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NASA administrator and media to see MMS mission progress


Bolden will visit Goddard's Integration and Test Facility where the four MMS spacecraft are undergoing testing. The spacecraft will be in a rare four-stack arrangement inside a clean room after completing vibration testing. The clean room itself will be temporarily altered to allow a close-up view of the approximate 20-foot high collection of four observatories in their launch configuration. A media opportunity will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. In addition to Bolden, MMS project personnel will be available to answer questions about the mission, grou... Read More »

BMW Group and SGL Group to triple production capacities at moses Lake carbon fiber plant


Due to the high demand for carbon fiber in automotive production, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers is going to triple the capacity of the carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, WA (USA). This has been announced today by the joint venture partners, SGL Group and BMW Group, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the planned site expansion. The expansion will be funded by an investment of 200 million US dollars, in addition to the previously invested 100 million US dollars. The site expansion, scheduled to be completed by early 2015, will make the plant in Mos... Read More »

Media alert: Intel powers maker faire bay area


WHAT: Maker Faire Bay Area The Intel booth will feature hands-on learning activities and demonstrations of projects made with Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison including a smart shirt, an interactive 1000-LED matrix and a pick-and-place machine for making pebble mosaics. Attendees will have the chance to create their own magic wands using simple circuits and bring them to life with the Intel® Galileo development board. WHEN: May 17 – 18, 2014 Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m. WHERE: San Mateo Event Center 1346... Read More »

Xerox research centre Canada and Battelle Memorial Institute form materials science research and development alliance


The alliance will allow clients of XRCC and Battelle to access the deep capabilities of the two renowned research organizations – including the use of XRCC`s pilot plant and manufacturing scale-up facility – to augment their own resources in developing and bringing new products to market. “Clients come to us because they have a great idea they want to bring to market or face a tough challenge they want to solve. Our alliance with Battelle expands XRCC's innovative capabilities and competencies, so we can achieve even greater advances in scie... Read More »

BASF presents Ultramid® for flexible packaging films derived from renewable raw materials


The resulting Ultramid, which is produced according to the so called mass balance approach, is identical in terms of formulation and quality but associated with lower green house gas emissions and saving of fossil resources . Also , existing plants and technologies along the value chain can continue to be used without changes. “Consumer demand for products made of renewable raw materials continues to rise,” says Joachim Queisser, Senior Vice President of the Polyamides and Precursors Europe regional business unit. “This offering opens excell... Read More »

Evalueserve taps into IBM to build private cloud environment for global knowledge centers


Availability is of utmost importance to Evalueserve, which provides clients with customized research conducted by professionals with industry-specific technical skills and deep domain expertise. Evalueserve clients include investment banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, leading consulting firms, law firms and intellectual property firms. Its employees need timely access to client applications and data in order to provide consulting, research and analytics services through a global network of knowledge centers in Chile, China, India... Read More »

Abbott facility receives top international award for operational excellence


Abbott's vascular devices manufacturing facility in Clonmel, Ireland, received the award, recognizing the site’s initiative to develop and maintain continuous improvement to achieve operational excellence. The prize is awarded to organizations that demonstrate a culture where principles of operational excellence are deeply embedded into the thinking and behavior of all leaders, managers and associates. "Only the highest-performing organizations are considered for the Shingo Prize," said Robert Miller, executive director at the Shingo Institu... Read More »

Third Vega launch by Arianespace a success: KazEOSat-1 (DZZ-HR) satellite in orbit


Third successful Vega launch from CSG With Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega all operated from the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace is the only launch services operator in the world capable of launching all types of payloads into all orbits, from the largest to the smallest geostationary satellites, clusters of satellites for constellations and missions to the International Space Station (ISS). Vega is designed to launch small satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) or Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). It should quickly prove to be the benchmark launcher... Read More »

Five exemplary researchers receive Heineken Young Scientists Awards


The Academy's juries, which earlier this month picked the winners of the Heineken Prizes, have awarded this year's Heineken Young Scientists Awards to the following laureates working in similar research fields: Celia Berkers, researcher at the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research (Utrecht, Netherlands). Dr C.R. Berkers (33) is receiving the 2014 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Biochemistry and Biophysics for her research into the workings of the proteasome, a structure that breaks down proteins in biological cells. Alexander Vlaa... Read More »

GM Fuel Cell Fleet Tops 3 Million Miles


This specially equipped fleet of Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles are part of GM’s 119-vehicle Project Driveway program, which launched in 2007. Since then, more than 5,000 drivers have provided feedback on the functionality and drivability of fuel cell technology. “Hydrogen fuel cell technology is an important part of GM’s advanced propulsion portfolio and we continue to make substantial progress in furthering this technology,” said Charlie Freese, executive director of GM’s global fuel cell engineering activities. “These vehicles have ... Read More »

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