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New Breakers Tour Plumbs the Depth Below Famous Mansion

New Breakers Tour Plumbs the Depth Below Famous Mansion

By Michelle R. Smith

Viisitors on a “Beneath The Breakers” tour view one of the coal-fired boilers used to heat the mansion at “The Breakers,” a 70-room Gilded Age summer cottage commissioned and owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his wife Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Visitors to the spectacular Gilded Age mansion The Breakers now have the chance to explore its depths with a new tour that shows off the

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Company Finds Gaps in Underwater Oil Pipeline’s Coating

Company Finds Gaps in Underwater Oil Pipeline’s Coating

By John Flesher

The Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac is shown from Mackinaw City, Mich. The company that operates twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway that links Lake Huron and Lake Michigan says it has discovered a number of gaps in a layer of protective enamel coating on one of the pipes. Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, the gaps were noticed during a recent inspection. Spokesman Ryan Duffy says they’re small and apparently were …

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Kimberly-Clarke to Power North American Mills With Renewable Wind Energy

Kimberly-Clarke to Power North American Mills With Renewable Wind Energy

Kimberly-Clark to power North American mills with renewable wind energy. (PRNewsfoto/Kimberly-Clark Corporation)

Agreements enable Kimberly-Clark to surpass greenhouse gas reduction goal four years ahead of schedule

DALLAS /PRNewswire/ — Kimberly-Clark Corporation last month announced its first major commitment to renewable energy with agreements to annually purchase approximately 1,000,000 megawatt hours (245 megawatts – MW) of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma. The renewable energy supplied by the wind farms is equivalent to about one-third

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Key US Gasoline Pipeline Aims to Carry More Fuel by Sunday

Key US Gasoline Pipeline Aims to Carry More Fuel by Sunday

By Claudia Lauer and Jeff Martin

DALLAS (AP) _ A major gasoline pipeline may be able to resume shipping fuel from the Houston area by Sunday, its operator said, potentially mitigating gasoline shortages across the southern United States since Hurricane Harvey forced Gulf Coast refineries to close. But filling tanks was already becoming difficult Thursday in central Texas, where some stations were out of gas and pump costs have risen steeply.

One Chevron station in downtown Dallas that sold regular gas for $2.29 a gallon just

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Metric Size, Stainless Steel Compression Latches Available From J.W. Winco

Metric Size, Stainless Steel Compression Latches Available From J.W. Winco

J.W. Winco’s GN 516.5 metric size, stainless steel compression latch

NEW BERLIN, WI — J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 516.5 Metric Size, Stainless Steel Compression Latches.

The RoHS compliant compression latches have a closing mechanism that transfers the rotary movement of the operating element (key) into a 90° turn and then into a 6 mm linear stroke. This mechanism is designed for common applications such as making a

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New Fairview Straight Waveguide Sections Operate in 5.85 GHz to 110 GHz Range

New Fairview Straight Waveguide Sections Operate in 5.85 GHz to 110 GHz Range

Fairview Microwave’s new series of waveguide straights are offered in sizes from WR-10 to WR-137

ALLEN, Texas — Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has launched a new line of straight waveguide sections that operate in the frequency range of 5.85 GHz to 110 GHz and in 13 waveguide bands from C to W band. Typical applications include test benches, instrumentation, MILCOM, SATCOM, telecom, radar and high-efficiency RF/Microwave transmission networks.

Fairview’s new line of

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New Space-Saving Workbench/Table Rated for 250-lb Load

New Space-Saving Workbench/Table Rated for 250-lb Load

Tjernlund’s Model FB2632 workbench/table provides a sturdy, convenient solution without taking up a lot of space.

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Homeowners, handyman types and trades people desiring a sturdy, space-saving work surface that folds up and stores compactly on the wall when not in use can install Model FB2632 workbench/table now available from Tjernlund Products.

Model FB2632 features a heavy-duty load rating of up to 250 pounds and is the ideal solution for garages, utility rooms, laundry rooms,

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Apple’s Luxury iPhone Both Copies and Innovates

Apple’s Luxury iPhone Both Copies and Innovates

By Michael Liedtke

Apple CEO Tim Cook, right, and Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer shows the new iPhone X in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you’ll realize that it’s nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during

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Shopping By Voice on Amazon or Google Device Could Cost You

Shopping By Voice on Amazon or Google Device Could Cost You

By Anick Jesdanun

Google Home, right, sits on display near a Pixel phone following a product event, in San Francisco. In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant. Shopping by voice means giving orders to the Alexa assistant on Amazon’s Echo speaker and other devices, even if your hands are tied up with dinner or dirty diapers. And in September 2017, Walmart will start offering voice shopping, …

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Commercial HVAC: Achieving High Delta T, Low GPM Using Industry Standard Components

Commercial HVAC: Achieving High Delta T, Low GPM Using Industry Standard Components

GREENSBORO, N.C. /PRNewswire/ — GSI3 announces the issuance of the first of two patents, U.S. Patent No. 9,709,301 and 9,709,287, in a series of patents that are the cornerstones of a simple new design which delivers a true high Delta T, Low GPM, HVAC system utilizing standard industry components. In moderate climates, GSI3’s system will lower energy demand upwards to 80 percent while virtually eliminating water usage. Despite these breakthrough savings, GSI3 will generate the same cooling as conventional systems.

“Imagine every private and public building

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In Brief

In Brief

Minnesota Secures Another $8 Million for Facilities Project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has secured another $8 million toward its athletics facilities project thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with TCF Bank.

The bank secured naming rights for the Golden Gophers football stadium in 2005, a 26-year deal worth $35 million for the university. New athletic director Mark Coyle helped spearhead an amendment to that agreement to allow TCF to contribute new money to the Athlete’s Village, a sprawling practice and workout facility currently

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In Brief

In Brief

Federal Money Targets Water Pollution From Vessel Sewage

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Federal grants totaling $2.5 million has been awarded to prevent sewage pollution in Washington state waters.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants will be used to add more locations where recreational boaters and other vessels can pump out their vessel sewage.

Washington State Parks, working with the University of Washington’s Washington Sea Grant, plans to install new septic pump-out facilities, as well as educate boats and marina owners about clean water and proper

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In Brief

In Brief

Chicago to Build Training Campus for Police, Firefighters

CHICAGO (AP) — A $95 million public safety training campus is being planned to replace cramped and aging police and fire academies in Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported July 3 that the new, shared training academy will be in West Garfield Park.

Construction is expected to start in 2018 and could take up to three years. The academy will be built on about 30 acres (12 hectares) of vacant land.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office has said funding would

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