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Here's A New Spin (Cycle) On Small Tech: Smart Appliances

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If you believe the hype, small technology will eventually find its way into everything but the kitchen sink. In the white goods category, this may not be too much of an overstatement. Over the next several years, "intelligent" appliances tricked-out with microscale sensors and actuators will hit home.

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Refrigerators to Blame for Crohn's?

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(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Although the cause of Crohn's disease remains unknown, some researchers say the invention of refrigerators may have contributed to the outbreak of the disease. Researchers from France discuss their theory, which they call the "cold-chain hypothesis," in this week's issue of The Lancet.

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China's Refrigerator Magnate

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Few Chinese manufacturing companies are known outside their home markets, because most would rather supply goods to established Western brands than compete under their own brand names in Europe and North America.

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Maytag to hire 200 workers in Amana

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MIDDLE AMANA - Maytag Corp. plans to hire about 200 additional production workers at its eastern Iowa refrigerator plant.

The announcement follows job increases at the Middle Amana plant earlier this year. The new employment could benefit workers who have lost jobs in recent eastern Iowa plant closings.

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