Speeding The Search For Oil

Although the Permian Basin has been producing oil since the 1920s, Canada’s Encana didn’t enter it until 2014. Today, it’s the second best operator based...

Looking To Atoms And Stars

“We like questions that nobody else has answered,” said Richard Park, Managing Director of Sandvik’s Osprey unit. “Though we’re not always asked to work on...

The Frontier Of Bioelectronic Medicine

GSK is quietly building a new treatment pipeline, in parallel to its established work on molecular medicines, that hopes to use peoples’ nerves to...

Big Data Drives Oil Exploration

While depressed oil prices have sharply reduced the oil industry’s investment in exploration, Repsol aims to make every well count thanks to its decade-old...

Coatings As Active Components

Buildings using smart coatings that absorb pollution. Airplanes wrapped in heat-deflecting tech borrowed from eggplant biology. Surfaces of wind turbine blades that slice through...

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