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Finding What You’re Looking For: Safety Investigations

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

On December 1, 2015 investigators studying the crash of an AirAsia flight the previous December released their report, in which they concluded that the crash stemmed from an upset caused by pilot error.  This, despite the fact that a control system had malfunctioned because of a cracked solder joint and that records showed the system had malfunctioned 23 times in the year before the crash.  Continue reading “Finding What You’re Looking For: Safety Investigations” »

Computing + Experimentation = Faster, Better Solutions

Posted on November 10th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

Supercomputing technologies and similar solutions have been fueling a rise in computing-based science and engineering for years. With the exponential increase of available research and technical data, the demand for solutions that take all that content and process it to add a layer of decision-support capabilities such as descriptive, semantic, comparative and predictive analytics is palpable in research-intensive markets. Continue reading “Computing + Experimentation = Faster, Better Solutions” »

1 in 3 Scientists and Engineers May Not Be Doing Their Best Work

Posted on October 29th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

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In just about any company that develops or manufactures products, scientists and engineers are at the heart of creating what’s next, producing highly-skilled analyses and recommendations that can make or break that new product or process, maximize profits, and minimize EHS risks in production processes. Continue reading “1 in 3 Scientists and Engineers May Not Be Doing Their Best Work” »

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