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Taco Awarded U.S. Department of Commerce “E” Award for Exports

Taco Awarded U.S. Department of Commerce “E” Award for Exports

Cranston, RI — On Monday U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Taco Comfort Solutions with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award, now in its 54th year, is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Taco was one of 123 companies honored with a 2016 “E” Award at this year’s ceremony, and a company

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Sustainability is Key at John Wayne Museum

Sustainability is Key at John Wayne Museum

Sherman and Burhans check the downstairs Modine Geothermal unit before the grand opening event.

“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” — John Wayne

Known to many as “Duke,” Western film superstar John

Wayne rode on to broader vistas in 1979, leaving a legacy rivalled by only a handful of Hollywood greats. From True Grit to Chisum, Hondo to Sands of Iwo Jima, Wayne’s acting

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Therapeutic Farm Prepares for New Facility

Therapeutic Farm Prepares for New Facility

By Jordyn Reiland

The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald

RICHMOND, Ill. (AP) — A nearly 30-year-old therapeutic farm that owners say is bursting at the seams soon will have a new space to call home.

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm in Richmond is a nonprofit organization that serves adults and children with special needs through therapeutic riding, equine and animal-assisted and adaptive garden programs.

Main Stay has treated clients with traumatic brain injuries or those on the autism spectrum. It also serves clients with cerebral palsy, developmental challenges,

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New Schindler 5500 Elevator Brings Flexibility, Efficiency and Performance to Mid-Rise Buildings

New Schindler 5500 Elevator Brings Flexibility, Efficiency and Performance to Mid-Rise Buildings

The Schindler 5500 offers Schindler Direct wireless connectivity to prevent service disruptions.

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Schindler Elevator Corporation has announced the introduction of its Schindler 5500 machine room-less (MRL) traction elevator, delivering a seamless blend of high-rise efficiency, flexibility and performance to mid-rise buildings. The Schindler 5500, currently available in select North American markets, combines advanced features typically available only in high-rise buildings with proven space and energy

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Commercial Vertical Electric Power Water Heaters from Niles Steel Tank

Commercial Vertical Electric Power Water Heaters from Niles Steel Tank

Spirax EasiHeat DHW With S.I.M.S. Technology

Niles Steel Tank now offers 150- to 1,000-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 amps) and magnesium anode rods.

The water heaters also offer immersion thermostats, manual reset high limit, hinged and locking door and channel iron skid base.  Options include BMS contacts, low water cut-off, electric step controller

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Goulds Water Technology Introduces Best-in-Class e-GS 4” Borehole Pump

Goulds Water Technology Introduces Best-in-Class e-GS 4” Borehole Pump

Goulds Water Technology’s e-GS 4” high-capacity borehole pump features a floating stack hydraulic design that allows sand and other abrasives to pass through with ease.

Auburn, N.Y. — Goulds Water Technology (GWT), a Xylem brand, has introduced the highly efficient e-GS 4” high-capacity borehole pump, specifically designed for use in 4-inch and larger wells. The

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6 Road-Trip Apps to Make the Miles Fly By

6 Road-Trip Apps to Make the Miles Fly By

By Anick Jesdanun…

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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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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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