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Size of an Atom

01/22/2015 by Kulas
What dictates the size of an atom? I saw representaion of metal oxides, oxygen having greater size than metal. I thought about atomic radii tells us t...
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Last comment 01/23/2015 by Codemaster

Foretelling the Phases of Compound Using Reactants

01/20/2015 by Kulas
Hi, is there any means to know the phases of by products using the properties of reactant? Take for instance for H and O2, we know both are gases bu...
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Last comment 01/22/2015 by James Stewart

Wet H2S Corrosion

01/19/2015 by mratheesh05
In a Refinery Waste water system the H2S PPM is 33. Hence as per definition(if >50PPM H2S Carbon steel material shall be NACE complied) , I have no...
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Last comment 01/21/2015 by Whitephone

Electron Pairing

01/18/2015 by Kulas
Why do electrons always tends to come in pair? Is it not like charges repel each other. Why is it that between the bonding of 2 atoms in a bond elect...
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Last comment 01/27/2015 by 129CBRider

Oxygen Plant Production

01/17/2015 by wizkar
i just got a job in an oxygen plant, were they produce oxygen as there plant engineer and I would like to know all the process involved in the product...
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Last comment 01/21/2015 by James Stewart
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Chemical Manufacturing

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Certified Green Products Win Out

01/26/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
It's a given that today's environmentally-conscious consumers prefer green products, everything from apparel and electronics to personal care and...
Views: 90, Comments: 2
Last comment 01/27/2015 by Just an Engineer

Bio-lubricants to Top $2.6 Billion

12/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The global market for bio-lubricants - everything from motor oil to mechanical greases - is expected to top $2.6 billion by 2020, according to a n...
Views: 117, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/10/2014 by Ed Watts

Technologies to Promote Self-healing

11/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Comic book heroes and cartoon characters that can heal themselves are the stuff of fiction. But, wait, not so fast, says the U.S. Department of De...
Views: 194, Comments: 7
Last comment 12/03/2014 by James Stewart
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

88 blog entries, 424 comments (0 Viewing)

Coatings Improve Artificial Leaves

01/01/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If artificial leaves make you think only of silk flowers, think again. A few years ago, researchers developed a small photovoltaic device that functio...
Views: 126, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/02/2015 by pnaban

New Cloaking Metamaterial Makes Surfaces "Unfeelable"

09/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Invisibility cloaks, disappear! There's a new transforming technology out there - though, getting your hands on it might be a bit tricky, as seen...
Views: 442, Comments: 6
Last comment 09/22/2014 by Anonymous Poster

Waterproof, No-maintenance Concrete

06/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
How would you like to build your home or driveway with concrete that repels water instead of absorbs it and won't crack for as long as you own the...
Views: 716, Comments: 3
Last comment 10/20/2014 by James Stewart
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

111 blog entries, 895 comments (0 Viewing)

Long Road Ahead for Carbon Fiber

12/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Despite the growing use of carbon fiber in the automotive and aerospace industries to make cars and planes weigh less and cut fuel consumption, i...
Views: 156, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/29/2014 by Unredundant

Smart Fabrics: Fad or Future?

04/23/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Smart fabrics are rapidly taking up retail space alongside traditional running and other athletic apparel. For the most part, today's smart fabrics co...
Views: 475, Comments: 5
Last comment 04/30/2014 by russ1

Carbon Fiber Lacks Traction in Auto Market

03/06/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Despite its advantage in weight savings over metal, carbon fiber still has a long way to go before it will gain traction in the automotive market. A l...
Views: 509, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/07/2014 by aDIYguy
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Plastics & Resins Blog

125 blog entries, 436 comments (0 Viewing)

Juice and Germs in 3D

12/20/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
What do you get when you combine 3D printing, bacteria, and orange juice? A synthetic material that can be used in both medical and non-medical applic...
Views: 163, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/21/2014 by Noudge79

Graphene Forges on to the Fold

10/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
In what they're calling a method that will pave the way for the future of fully foldable displays, scientists from the University of Cambridge Graph...
Views: 232, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/16/2014 by SolarEagle

Television in a Tube

08/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Remember when your television was literally a tube? Now, that same TV could come rolled up in one. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's...
Views: 565, Comments: 8
Last comment 10/08/2014 by James Stewart
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Oil & Gas Technology

54 blog entries, 659 comments (0 Viewing)

Is Tapping the Monterey Shale Worth It?

11/12/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Already pumping a tenth of total U.S. oil production, California sits on top of another massive formation, the Monterey Shale. The Unconventional Oil...
Views: 292, Comments: 21
Last comment 11/16/2014 by tcmtech

The Big Squeeze

10/05/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As costs rise but returns remain constant, the oil and gas industry faces the same challenge that has dogged the manufacturing sector for 50 years...
Views: 299, Comments: 22
Last comment 10/09/2014 by ronwagn

The Iraqi Effect

08/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Discussions on Iraqi oil make the latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections especially noteworthy. Surprisingly (watch), the...
Views: 564, Comments: 27
Last comment 09/30/2014 by jdsighter
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Plastics Fabrication

78 blog entries, 290 comments (0 Viewing)

Statewide Ban a Trend?

10/04/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The California legislature has approved a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags from grocery stores and pharmacies beginning in 2015. If signe...
Views: 433, Comments: 12
Last comment 10/06/2014 by ozzb

A Much Closer Look

06/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If you've ever been walking around and wished you had a microscope handy to take a good look at something, an accidental discovery by a team at...
Views: 728, Comments: 4
Last comment 06/20/2014 by Just an Engineer
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Metals & Alloys

78 blog entries, 388 comments (0 Viewing)

Liquid Metal for iPhone? "Not Yet"

02/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Apple Holic blogger Jonny Evans writes that the inventor of LiquidMetal, Atakan Peker, says the resilient, amorphous metallic glass alloy is "years aw...
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Modern Living Through Chemistry? Electronics? Agriculture?

08/10/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
Can man live by bread alone? This rhetorical question has its roots in the Bible where related phraseology is found three times and the intent is s...
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Views: 673, Comments: 3
Last comment 08/11/2013 by roy hammy

Industries Serving Global Needs

08/09/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
A chicken is interested in the person who wants bacon and eggs for breakfast but the pig is committed. It's a light quip (for all but the pig!) but...
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Last comment 12/18/2013 by MillMatt

Risk and Its Part In Engineering Failure

02/21/2012 posted in OH CR4P!
by cheme_wordsmithy
Ever played the board game RISK? Even if you haven't, you've most likely heard of it. The game is aptly named because, regardless of the strategy im...
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Last comment 04/23/2013 by N.

Flash Bainite Steel - Something New Under the Sun!

09/27/2011 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
For those who thought they knew everything that could be known about heat treating steel. Minimizing time rather than maximizing temperature soak s...
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Last comment 04/20/2013 by N.

Material Selection: Where Imitation is Not the Highest Form of Flattery

09/07/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky of GEA Consulting for contributing this blog entry. Imitation may be the highest form of flattery...
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Last comment 05/29/2014 by indel

Material Selection: The Times, They Are A-Changing

08/10/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky for contributing this blog entry, which complements his last post about material selection. Contin...
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