Georgia Tech engineering research into the use of hydraulic hybrid technology on school buses to reduce energy use and curb emissions also serves as a vehicle to attract young students to engineering.
According to Burrill & Company’s 26th Annual Report on the Life Sciences Industry—“Biotech 2012: Innovating in the New Austerity”—in 2011, “several drug companies sought to cut R&D [research and development] expenses.”
Instead of the annual user group event from Invensys Operations Management, the different divisions are holding smaller events.
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Data historians are repositories of vital information, but how do you manage that data to ensure its integrity? Automation World went in search of practical advice on how process industry users are managing historian data today.
In Spring of 2012, Automation World surveyed its readers to get feedback on improving education and training for the industrial workforce. For the most part, this training is rated by end users as “good” to “excellent”, but experience seems to vary widely depending on the vendor and the course.
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Rexroth's Omega Module linear motion system adds more capability to the EasyHandling modular system, allowing higher dynamics over longer distances in feed units, by combing low traveling mass and fast belt drive, so that top speeds can be reached.
Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA, www.ama-assn.org) rekindled more concern about labeling—and, thus, consumption—of genetically engineered (GE) foods made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The operations monitoring solution is a configurable data consolidation, analysis and reporting environment designed to meet demands typical of the rapid expansion of field and facility infrastructure in emerging coal seam gas operations.
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