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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Effect on American Exports

The final stage in the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP is scheduled for the last week in July. This partnership is aimed at lowering the disproportionately high tariff barriers that American businesses face in the Asia-Pacific regions. President Obama is fighting to lower these trade barriers with the new TPP. The United States is negotiating with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, ...

New Developments in Graphene Manufacturing

Producing Graphene Is Now Cheaper and Easier Than Ever Before     A revolutionary new way to manufacture the wonder material Graphene has been developed by researchers from the University of Exeter. This innovative new method of production is significantly cheaper and less complex then previous methods. The team led by Professor Monica Craciun is using this new technique to develop ...

Paris Air show- Airbus wins $57 billion

During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7 billion. In the widebody market, Airbus kicked-off the show with the announcement of the first operator for the new A330 Regional, with Saudi Arabian Airlines taking 20 on lease from ...

Russia and China Set To Build New Gas Pipeline

The construction has begun in China of its section of the eastern gas pipeline route known as the "Power of Siberia" This new addition will deliver up to 38 billion cubic meters of Russian gas each year. The first joint was welded as part of the opening ceremony in China on 6/29/2015. Construction started near the Chinese city of  Heihe of the Heilongjiang province that borders Russia. The ...

Working on better Fracking methods: Does fracking have to be bad?

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment. Engineering professor Fengqi You and doctoral student Jiyao Gao developed models to analyze the shale gas supply chain. Their findings, published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, ...

Cargo Lost on Way To Space Station

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/John ...

Drones Flying To New Heights

The commercial drone industry has been having trouble getting off the ground in the USA. With strict regulations from the FAA, commercial industries are not able to take full advantage of drone technology. As of now, drone operators in the U.S must have the drone in line of sight at all times with no assistance from GPS or cameras. This hinders the effectiveness of this kind of technology because ...

Metal-Based 3D Printed Drones: Revolutionizing a Revolutionary Industry

A new partnership in the world of unmanned aircraft systems or UAS has been announced between Aero Kinetics, a manufacturer of UAS and SLM Solutions NA, a provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. This will merge advance 3D metal printing technology to Aero Kinetics most advanced multi-rotor vertical takeoff and land (VTOL) UAS. “We are thrilled to have SLM on board with ...

The Commercial Drone Industry: Soaring Through The Skies But Can’t Get Off The Ground

The global drone industry is facing roadblocks that were put in place by the FAA to control the enormous amount of flight traffic the USA faces each day. This has not stopped the drone industry from investing into new technologies and hardware. The civilian and commercial market for drones has been on the rise steadily over that past couple years and in 2015 the drone industry has been buzzing ...

Drones for Industrial Manufacturers

Drones could have a huge impact on the way manufacturers think about shipping and logistics. With new technologies hitting the market, these new drones are more powerful and are able to stay in flight for much longer. As companies such as Amazon start to see the potential for drones in shipping products, industrial manufacturers are starting to wonder if they will be able to benefit from unmanned ...