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When it comes to flooring our options are usually limited to wood, carpet or tile. Now researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working on a "green" wood flooring that's not only inexpensive, but it also converts footsteps into usable energy. Who knows, maybe it would even encourage healthy habits by getting us out of our seats!

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Energy By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Vegetable oil is mainly used for cooking, but as the society slowly moves toward becoming sustainable, the need for alternative fossil fuels is in demand. With help from a New England-based producer, Keene State College is the first college or university in the United States to use 100% purified waste vegetable oil to heat one-third of its campus.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Food Energy Oil & Gas Drilling By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Imagine you're on a hike in the woods, miles from civilization, and your cell phone suddenly beeps with one of those pesky "Low battery" alerts. Rather than being cut off from the world in case of emergency, you plug the phone into your sweatshirt and keep hiking.

Wait, what?

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Energy Solar By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Given society's reliance on fossil fuels, many businesses are willing to move mountains to obtain precious oil and natural gas. Unfortunately, those mountains may be moving more literally than intended.

Current underground oil and gas extraction techniques, including hydraulic fracturing (informally known as "fracking"), are causing manmade earthquakes around the country, according to Arizona State University professor Manoochehr Shirzaei.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Energy Environmental Oil & Gas Drilling By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distributed $21.8 million in grants to help produce farmers develop food safety systems that are compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The FSMA was passed in 2011 and regulates everything from the water farmers feed their crops to the hygiene of field workers and the maintenance of machinery in factories. Notably, the law requires all farms and food production facilities to have a HACCP, or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, plan in place.

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