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Innovation 'vital' for future economyupdated: Sat May 21 2011 22:17:00

Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells CNN's Soledad O'Brien what he believes will drive tomorrow's economy.

Ethanol: Is it friend or foe?updated: Fri Apr 22 2011 09:07:00

Donald Stedman has never been a fan of ethanol. Stedman, a chemistry professor at the University of Denver, said there are several problems with the alcohol fuel, one being that it messed up the fuel pump in a car he uses.

Report: Chemicals found in NE Pennsylvania water wellsupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 19:13:00

Water testing by a private environmental engineering firm has discovered toxic chemicals in wells in a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Kase Lawal: Not your average oil baronupdated: Wed May 19 2010 06:53:00

Nigerian-born entrepreneur Kase Lawal is the epitome of the American dream. Arriving to the US a young, idealistic student, Lawal has carved a name for himself in one of the most competitive industries in the world: Oil.

From Nigeria to Texas oil wealthupdated: Wed May 19 2010 06:53:00

Nigerian oil businessman Kase Lawal on starting his own business and its rise to becoming a multi-billion dollar empire.

Koreans make plastics without fossil fuel chemicalsupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 02:48:00

A team of South Korean scientists have produced the polymers used for everyday plastics through bioengineering, rather than through the use of fossil fuel-based chemicals.

For entrepreneurs, dorm is the new garageupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 09:41:00

Susie Levitt's and Katie Shea's feet had had enough. Walking around Manhattan sidewalks between classes in their high heels was getting unbearable.

Lab makes renewable diesel fuel from E. coli poopupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 15:43:00

Fossil fuels that keep our planet running -- oil, natural gas and coal -- were created from the decomposition of plants, plankton and other organic material over millions of years.

Ford's wonder woman and her new carupdated: Fri May 08 2009 10:41:00

Over the decades, I've interviewed dozens of automotive engineers; engine engineers, transmission engineers, chemical engineers, tire engineers, etc. But never have I interviewed an engineer quite like Ford's Cristina Rodriguez.

Cleaner coal stokes green debateupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:45:00

Twenty four hours before the greatest scientific experiment of our time gets underway at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, political and scientific dignitaries assembled at a site a few hundred miles north east of the French/Swiss border at a site in Germany to inaugurate another groundbreaking engineering test.

Source of Iraq WMD intelligence tells his storyupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 20:12:00

His phone number was published in a German phone directory -- Rafid Alwan, whose claims that Saddam Hussein was producing biological agents helped launch the Iraq war.

'Curveball' intelligenceupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 20:12:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen interviews 'Curveball' the man at the center of the 'biggest intelligence failure in history.'

Marius Kloppers profileupdated: Fri May 30 2008 02:14:00

Marius Kloppers was born in South Africa on August 26, 1962.

Potent new 'nanofabrics' repel germsupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 11:02:00

The approach of flu season sends many people scurrying for vaccinations and vitamins. But what if you could avoid the flu and other viruses simply by getting dressed? That's the idea behind two garments that are part of the "Glitterati" clothing line designed by Olivia Ong, a senior design major at Cornell University.

CNNMoney: In Georgia, fuel from the forestupdated: Tue May 15 2007 11:27:00

While it may not stop gas prices in their climb to $4 a gallon, long-term help could be on the way from Georgia's 24 million acres of majestic pine-filled forest lands.

CNNMoney: Better than ethanolupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 11:56:00

All of a sudden, everybody hates ethanol.

FSB: A biofuels startup can't deliver on its promisesupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 08:06:00

Christopher d'Arnaud-Taylor was on a roll. It was early 2006, and Xethanol, the New York City firm he had founded, said it was closing in on the Holy Grail of alternative energy. Taylor was telling...

Fortune: Hottest college degrees for getting hiredupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 13:01:00

Dear Annie: I'm a sophomore in college, trying to decide on a major, and I'm confused because I have several different interests. I like chemistry and math, and I'm good at them, but I also enjoy learning languages. I need to be practical about my choice because I'll have pretty heavy student loans to pay off. Can you tell me which kinds of college degrees will be the most likely to lead to a good job in three or four years? -Up in the Air

Doctor dances on unique career pathupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 07:44:00

Dr. Sandra Adamson Fryhofer has an unusual resume: tap dancer, baton twirler, Miss Georgia 1976, M.D., and former president of the American College of Physicians.

CNNMoney: 5 careers: Big demand, big payupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 10:06:00

NEW YORK ( - Recent surveys show that a lot of people are itching to find new jobs and human resource managers are expecting a lot of movement -- both signs that employers may need to sweeten the pot.

Fortune: How to Beat the High Cost of Gasoline. Forever!updated: Tue Jan 24 2006 16:09:00

You probably don't know it, but the answer to America's gasoline addiction could be under the hood of your car. More than five million Tauruses, Explorers, Stratuses, Suburbans, and other vehicles are already equipped with engines that can run on an energy source that costs less than gasoline, produces almost none of the emissions that cause global warming, and comes from the Midwest, not the Middle East.

Green breakthrough for 'biodiesel'updated: Tue Jun 07 2005 13:18:00

New research published by American scientists may have brought the prospect of filling up your tank with green gas a little bit closer.

