Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation

Neil deGrasse Tyson & ScepticalScience.com have a word or two for Global Warming deniers

Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?

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World Metrology Day – 20 May

Measurements for Transport

World Metrology Day - 20 MayOnline — The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is Measurements for transport. This theme was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world.

We not only move ourselves, but also the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we use and rely on, not forgetting the raw materials they are made from.

Doing so safely, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact requires an astonishing range of measurements.

Indeed more widely metrology, the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, in improving the quality of life and in protecting the global environment. Continue reading

Worldflow Monitoring Service

News, Reports & Data for Instrumentation Marketeers

worldflowworldOnline — The Worldflow Monitoring Service is a package of resources designed to serve the information needs of flowmeter and instrumentation manufacturers, distributors, and end-users.

Each component offers timely data, meaningful news, and insightful commentary on the markets it covers.

Each complements and updates the studies that Flow Research regularly conducts in the same markets, and keeps readers informed of events and trends in their industry.

Worldflow was initiated in 2002 and has several components, including: Continue reading

Stuxnet on 60 Minutes

From ISA Interchange. View original post.. — We have been discussing Stuxnet since it was discovered in 2010.  Stuxnet was recently profiled on CBS’ 60 Minutes.  There are some of the exclusive video clips that were posted on 60 Minutes Overtime web site.

Nancy Bartels, Managing Editor at Control Global, had some comments about the show which she posted here on Control Global’s Sound Off!: “Hey Mom, They Said PLC on TV“.  She wasn’t a huge fan, but did note this: Continue reading

ISA Advancing the “Automation Conversation”

With Appointment of a Social Media Community Manager

isa_interchangeResearch Triangle Park NC, USA – The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that it is expanding its commitment to provide automation professionals readily accessible sources for educational news and information, with the creation of a social media community manager position.

After a search, ISA has named Juliann M. Grant, a veteran in the industrial automation field and social media consultant, to assume this position.
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Buildings – Lighting – Energy Calculators – Software & More!

Happy 2012 – Lets Save More Energy This Year!

http://www.eere.energy.gov/Online –  Now that the 100 watt incandescent lightbulb is being eliminated*,  most citizens of the world are more aware that the costs of energy in homes, buildings. vehicles and all over industry is rapidly increasing.

The US Department of Energy has many useful resources, perhaps the most useful being education and software tools for estimating costs in order to plan and implement energy savings.
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Standardization News Launches Online Presence

Website Offers Quick Access to Sector-Specific ASTM News

W. CONSHOHOCKEN PA, USA _-ASTM International has launched a revamped online version of its flagship magazine, Standardization News (SN).

The magazine’s new website offers more frequently updated ASTM news that is organized into new industry sector gateways.

These gateways serve as web portals to comprehensive news and information about ASTM standards development activities, meeting and training course dates, publications and more. Continue reading

AMSBIO Launches Technical Article Library…

amsbio_ss2PMAbingdon, UK —  AMSBIO has announced a new web page that brings together technical articles written by the company and its customers.

Covering research areas including stem cell biology, apoptosis, cell invasion and migration, cell signaling, DNA damage, glycobiology, cell based assay technology and 3D cell culture techniques, the new resource has been set up to provide researchers with useful background reference information to assist them in their research.

Alex Sim, CEO of AMSBIO commented, “For over 20 years we have provided innovative new products and services to researchers throughout the global life science community.

“With many of our customers operating at the leading edge of their research specialty, technical papers describing the advances they have achieved, with the assistance of AMSBIO products, will be of interest to many people.” Continue reading

Social Media Pages for Dynamic Light Scattering…

High Wycombe, UK — Avid Nano has announced that it has launched Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter pages to facilitate simple communication about topics involving Dynamic Light Scattering via its website.

Visitors to the social media pages can learn about the latest innovations and applications advances in dynamic light scattering technology, obtain information on industry trends and events, and share feedback with Avid Nano and the life sciences community.

Maria Cunningham of Avid Nano commented, “Our aim in establishing and maintaining the social media pages is to facilitate two-way dialog and flow of information about topics of interest to the DLS community”. Continue reading

Clean Energy Authority Reports on A Full-spectrum PV Cell

cleanenergyauthorityOnline — In a June 30th article by Chris Meehan entitled:

“University of Toronto researchers have developed a full-spectrum PV cell”

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has developed photovoltaics that can produce sun (electric power) from nearly all of the sun’s spectrum.

The two junction devices could deliver photovoltaic materials that are up to 42 percent efficient in the future, using inexpensive deposition methods like inkjet printing. Continue reading