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Aquaponics Operation Advances With Energy-Efficient Heating

Aquaponics Operation Advances With Energy-Efficient Heating

When the Goodenough family took a step into aquaponics farming, Weil-McLain Evergreen boilers ensured a bountiful first growing season.

Shifting a career focus from soybeans and corn to tilapia and lettuce, the Goodenough family was in “unchartered waters” as they began a new venture into aquaponics farming. An advanced building control system featuring Weil-McLain Evergreen boilers helped ensure smooth sailing for the first growing season.

The Goodenough’s are a fourth and fifth generation farm family from Mindoro, Wis., located

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Anti-Microbial Chiller/Cooling Tower Applications Reduce Legionnaires’ Risk

Anti-Microbial Chiller/Cooling Tower Applications Reduce Legionnaires’ Risk

Arkansas Surgical Hospital replaced its air-cooled chiller with a water-cooled chiller and an advanced cooling tower with anti-microbial properties to reduce the risk of Legionella and other microbes.

 

A new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study involving 196 cooling towers nationwide found that 84 percent contained Legionella DNA, indicating that the dangerous bacteria that causes a severe, even fatal type of pneumonia were present or had been at some point. This means the real question is not

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Replacing Liquid-Filled Transformers With Efficient Dry-Type Models*

Replacing Liquid-Filled Transformers With Efficient Dry-Type Models*

Industrial and commercial power systems everywhere are dependent on the reliable performance and durability of their electric power distribution transformers. Yet, while many high-quality transformers may operate flawlessly for years and even decades, all are susceptible to a variety of failures — particularly as they age.

The risk of outages, whether from mechanical, electrical or thermal stresses, is a critical concern for many facilities since transformer failures may cause catastrophic consequences by bringing production and other business operations to a halt.

Another issue for some is

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Michigan Dunes Developers Clash With Conservationists

Michigan Dunes Developers Clash With Conservationists

Cottage Home co-owner Brian Bosgraaf poses for a photo May 4, 2017. Bosgraaf is the developer working with the new property owner of the former McClendon estate. Jeff Padnos bought the nearly 300-acre parcel in the Singapore Dunes under the name North Shores of Saugatuck LLC after Aubrey McClendon’s death. (Amy Biolchini /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan developer who plans to create a private marina and nearly 40 home sites near

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Fairview Microwave Releases 1.0mm Flexible VNA Test Cables

Fairview Microwave Releases 1.0mm Flexible VNA Test Cables

New precision test cables from Fairview Microwave feature 1.0mm connector interface and light cable armoring

ALLEN, Texas — Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has introduced a new line of 1.0mm flexible cables operating up to 110 GHz. These cables are designed to provide precision results for Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) testing, automotive radar testing, semiconductor probe testing and military radar testing. These VNA cables are perfect for use in radar, test bench, millimeter

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Brochure Touts Unique Side Wall Radon Mitigation System

Brochure Touts Unique Side Wall Radon Mitigation System

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — A brochure explaining the benefits of using side wall venting to reduce radon levels in existing homes is available from Tjernlund Products, Inc., the originator and leading manufacturer of side wall systems for gas and oil fueled heaters. Called Radon VACTM, the proprietary system consists of a plug-in fan, exterior hood and installer-purchased PVC pipe. Because the Radon VACTM side wall system evacuates through the basement side wall, homeowners can avoid having PVC pipe run vertically through living areas or outside

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J.W. Winco Introduces Metric Size Aluminum Mounting Clamps With Swivel Ball Joint

J.W. Winco Introduces Metric Size Aluminum Mounting Clamps With Swivel Ball Joint

GN 784 Metric Size, Aluminum Mounting Clamps with Swivel Ball Joint available through J.W. Winco.

NEW BERLIN, WI — J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 784 Metric Size, Aluminum Mounting Clamps with Swivel Ball Joint.

The GN 784 aluminum mounting clamps, which are RoHS compliant, allow precise and variable adjustment of the ball pivot within the rotation range. This is a particular advantage when adjusting scanners, cameras, lighting, monitors,

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Apple’s HomePod Speaker Pumps Up The Volume on Tech Rivals

Apple’s HomePod Speaker Pumps Up The Volume on Tech Rivals

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortuay

The HomePod speaker is photographed in a a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 5, 2017, in San Jose , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers — the latest test of the iPhone maker’s ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.

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Nest Security Camera Knows Who’s Home With Google Face Tech

Nest Security Camera Knows Who’s Home With Google Face Tech

By Michael Liedtke

The Nest Cam at Nest Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., a home security camera that can stream video to a laptop or mobile device. A fully automated home is still years away, but the building blocks are already here. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand

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Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. In a paper posted online on Thursday, April 27, Facebook security researchers said the company will monitor the efforts of those who try to hurt “civic discourse” on its service. It is also looking to identify fake accounts, and says it will notify people if their accounts have been targeted by cyber-attackers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook

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In Brief

In Brief

Design Team Announced for Michael Reese Redevelopment

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says officials have chosen a team to redevelop the site where the Olympic Village was to be if the city had been awarded the 2016 games.

Emanuel announced June 2 that Farpoint Development, Draper & Kramer, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, McLaurin Development Partners, and Bronzeville Community Development Partnership are among the leading firms.

The development is at the location of the former Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. It closed in 2008.

He

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In Brief

In Brief

Peoria Pilot Project Keeping Water Out of Sewer System

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A pilot project has kept over 600,000 gallons of rainwater out of Peoria’s sewer system.

The city’s two-block Adams Street project uses rain gardens, permeable pavers and other techniques to retain water. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports it has diverted 638,000 gallons of water since Oct. 22.

A single rainstorm can send 32 million gallons of rainwater rushing into Peoria’s combined sewer system. That system feeds into the city treatment plant and then

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In Brief

In Brief

Metra Launches 2017 Construction Program

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s commuter rail agency is planning $216 million in construction projects this year.

The plan by Metra targets 29 stations, 21 bridges and 29 road crossings. Metra and its railroad partners announced it Monday. Construction is expected to continue through fall.

The program’s major endeavors include replacing aging bridges on the UP North and Milwaukee West lines and constructing new track segments along the UP West Line.

Numerous smaller projects will be distributed across Metra’s 11 lines. These include station upgrades ranging from installing

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