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  • Sterilization monitoring: The front line of infection prevention

    Meet a team with a singular mission: to safeguard patients from infections.

    04/04/2017 Health Care Sterilization monitoring: The front line of infection prevention
  • Creating a game-changing abrasive

    A scientist’s the hunt for the next big breakthrough

    04/04/2017 Automotive,Transportation,Manufacturing Creating a game-changing abrasive
  • 5 tips for beating stress at work

    Safety at work isn't just a matter of body—it's also a matter of mind.

    03/31/2017 Safety 5 tips for beating stress at work
  • Putting the cool into science

    Has there ever been a more exciting time to be a scientist than the 21st century? It sounds like the perfect career opportunity for Gen Z children, who want to make a difference in the world. But there’s a hitch - too few kids find science fun.

    03/27/2017 Consumer Putting the cool into science
  • The science behind big ideas

    "Collisions are where the sparks happen”: tips to drive innovation

    03/31/2017 Electronics,Manufacturing The science behind big ideas
  • Home-grown energy. Net-zero building.

    Energy is all around us. What if we could harness that power, and put it to good use? The next bright idea in construction is already here.

    03/27/2017 Energy,Sustainability Home-grown energy. Net-zero building.
  • Shining the light on solar

    Sun shines. Electricity powers. What happens in between is solar energy.

    03/31/2017 Energy,Sustainability Shining the light on solar
  • 4 safety measures when you DIY

    From your home to your yard there is always a project or two to get done– stay safe while you work.

    03/31/2017 Safety 4 safety measures when you DIY
  • What’s louder — a jackhammer or a jet airplane?

    How loud is too loud? Which everyday sounds are safe, and which require hearing protection?

    03/31/2017 Safety What’s louder — a jackhammer or a jet airplane?
  • Now's the time to sit up for yourself

    When it comes to posture, you can't afford to be a slouch.

    03/31/2017 Health Care Now's the time to sit up for yourself
  • Look hot. Stay cool. Protect your investment.

    Creative. Innovative. Cars are the perfect blend of art and science. And – they should turn heads!

    03/31/2017 Automotive Look hot. Stay cool. Protect your investment.
  • Vision science to beat the HiPPOs

    Ever had your creativity killed by a HiPPO? Vision science can help you fight back.

    03/31/2017 Commercial Solutions Vision science to beat the HiPPOs
  • Accurate. Timely. Essential.

    A new generation of street-smart security solutions that offer accurate and timely information, helping users of license plate readers make quick and well-informed decisions.

    03/31/2017 Safety Accurate. Timely. Essential.
  • Helping students get STEM smart

    Get study tips and the inside scoop and how parents are helping their children handle the challenges of a STEM curriculum.

    03/31/2017 Consumer Helping students get STEM smart
  • From Model Ts to hybrids

    Cars have become an integral part of our lives—take a journey with us through time.

    03/27/2017 Automotive From Model Ts to hybrids
  • Inspiring brighter reflective design

    The science of vision, inspiring apparel designers with retroreflective material.

    03/31/2017 Safety Inspiring brighter reflective design
  • Reimagining waste as a resource

    Consumer recycling programs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to managing waste.

    03/31/2017 Sustainability,Manufacturing Reimagining waste as a resource
  • Rethink what you know about composites

    Stronger, lighter, tougher – that's exactly what you get.

    03/31/2017 Manufacturing Rethink what you know about composites
  • Watch him at work: This car wrapper traveled 9,000 miles to perfect his trade

    His goal is bigger than learning from the best, and his passion is evident in his work.

    04/01/2017 Safety Watch him at work: This car wrapper traveled 9,000 miles to perfect his trade
  • Scientist’s discovery from the 1940s is still going strong

    His invention helps keep vehicles lighter and stronger.

    03/28/2017 Manufacturing,Sustainability,Transportation,Design & Construction Scientist’s discovery from the 1940s is still going strong
  • The new face of manufacturing: How a community is attracting a skilled workforce

    A Minnesota town is working on a $1.2 million project to educate students about manufacturing.

    03/28/2017 Manufacturing The new face of manufacturing: How a community is attracting a skilled workforce
  • Clean creativity

    Vivian Xie was visiting the sterile-supply units of hospitals and noticed something about how the instruments were cleaned.

    03/28/2017 Health Care Clean creativity
  • Taking the lab on the road

    For this 3M Thailand scientist, great science happens when she takes the lab to the people.

    03/28/2017 Manufacturing Taking the lab on the road
  • A measure of safety

    Five years ago, the northeastern region of Japan was forever changed when it was struck by the Higashi-Nihon earthquake, otherwise known as the Great East Japan earthquake. A major tsunami ensued, triggering the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which resulted in the release of radioactive materials.

