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Scientists Study The Carbon Footprint Of Almond Farming

July 22, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Reports in the Journal of Industrial Ecology suggest that modest changes in almond production in California could further reduce the industry's already-low carbon emissions levels.

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Nestlé Launches Global R&D Center In Ohio

July 22, 2015 2:54 pm | by Nestlé Research and Development | News | Comments

Nestlé celebrated the grand opening of its new Nestlé Research & Development Center in Solon, Ohio, and marked the completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish this global center dedicated to transforming the way the world enjoys frozen and chilled foods.

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Accessible 3D Printing And Digital Piracy

July 22, 2015 2:47 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Thanks to accessible 3D printing companies like Shapeways, DIY hobbyists can turn their designs into 3D objects and sell them online. And that’s raising serious questions about intellectual property rights for some companies.

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New Chemical Structures Could Improve Fuel Gases, Carbon Capture

July 22, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from Stockholm University developed chemical structures that are uniquely capable of removing carbon dioxide from gas mixtures.

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Food Industry Groups Call On House To Support GMO Labeling Program

July 22, 2015 2:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Hundreds of food industry groups called on lawmakers Tuesday to pass legislation that would pre-empt states’ GMO labeling requirements.

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Higher Prices Bring In More Profit For Coca-Cola

July 22, 2015 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said its profit rose in its second quarter as it raised prices, cut costs and benefited from a gain related to its purchase of a stake in energy drink maker Monster Beverage.

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MillerCoors Aims For More Consistent Marketing

July 22, 2015 11:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

MillerCoors' new marketing chief plans a more consistent messaging approach in an effort to simultaneously grow two of the company's flagship beers.

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Fiat Chrysler Exec Now Working For Apple

July 22, 2015 11:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Apple's long-rumored electric car project could be quickly moving toward the development stage following the hires of top auto industry veterans.

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EU Authorities Clear Cargill-ADM Chocolate Deal

July 22, 2015 11:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

European regulators last week approved Cargill's acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business provided Cargill sells off a German ADM chocolate plant.

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Obama Renewing Call To Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

July 22, 2015 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

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Modern Manufacturing Part I: Control Via The Cloud

July 22, 2015 11:02 am | by Danny Weiss | Articles | Comments

The “cloud” has developed an unfortunate reputation for ambiguity and complexity. In reality, cloud technology is all about delivering a flexible, easy and intuitive user experience. No other industry is in need of that more than manufacturing.

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Baghouse Integration Automation & Control

July 22, 2015 10:59 am | by FilterSense | Product Releases | Comments

Large scale fabric filter baghouses will significantly lower emissions, reduce energy use and cut maintenance costs with the FilterSense B-PAC Series Baghouse Performance Analyzer & Controller. 

Iowa Punishes Companies For Environmental Law Violations

July 21, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The state Natural Resources Department has punished three companies in northern Iowa, saying they violated environmental laws.

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North Dakota Agency Signals Comfort On Some Pipeline Issues

July 21, 2015 2:01 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The panel signaled approval of the company's plans to address worries.

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Manufacturing Minute: Competition For Tesla

July 21, 2015 1:56 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, Tesla may be facing serious competition soon, a hitchhiking robot and the latest on rail safety. 

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Initial Results Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Failure Revealed

July 21, 2015 1:54 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

Musk's announcement was the first release of results from SpaceX’s investigation.

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The 10 Ways Driverless Cars Will Redefine The Future

July 21, 2015 1:51 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

McKinsey & Co Principal Dominik Wee discusses the future for driverless cars.

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Apple Has Cash Cow In iPhone Even As Phone Industry Slows

July 21, 2015 1:49 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple.

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University Of Michigan Opens Test 'City' For Autonomous Cars

July 21, 2015 1:48 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars.

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CEO Of Japan's Toshiba Resigns Over Doctored Books

July 21, 2015 11:28 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toshiba's CEO and eight other executives resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by $1.2 billion over several years.

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