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Cheaper Sugar-sweetened Beverages Will Raise Obesity Concerns: ACS

According to a recent study by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the prices of sugar-sweetened beverages are falling across the globe and the pattern is expected to continue in the near future. Preventing Chronic Disease, the journal that contains this study by the ACS, suggests that it is imperative to regulate the prices of these beverages, as they are at the backbone of growing concerns of obesity and diabetes. Affordability

Akzo Nobel Declines Third Takeover Bid from PPG Industries

Dutch company Akzo Nobel, which makes Dulux paints, on May 08 2017, rejected a third takeover offer by its U.S. rival PPG Industries. Akzo has rejected PPG’s offer worth US$28.8 bn including debt, saying it’s too low and reflected antitrust risks and a lack of cultural understanding of the brand. The company believes that its own strategy ensures superior and sustainable growth and is lucrative for shareholders and all other

FuelCell Energy Wins Contract to Power Submarine Base in Groton

In what is being perceived as a major boost to the shareholders of the FuelCell Energy, Inc. and overall fuel cell market, the company has procured the contract to construct two power plants at Gorton’s submarine base. This long-term power supply agreement with the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, in association with Gorton Utilities, means that FuelCell Energy will install their SureSource 4000 plants and generate an output of 7.4

Water Filtration Now at 1000x Less Energy

A new water filtration technique, developed at Princeton University by Dr. Orest Shardt and Dr. Sangwoo Shin, promises to cut the energy consumption in water filtration to a thousandth of the consumption needed for conventional water filtration mechanisms. The technique uses carbon dioxide, to which the colloidal suspension is exposed. This technique could replace popular microfiltration and ultrafiltration techniques. Conventional water filtration techniques require a membrane, which often gets fouled

Teijin Launches New Coating Technology for Automobile Windows

Japan-based leading producer of advanced fibers and composites, Teijin Ltd., recently announced the launch of its newest hard-coating technology specially designed for large, complex polycarbonate automotive windows. Featuring high resistance to abrasion, the new technology does not only meet the quality standards of Japanese framework, but also those of the European Union (EU) and the U.S. New Technology Can Coat Complex Curves, Greater Glazing Size In collaboration with Tsukishima Kikai