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In Hot Water: Finding a Potable Solution

In Hot Water: Finding a Potable Solution

Advanced cooling tower technology is being employed to reduce high temperatures plus remove radon and malodorous compounds from deep well water.

While Houston, Texas, gets more than its fair share of rain these days, Montgomery County — approximately 40 miles to the north — is growing increasingly dependent on groundwater taken via deep wells to meet the needs of the area’s growing population.

Cities such as Conroe, Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North, Willis and several others in Montgomery County are

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Mortenson Sees Chicago Construction Costs Increasing 4 percent in 2017

Mortenson Sees Chicago Construction Costs Increasing 4 percent in 2017

According to the Mortenson Construction Cost Index, construction costs in Chicago are set to climb another 4 percent in 2017. (Credit: Wikimedia/Daniel Schwen)

CHICAGO — After strong growth of 4.3 percent in 2016, Chicago non-residential construction costs are poised to climb another 4 percent in 2017, according to the Mortenson Construction Cost Index. This expected jump puts Chicago near the top of the six major markets that Mortenson measures, with only Seattle likely to edge the Windy City with a 4

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Frank Lloyd Wright House; Relocated and Reacquainted With Radiant

Frank Lloyd Wright House; Relocated and Reacquainted With Radiant

Frank Lloyd Wright is unquestionably one of the greatest architects of all time. Experts have said that he was uniquely endowed with supernatural imagination and vision.

Wright is known for his organic, architectural flair and avant-garde designs that use aesthetic elements, complete with cantilevered floors that defy gravity. Among his most famous designs are Fallingwater, the Dwight D. Martin House and the Price Tower.

Wright’s Bachman Wilson House was originally built in 1954 along the Millstone River in the National Historic District of the Borough of

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STEM Students Create Winning Invention*

STEM Students Create Winning Invention*

By Madhu Krishnamurthy

STREAMWOOD, Ill. (AP) — It’s a small generator that could power a small light, but the invention could pay some big dividends for a group of Streamwood High School students.

Their wind-powered generator idea won the state competition in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, which encourages teachers and students to solve real-world issues using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The 16 students will compete this spring for 10 national finalist slots and ultimately a prize of up to

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Oil- and Abrasion-Resistant Cable For Industrial Machine Tools

Oil- and Abrasion-Resistant Cable For Industrial Machine Tools

Florham Park, NJ — Lapp Group USA announces its new ÖLFLEX® 409 P PUR control cable for oil- and abrasion-resistant industrial machine tools and appliances.

A special interstice filling functional layer on a special PVC base enables more efficient and reliable stripping and ensures improved stripping characteristics, reduction of damage to core insulation, less subsequent manual processing and reduced material waste — compared to common PUR jacketed cables. This results in time and costs savings.

Thanks to

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Commercial Vertical Electric Power Water Heaters from Bradford White, Niles Steel Tank and Laars Heating Systems

Commercial Vertical Electric Power Water Heaters from Bradford White, Niles Steel Tank and Laars Heating Systems

Bradford White, Niles Steel Tank and Laars Heating Systems worked together to develop vertical electric power water heaters with 150 psi ASME code glass lining, ASME temperature and PRV, internal fusing and magnesium anode rods.

Bradford White Corporation subsidiaries, Bradford White Water Heaters, Niles Steel Tank, and Laars Heating Systems now offer 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heaters, from 12 to 162 kW that feature 150 psi ASME code glass lining, ASME temperature and PRV, internal fusing (above 120

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Pallet Transfer Cart Easily Moves Pallets Wherever Needed

Pallet Transfer Cart Easily Moves Pallets Wherever Needed

Verti-Lift’s heavy-duty pallet transfer cart.

Louisville, KY — Verti-Lift introduces a heavy-duty transfer cart quickly and ergonomically moves pallets and other heavy components (up to 4000 capacity) within production environments. This custom-designed solution includes a gravity roller conveyor, a pallet retaining bar to secure the load during transport, and a manual foot-actuated “locking/docking arm” for convenient hands-free operation. The cart is fitted with heavy-duty swivel casters that allow movement in all directions, to easily maneuver it into proper position,

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Fitbit Tracks Your Steps; Now It Wants to Chart Your Zs, too*

Fitbit Tracks Your Steps; Now It Wants to Chart Your Zs, too*

By Anick Jesdanun

NEW YORK (AP) _ Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well.

The company said data collected by the millions of Fitbit trackers in use show that people are averaging less than seven hours of sleep a night, the amount recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the Zs people do get aren’t necessarily the right kind of sleep.

So Fitbit will offer deeper sleep tracking on

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Samsung Delays its New Phone, and Showcases Tablets Instead*

Samsung Delays its New Phone, and Showcases Tablets Instead*

By Anick Jesdanun

NEW YORK (AP) _ Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone.

Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone _ an indirect casualty of the unprecedented September recall of the fire-prone Note 7 phone . The new tablets will carry the Galaxy brand and come with many of the Note 7’s features, including the S Pen stylus and screens with rich colors.

Consumers will have to wait at least

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New LG Phone Influenced by Samsung’s Note 7 Troubles*

New LG Phone Influenced by Samsung’s Note 7 Troubles*

By Anick Jesdanun

NEW YORK (AP) _ Samsung’s fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone.

Samsung recalled millions of Note 7 phones after dozens overheated and caught on fire . Samsung blamed numerous problems with its batteries and announced tighter quality controls and more rigorous testing.

LG said it’s doubling the separation between the battery’s positive and negative chambers to reduce the risk of a short. Samsung’s investigators found that overly thin

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In Brief

In Brief

New Mexico Senate Backs Solar Contracts for State Buildings

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ A legislative initiative that could spur the installation of solar panels on New Mexico state buildings has been approved by the state Senate.

The Senate on Monday voted 36-4 to direct the state General Services Department to pursue contracts with solar providers that save the state money on electricity costs over time with no up-front public investment.

The bill also opens the way for contracts that generate electricity with wind turbines or

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In Brief

In Brief

Big Solar Project Coming to New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire could soon be home to one of the largest solar projects in the region.

The town of Hinsdale on Monday conditionally approved a Ranger Solar project to build a solar field up to 65 megawatts on a 400-acre site. Power from the project, which could go online in late 2019, would feed the regional electricity market and power as many as 19,500 homes. The company also said the project would offset over 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 20

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Intel Brief

Intel Brief

Oil spill worse than initially thought.

Enbridge Energy, Inc. officials reported January 14 that 15,330 gallons of crude oil leaked from a 22-inch pipeline near Everton, Missouri, forcing officials to shut down Highway M in Lawrence County while crews from Enbridge and the State Department of Natural Resources worked to clean up the spill.

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33,000 customers without power in Texas.

Severe storms caused roughly 33,000 Oncor Electric Delivery Company customers in central and north Texas to lose power and caused flights into and out of

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