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India Building World's Highest Railway Bridge

India Building World's Highest Railway Bridge

AFP (July 11, 2014) India is building the world's highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. Duration: 00:30 Video provided by AFP
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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

TheStreet (June 10, 2014) Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable bio-plastic material for use in vehicle manufacturing. Researchers are currently testing the durability of dried tomato skins for use in wiring brackets within the hood or as a storage bin in the center console. Use of the food processing byproduct would fulfil Ford’s goal of reducing the use of petrochemicals in its manufacturing process. Already, Ford has integrated the use of other recycled and bio-based materials including coconuts, cotton, rice hulls and soy. Video provided by TheStreet
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Republicans and Obama Agree on One Thing: Time to Export Oil

Republicans and Obama Agree on One Thing: Time to Export Oil

TheStreet (May 15, 2014) U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, appointed by President Barrack Obama, earlier this week makes a comment that marks a significant shift in the administration's energy policy. "The nature of the oil we're producing may not be well-matched to our current refinery capacity," Moniz said. MLV & Co. E&P analyst Chad Mabry tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that this is a key change in rhetoric by the president's cabinet, but he doubts anything will happen in 2014, an election year. Mabry also points out that U.S. energy companies have workaround ways to deliver energy products abroad. Video provided by TheStreet
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