    03/28/2017 ,Safety A measure of safety
  • The science behind the strip

    Guillermo Urquia has diabetes and needs to monitor his blood sugar levels regularly. He simply pricks his finger, transfers the blood onto a test strip and receives an almost instant result. But how in the world do those tiny little test strips work?

    03/28/2017 Health Care The science behind the strip
  • Is your food safe?

    Infected food does not always announce itself with a bad smell, look or taste, so it takes more than human senses to detect microbes.

    03/28/2017 Safety Is your food safe?
  • Retroreflectivity: The science behind eye-catching clothing

    Eye-catching reflective clothing is creating a buzz in the fashion world. The secret? Retroreflectivity.

    03/28/2017 Safety Retroreflectivity: The science behind eye-catching clothing
  • Kids’ art: Not just for the fridge

    In the world’s northernmost city, Norilsk, Russia, the polar night lasts from December 1 to mid-January. To brighten the scenery in this Siberian town, kids’ colorful drawings splash the side of city buses.

    03/28/2017 Automotive Kids’ art: Not just for the fridge
  • A sacred space

    A group of nurses set out to transform their noisy, cold and stark operating room into a warm, comforting environment for patients. Their goal? To create a holistic healing setting where nurses' actions are focused on honoring patients during their most vulnerable moments.

    03/30/2017 Health Care A sacred space
  • Holding on at 300 feet: A day in the life of a wind turbine worker

    Fixing wind turbines isn’t an easy job. Being up in the air at over 300 feet, changing filters or greasing bearings on a wind turbine can bring about some challenges. This job isn’t for the faint of heart.

    03/28/2017 Energy Holding on at 300 feet: A day in the life of a wind turbine worker
  • Improving road safety, one lorry at a time

    Maybe it has happened to you. You’re driving on the highway at night, and all of a sudden you slam on your brakes to avoid the trailer in front of you. You hadn’t realized it was there – the trailer’s tail lights were out.

    03/28/2017 Safety Improving road safety, one lorry at a time
  • Not all air is created equal

    In certain areas of the world, some people worry about taking the shallowest breath of air outdoors.

    03/28/2017 Safety Not all air is created equal
  • A skier lost in Minnesota’s Arrowhead looks up and sees this: Hope

    As darkness fell, a cross-country skier grew panicked as she realized she was lost. Luckily, she spotted a shiny sign with the words “Emergency Location” across the top.

    04/01/2017 Safety A skier lost in Minnesota’s Arrowhead looks up and sees this: Hope
  • Endless energy

    3M scientist Tim Hebrink lived completely “off the grid” for 12 years. For six months out of each of those years he produced way more renewable energy than he could use.

    03/28/2017 Energy Endless energy
  • Doorstep detailing in India

    Doorstep detailing? With cars filling the roadways as India’s middle-class expands, 3M India figured out a way to bring the detailing shop directly to the people.

    03/29/2017 Design Doorstep detailing in India
  • Six tips for kids’ teeth

    Many parents endure exasperation as their kids master the art of brushing their teeth. As with most things in life, practice makes perfect.

    03/29/2017 Health Care Six tips for kids’ teeth
  • Welding with style

    Welders are into edgy fashion. Check out Razor Dragon, Future Combatant and Wild-N-Pink.

    03/28/2017 Safety Welding with style
  • The curious chemist

    Joe Oxman helped get rid of that metallic glint in your mouth.

    03/30/2017 Health Care The curious chemist
  • The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think

    When it comes to sticking things to our skin, it can get a bit sticky.

    04/27/2017 Health care The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think
  • Snoring 101: Why we snore and tips to stop

    What is the science behind snoring? Dr. Oyebode Taiwo, 3M’s global medical director, explains.

    04/27/2017 Health care Snoring 101: Why we snore and tips to stop
  • Biomotion + retroreflectivity = being seen better in low light

    Get tips from an expert on where you should wear reflective material to be seen better in low light

    05/02/2017 Safety Biomotion + retroreflectivity = being seen better in low light
  • Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding

    Do you find yourself wondering “is my baby getting enough milk?” Or even “how do I know my baby is getting enough milk?” Now there’s a breastfeeding app for that.

    05/04/2017 Health Care Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding
  • The beat goes on: Giving a nurse’s best friend a new life

    “I’ve listened to a baby’s first heartbeat and a patient’s last heartbeat with this stethoscope.”

    05/11/2017 Health care The beat goes on: Giving a nurse’s best friend a new life
  • License plates for a cause: How does it work?

    Take a look inside a factory that creates the graphics for specialty license plates.

    05/18/2017 Commercial solutions License plates for a cause: How does it work?
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