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All Electric for Volvo but Not Petrol-free

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

For more than 130 years, the internal combustion engine has dutifully served the automotive industry. Could the recent move by Volvo Cars sound its death knell? Continue reading “All Electric for Volvo but Not Petrol-free” »

This Summer’s Blockbuster: A Total Solar Eclipse

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Solar Flare

Image by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Goddard Media Studios

Treat yourself or your budding young scientists to something truly amazing this summer, a total solar eclipse. Here’s how to be ready on August 21, 2017, when the entire United States will experience the phenomenon from the west to east coasts. Continue reading “This Summer’s Blockbuster: A Total Solar Eclipse” »

The Art Of “Good Enough”

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Engineering is all about boundaries, constraints and what we’re able to achieve within them. But one thing I’ve found to be true about engineers is that we’re almost never satisfied. There’s always a little bit more to do. There are always small improvements to make, problems to iron out, designs to hone. Continue reading “The Art Of “Good Enough”” »

Freedom from Narrow Aisles

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Side Slip Seating

Image by Molon Labe Seating via

If a Lakewood Colorado company has their way, this could be your last Independence Day holiday spent squeezing down a narrow aircraft aisle to your preferred middle seat. Continue reading “Freedom from Narrow Aisles” »

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