarter bears a striking resemblance to last year's lackluster first quarter. Just like the same period in 2002, chemical...

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It Pays to Save Energy—Literally

Under demand-response programs, you can boost profits by reducing power usage upon a utility's request. These incentive-driven options are recruiting more participants, especially industrial customers. If the local utility asks you, as one of its many power customers, to reduce your power usage because demand is threatening to outstrip supply, would you be willing to? Your first reaction may be...

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Portable Cooling Systems to the Rescue

If you're experiencing problems with your building's air-conditioning, these new options alleviate concerns about damaging equipment, interrupting operations and discomfiting occupants. Building air-conditioning systems are more crucial than ever because more and more building operations rely on them. Without air-conditioning, computers and telecommunications equipment can heat up and get...

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