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Solar Farm Developers Target New York With Lease Offers *

Solar Farm Developers Target New York With Lease Offers *

By Mary Esch

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Less than a year after New York banned fracking, dashing the hopes of farmers who had hoped to reap royalties from natural gas leases, the commercial solar industry is courting landowners for energy production.

Buoyed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s renewable energy plan and the extension of the 30 percent federal tax credit in December, solar companies in recent months have blanketed rural areas with mailings seeking leases

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Grand River Advisory Lifted After Wastewater Line Rupture

Grand River Advisory Lifted After Wastewater Line Rupture

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Health officials have lifted an advisory warning against body contact with the Grand River that was put into place after a wastewater transmission line ruptured in southern Michigan.

The Jackson County Health Department said in March that there’s no more potential threat. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports the line began spilling raw sewage on or about Sunday, March 20, and a Blackman Township engineer estimated that 40,000 to 60,000 gallons leaked onto the ground over the course of two to three

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Detroit Considers Strict Regulations for Handling Pet Coke

Detroit Considers Strict Regulations for Handling Pet Coke

Piles of petroleum coke being stored by a company along the Detroit River are seen in Detroit, Years after an uproar over 30-foot …

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Trojan’s HydroLink™ Battery Watering System Receives Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award For Second Year

Trojan’s HydroLink™ Battery Watering System Receives Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award For Second Year

Symmons Industries’ lavatory faucets are among its products now certified compliant by ICC Evaluation Service Plumbing.

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., March 22, 2016 – HydroLink™ single-point battery watering system from Trojan Battery Co., LLC, has been chosen, for the second year in a row, as a 2016 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award Winner by readers of Sanitary Maintenance magazine.

The Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice

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Fonon Advancements Allow for Laser Cutting of Highly Reflective Metals

Fonon Advancements Allow for Laser Cutting of Highly Reflective Metals

Latest advancements allow Fonon’s Titan FX laser-cutting systems to cut highly reflective metals up to 4X faster than conventional lasers of equal wattage

Lake Mary, Fla. (Newswire.com) — Fonon Corporation (OTC: FNON) recently announced three major hardware technology updates to its laser cutting systems. Direct Drive Motion System advancements, CleanCut technology, and adaptive thin-to-thick laser beam shaping

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Geberit’s New SIGMA60 Dual-Flush Plate

Geberit’s New SIGMA60 Dual-Flush Plate

Tjernlund’s register booster fans help to efficiently maintain proper environmental temperature in rooms where heating and cooling pose a challenge.

Des Plaines, IL: Geberit Sigma60 flush plates bring award-winning style to the restroom with an expanded selection of finishes and colors. Today’s designers and homeowners demand bathroom fixtures that express their personal style while offering reliable function. The new Sigma60

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Smartphone Health: Apple Releases Software For Medical Apps

Smartphone Health: Apple Releases Software For Medical Apps

By Brandon Bailey

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Microsoft Piteches ‘Intelligent’ Conversations With Computers

Microsoft Piteches ‘Intelligent’ Conversations With Computers

By Brandon Bailey

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address at the Microsoft Build Conference, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft wants people to have more intelligent conversations with their computers.

The giant software company is promoting new tools for software developers to build intelligent “bots” or

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Wedding Photographers in Texas Use Drones for Unique Images

Wedding Photographers in Texas Use Drones for Unique Images

By  Richard A. Marini

San Antonio Express-News

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — As weddings become ever more elaborate and staged, couples increasingly are demanding Hollywood-style special effects for that one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping video.

The San Antonio Express-News reports to accommodate them, wedding photographers are launching squadrons of remote-controlled drones equipped with eye-in-the-sky cameras to fly over ceremonies. Because of a combination of technological advances, lower prices and Texas’ wide open spaces, the Lone Star State and wedding drones go together like cowboy boots and tuxedos — a

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The Consumer Tablet is Dying; Long Live The Business Tablet

The Consumer Tablet is Dying; Long Live The Business Tablet

By Anick Jesdanun

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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech

By Brian Wallheimer

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Grace Hoening sold 800 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies last year, but that will look like a drop in the bucket if the Rockford 12-year-old has her way.

“My goal is 2,500,” Hoening said.

That’s because any scout who hits that magic number wins a free trip to Disney World. And while more than tripling her best year of cookie sales might seem overly optimistic, Hoening thinks she has a new …

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Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92

Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to “Pong” and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92.

Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home, the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester confirmed.

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Born in Germany, Baer escaped the Holocaust with his family.

He started thinking about what later became the home video game console while …

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Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering

Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering


David E. Goldberg, President of Big Beacon and emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Mark Somerville, professor of engineering and associate dean at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, – are two men on a daring mission. Their goal is to transform the entire world of engineering. Their objective is simple – they aim at humanizing the engineering profession.

Their new book, A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, …

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Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

By Dave Gong
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Stepping into the rare books room at the Allen County Public Library is like stepping back in time.

Antique furniture complements the character of a room devoted to the library’s ever-expanding collection of rare and antique – even ancient – books and artifacts.

Display cases containing replicas of important Lincoln documents line the walls in front of the hall windows, while a rocking chair – a replica of the one Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated – sits in the …

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