UL Expands Sustainability Standard

UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced that it has released new sets of sustainability requirements for tablets and wireless hot spots. Both sets of requirements are based on its UL 110 standard, which was UL’s first collaborative effort to develop a sustainability standard for mobile phones. Now, UL 2841 for Slate…

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Industry 4.0 Is Closer Than You Think

A brainstorm of the German government to promote its acumen in manufacturing and software-intensive embedded systems globally, the more-than-intelligent factory is becoming more than buzzwords. It's becoming disruptive enough to be called a revolution — the fourth industrial revolution in the world, hence the name, Industry 4.0. From Industry 1.0 to 4.0 — here’s a…

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Becoming & Staying a Leader: the Agilent Way

Although the company announced the split in September, the Board and senior management team at Agilent Technologies impress me for giving their shareholders and employees such a great Christmas gift. As announced, this great company will split into two separate units; one focused on life sciences and the other on test and measurement.  I like…

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Invest Again in Innovation

Calling all scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and educators. Nonprofit organization Invest Again has launched a campaign to protect and promote increased US federal funding for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and they want your help. Invest Again's agenda, according to a recent press release they sent me, includes using: …contemporary and past successes…

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