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Master the Box

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Constraints inspire creativity.”  Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, co-founder of Twitter. I recently asked a young engineer if he knew from where the phrase, “Think Outside the Box,” came. “Taco Bell?” he replied tentatively. Continue reading “Master the Box” »

Aramco Strategy: Lemonade from Lemons

Posted on November 30th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

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All products have a lifecycle – including obsolescence. But when public opinion and worldwide regulatory pressure has market demand for your cash crop showing signs of waning, do you close up shop or get creative? Continue reading “Aramco Strategy: Lemonade from Lemons” »

Tapping Out a Message in Chemicals

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Like a scene from a Hollywood science fiction blockbuster where the protagonists once again rally using Morse Code after all other means of communication have been destroyed, researchers have found a way to send messages using chemicals. Continue reading “Tapping Out a Message in Chemicals” »

From Junkyard to Joules

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

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Inspired by the Baghdad Battery, a research team at Vanderbilt University have devised a novel method transforming common junkyard metals and household chemicals into batteries. Continue reading “From Junkyard to Joules” »

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