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IU Students Still Figuring Out New Engineering Major

IU Students Still Figuring Out New Engineering Major

By Michael Reschke | The (Bloomington) Herald-Times

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If you don’t understand exactly what Indiana University’s new intelligent systems engineering major is all about, you’re not alone.

“At this point, a lot of us aren’t sure,” said Anthony Tugman, a freshman from Schererville, Ind.

He and his peers have just completed their first semester in a program that didn’t exist a year ago. It might not be easy for them to explain what they’re learning right now, but after graduation, they’ll help develop

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Flint Hires Arcadis to Plan Water Distribution System Improvements

Flint Hires Arcadis to Plan Water Distribution System Improvements

Since Flint, Mich., began to source water from the Flint River instead of Lake Huron, resulting in increased levels of lead, the city has been in need of a long-term optimization strategy to ensure the safety and reliability of its water system. Arcadis has been hired to make that happen. (Credit: Wikimedia)

FLINT, Mich. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcadis (EURONEXT:ARCAD), leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has been selected by the City of Flint, Mich., to

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‘Data Gaps’ Block Verdict on Fracking, Drinking Water

‘Data Gaps’ Block Verdict on Fracking, Drinking Water

By Matthew Daly

A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa. Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas poses a risk to drinking water in some circumstances, but a lack of information precludes a definitive statement on how severe the risk is, the Environmental Protection Agency says in a new report that raises more questions than answers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hydraulic

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Catholic Charities Building in West Virginia Going Solar

Catholic Charities Building in West Virginia Going Solar

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A Catholic Charities social services building serving residents of West Virginia and Ohio is installing solar panels in response to Pope Francis’ call for caring for the environment.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston says in a news release that the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling that after the panels are installed, the building will use one-fourth of the power currently being used.

Shepherdstown-based Solar Holler is leading the project.

Catholic Charities West Virginia program development director Elizabeth Paulhus says the

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J.W. Winco Announces New Steel Horizontal Acting Toggle Clamps 

J.W. Winco Announces New Steel Horizontal Acting Toggle Clamps 

J.W. Winco’s GN 820.4 Steel Horizontal Acting Toggle Clamps feature a safety hook latch and vertical mounting base

NEW BERLIN, Wis. — J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 820.4 steel horizontal acting toggle clamps with safety hook latch, with vertical mounting base.

These RoHS-compliant horizontal acting toggle clamps, which are also available in stainless steel, have a safety function whereby, during closing, a spring loaded safety hook latch ensures a secure locking connection.

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HMS Offers Netbiter Remote Management Solution Under eWON® Brand

HMS Offers Netbiter Remote Management Solution Under eWON® Brand

HMS has given Netbiter a new look through the newly acquired eWON brand, but the Netbiter unit itself will continue to offer an out-of-the-box solution for remotely managing field equipment.

HMS Industrial Networks offers the Netbiter Remote Management solution under the newly acquired brand name eWON. Alongside eWON Cosy and Flexy, Netbiter will be one of the three main product lines within the eWON Remote Solutions offering.

Further to the rebranding, all the elements of Netbiter (gateways, Argos cloud

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Pasternack Delivers High Power Amplification with GaN Technology

Pasternack Delivers High Power Amplification with GaN Technology

Pasternack’s high power amplifier generates 100W saturated output power from 0.7 to 2.7 GHz.

IRVINE, Calif. — Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, offers a number of high power broadband amplifiers that can be used across a wide range of applications including electronic warfare, radar, communications, and test and measurement.

Pasternack’s PE15A5033F high power amplifier generates 100W typical saturated output power over a broad frequency range that covers 0.7 to 2.7 GHz. This class A/AB design

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IU Students Still Figuring Out New Engineering Major

IU Students Still Figuring Out New Engineering Major

By Michael Reschke | The (Bloomington) Herald-Times

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If you don’t understand exactly what Indiana University’s new intelligent systems engineering major is all about, you’re not alone.

“At this point, a lot of us aren’t sure,” said Anthony Tugman, a freshman from Schererville, Ind.

He and his peers have just completed their first semester in a program that didn’t exist a year ago. It might not be easy for them to explain what they’re learning right now, but after graduation, they’ll help

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Apps for Haggard Parents With a Wailing Child on a Flight

Apps for Haggard Parents With a Wailing Child on a Flight

By Barbara Ortutay

Ann Walden checks her phone as 15-month-old daughter Delphine plays while waiting in line after their flight to Baton Rouge was delayed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. There are several ways to distract and soothe little ones when traveling by air. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

ABOARD JETBLUE FLIGHT 669 (AP) — There are few things worse than getting on a plane and discovering a wailing child and a haggard parent sitting next to you. Few things,

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Gets a New Name: Waymo

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Gets a New Name: Waymo

By Michael Liedtke

Steve Mahan, who is blind, stands by the Waymo driverless car during a Google event, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in San Francisco. The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo. The new identity marks another step in an effort to revolutionize the way people get around. In 2015, Mahan became the first member of the public to ride in Google’s self-driving prototype, alone and on public roads. …

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Intel Brief

Intel Brief

OSHA cites Wisconsin metal fabrication company for safety failures after investigation of teenaged worker’s fatal injuries, two weeks after starting job.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited G.D. Roberts and Co. Inc. with 16 serious and 1 other-thanserious safety and health violations December 27 after the death of a worker in July 2016 prompted an investigation at the Columbus, Wisconsin facility which revealed that the company failed to perform periodic inspections of machine safety procedures, neglected to conduct noise monitoring, and failed to train

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Intel Brief

Intel Brief

150,000 gallons of wastewater leak in DeWitt, Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that around 150,000 gallons of untreated wastewater were discharged into Silver Creek in DeWitt Nov. 9. Officials were working to repair the issue and redirect wastewater into the city lagoon.

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Evacuations follow chlorine gas leak in Port Allegany.

McKean County Emergency Services officials reported that roughly 48 pounds of chlorine gas leaked from a faulty valve on a water well in Port Allegany, Penn., forcing the evacuation of

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Intel Brief November 2016

Intel Brief November 2016

United States takes action to address alleged renewable fuel standard violations by NGL Crude Logistics and Western Dubuque Biodiesel.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a $6 million settlement with Western Dubuque Biodiesel LLC October 4 to resolve alleged Renewable Fuel Standard program violations for generating renewable identification numbers (rins) for renewable fuel that was produced using unapproved feedstocks and production processes. The EPA also filed a complaint against NGL Crude Logistics LLC for entering into a series

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