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ISU Has $55M in Construction Projects Underway on Campus

ISU Has $55M in Construction Projects Underway on Campus

By Sue Loughlin

The 250-foot boom of the Renascent crane swings the 7,000-pound wrecking ball into the upper level of the east Statesman Tower on the Indiana State University campus on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Terre …

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Neighbors Voice Concerns About Solar Power Project

Neighbors Voice Concerns About Solar Power Project

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Tokyo Olympic Venue Shaping Up as World’s Costliest Stadium

Tokyo Olympic Venue Shaping Up as World’s Costliest Stadium

By Ken Moritsugu

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Taco Introduces Viridian 3452, ECM Circulator for Commercial Systems

Taco Introduces Viridian 3452, ECM Circulator for Commercial Systems

Taco Viridian VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable-speed circulator

Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up to 34 feet of shut-off head and 52 gpm flow. All settings are accomplished with the user-friendly interface.

The permanent magnet ECM motor saves up to 85 percent of the electrical energy compared to conventional

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Powered Anode System From Niles Steel Tank

Powered Anode System From  Niles Steel Tank

Niles Steel Tank offers the powered anode system for large volume epoxy and glass-lined storage tanks. The non-consumable titanium anodes provide a controlled release of electrons that negatively charge the steel tank and its components, preventing corrosion (rusting) from occurring.

Cathode protection, whether provided by a powered or sacrificial anode, is one of the most important systems in the tank and must be properly maintained. In areas with poor water quality, NST recommends inspecting and replacing consumable anodes twice a year. In addition to the expense

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DuPont Polymers in New Tankless Water Heaters Help Homeowners Meet New Regulations

DuPont Polymers in New Tankless Water Heaters Help Homeowners Meet New Regulations

Seisco International’s Supercharger tankless water heater unit

Seisco Introduces Innovative Solutions for Single-Family Homes and Multi-Family Constructions

WILMINGTON, Del. — Seisco International is introducing the next generation Supercharger tankless water heater unit, which uses DuPont engineering polymers in several components. The units can help homeowners meet National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) requirements, which were updated in April.

The new standards, according to Seisco President David Seitz, could drive up the cost

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Motion Industries Launches ‘Mi Safety Specialist’ Website

Motion Industries Launches ‘Mi Safety Specialist’ Website

Motion Industries has launched a new site as an interactive resource on workplace safety and safety products.

Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, is pleased to introduce one of several new knowledge websites: www.MiSafetySpecialist.com.

Designed as an information hub, the Mi Safety Specialist site offers valuable resources to the industrial world about the latest

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Honeywell and TPDDL Deploy First-of-its-Kind Smart Grid Project to Improve Energy Reliability

Honeywell and TPDDL Deploy First-of-its-Kind Smart Grid Project to Improve Energy Reliability

MINNEAPOLIS — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) recently announced that they have successfully implemented the first-ever automated demand response (ADR) project for commercial and industrial facilities in India.

 

TPDDL is using Honeywell technology and services to link more than 160 buildings in its distribution network, and call for temporary reductions in energy use when demand threatens to outpace supply. This includes power management during periods of peak consumption, as well as other grid …

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Quietyme Launches Sensor Tech Solution for Property Managers

Quietyme Launches Sensor Tech Solution for Property Managers

MADISON — Quietyme, a sensor technology company that creates smarter environments, recently announced the availability of its sensor technology for property management. The solution helps managers monitor noise, temperature and humidity to both identify residential problems when they happen and prevent future property issues.

 

“Our technology gives property managers the eyes and ears they need to monitor their investments,” said John Bialk, CEO at Quietyme. “We make it easy for busy property owners and managers to monitor everything, …

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Apple’s Siri Has New Role in New ‘Smart’ Home Systems

Apple’s Siri Has New Role in New ‘Smart’ Home Systems

By Brandon Bailey

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hey Siri, turn off the kitchen light.

 

The first “smart” home gadgets that can be controlled by Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant are going on sale this week, just days after rival tech giant Google announced it’s building its own software for Internet-connected home appliances and other gadgets.

 

The new products could be an important step forward for the emerging industry of “smart” or “connected” homes, where appliances, thermostats and even door locks contain …

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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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