Fortune: Reacting to chemicalsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 00:01:00

"I'VE GOT CHEMICALS IN MY BLOOD," SAYS FRANK MITSCH. No, he's not talking about illicit substances. As an analyst with institutional research firm Fulcrum Global Partners, Mitsch helps his clients ...

Mars rover approaches heat shield updated: Tue Dec 21 2004 12:26:00

The Opportunity Mars rover has turned into a junkyard dog, prowling ever closer to a hunk of space litter at Meridiani Planum -- a discarded heat shield.

Green breakthrough for nanoscienceupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 06:38:00

A South Korean scientist says he has come up with an inexpensive way to produce nanoparticles on a large scale without harming the environment.

CNNMoney: Most lucrative college degreesupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 12:50:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The job market may not be booming. But for many in the college class of 2004, it won't be quite as dismal as it was for last year's grads.

Fortune: Elite Factories Two of America's best have found new life using digital tech.updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

BP's Texas City petrochemical plant Betting $75 million on "Project Future" at a sprawling Gulf of Mexico facility triggers a 55% increase in productivity.

Money Magazine: Can This Tiny Energy Company Really Change The World? EMPTY THE LANDFILLS! TURN OLD TIRES INTO HOT COMMODITIES! ELIMINATE TOXIC updated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

The Next Big Thing? Please. The concept is so hackneyed that I couldn't help but groan a little when tech fund manager Steve Salopek embraced it at a press briefing I attended in April. I was struc...

Fortune: Green Chemistry Proves It Pays Companies find new ways to show that preventing pollution makes more sense than cleaning up afterupdated: Mon Jul 24 2000 00:01:00

In recent years, one of the most powerful forces outside of nature--the profit motive--has impelled companies to clean up their manufacturing processes and products. It pays to be green. To be sure...


THERE ARE ALL SORTS of ways to grade a chief executive. Look at his return on equity. Calculate his return on investment. Take quarterly note of his earnings growth. Rank him against his peers. Ran...

Fortune: WHY TO GO FOR STRETCH TARGETS Four U.S. industrial giants have junked business-as-usual incremental objectives to aim at outsizeupdated: Mon Nov 14 1994 00:01:00

THERE's a musical management message in Frank Sinatra's bouncy 1959 1959 hit "High Hopes," wherein an industrious ant confounds the skeptics by moving an entire rubber tree plant. That could serve ...

Money Magazine: THIS FRESH TALENT COULD SPARK GAINS OF 68% TO 106%updated: Fri Jan 01 1993 00:01:00

Bill Clinton will take office this month because Americans decided that a change of leadership would improve the country's fortunes. Similarly, the directors of a handful of big U.S. companies have...

Fortune: THE CARE & FEEDING OF ENGINEERS Few are nerds wearing pocket protectors; most are sociable and articulate. They're the frontupdated: Mon Sep 21 1992 00:01:00

REMEMBER that pudgy kid in the eighth grade, the one who liked to concoct bombs in his mom's kitchen? Now he's one of America's premier software designers. Or that other brat, the one who got in tr...

Fortune: GIVING MBAs A RUN FOR THEIR MONEYupdated: Mon Apr 20 1992 00:01:00

Here's a happy lesson in the law of supply and demand for new grads in chemical engineering: U.S. colleges awarded only 3,612 such degrees in 1991, vs. 7,685 in 1984 when the decline began. Result:...

Fortune: JAPAN'S BIG KNACK FOR COMING BACK How do its troubled industries rebound? It helps to have patient bankers, docile stockholders,updated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

ONE OF THE SOURCES of Japan's strength is that old industries never die. They don't even fade away. The Japanese textile, shipbuilding, petrochemical, and steel industries -- once presumed doomed -...

Fortune: THE NEW LOOK OF CAPITAL SPENDING American companies are investing as they never have before. That has helped them lift manufactuupdated: Mon Mar 13 1989 00:01:00

MEAD CORP., like many other U.S. companies, was sitting tight. It had not built a new paperboard plant since 1975. But a little over a year ago top executives met to reconsider. Their mills were op...

Fortune: HAMMER HITS 90! OXY GROWS UP TOO Occidental Petroleum won't earn its dividend again this year. Not to worry, says czar Armand, hupdated: Mon Nov 07 1988 00:01:00

ARMAND HAMMER, the capitalist chum of Lenin and friend of U.S. Presidents since Franklin D. Roosevelt, the globe-girdling amateur diplomat and millionaire art collector, the nonpracticing physician...


During World War II, George Keller was an Air Force meteorologist assigned to Labrador. Predicting weather on the North Atlantic was a tricky job under any circumstances, but the pressure wasn't ju...

Fortune: THE MAN WHO GOT HIT FOR $10.5 BILLION Texaco's John K. McKinley is hanging tough against Pennzoil. He doesn't seem scared that tupdated: Mon Mar 17 1986 00:01:00

RIGHT OR WRONG, John K. McKinley makes the decisions at Texaco Inc. No touchy-feely management by consensus for this hardheaded chief executive, and no buck-passing either. Now 65 and scheduled for...

Fortune: THE MAGIC OF DESIGNER CATALYSTS The rush is on to create chemicals that can act as midwives for a host of innovative industrial updated: Mon May 27 1985 00:01:00

LIVING ORGANISMS and modern industrial society have an intriguing thing in common: both depend to a large extent on catalysts -- small amounts of substances that speed up chemical reactions but com...

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