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Group Raises Money to Restore Historic Burlington Hotel

Group Raises Money to Restore Historic Burlington Hotel

By Cody Neuenschwander | Kokomo Tribune

BURLINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The peeling yellow paint on the exterior of the American House in Burlington could be a clue that the old house has seen a lot of history, and now local volunteers are working to tell its story.

James Rich, a history enthusiast, estimated the house was built in 1850. It didn’t always stand where it does now, at 205 S. Michigan St. in Burlington. It used to be down the street, where it served as

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Hudson Oil Spill Would Be Difficult to Clean Up

Hudson Oil Spill Would Be Difficult to Clean Up

By  Scott Fallon

Concern over an air permit and potential oil spills are at issue in the question of whether or not the Hudson River may yet become a conduit for the transportation of Canadian tar sands oil. (Credit: Wikimedia/dsearls-Flickr.com)

WOODLAND PARK,

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Flint to Get Water From Lake Huron as Soon as System Ready

Flint to Get Water From Lake Huron as Soon as System Ready

By Mike Householder

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Litetronics Introduces New Line of Waterproof LED High Bay Fixtures

Litetronics Introduces New Line of Waterproof LED High Bay Fixtures

Litetronics’ new line of waterproof LED high bay fixtures serves a variety of applications.

Harvey, IL — Litetronics International, Inc. proudly announces the introduction of its new line of LED High Bay Fixtures, a family of powerful, easy-to-install, and waterproof luminaires that can quickly upgrade the lighting in a wide variety of high-ceiling settings to energy-saving, high-performance LED technology.

Designed for ceilings up to 40 feet

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New Schindler 5500 Elevator Affords Flexibility, Efficiency and Performance

New Schindler 5500 Elevator Affords Flexibility, Efficiency and Performance

Featuring high-rise efficiency and performance, the Schindler 5500 Elevator offers an array of attractive standard options, such as a full glass cab with glass doors and wall panels, and integrated LED lighting.

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Schindler Elevator Corporation announced today the introduction of its Schindler 5500 machine room-less

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Pasternack Announces New 50-Watt GaN Power Amplifier

Pasternack Announces New 50-Watt GaN Power Amplifier

Pasternack introduces its PE15A5025 GaN power amplifier operating in the popular 2 to 6 GHz band

Irvine, CA — Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces their new PE15A5025 50 Watt gallium nitride (GaN) coaxial power amplifier operating in the popular 2 to 6 GHz frequency band.  The compact and rugged design delivers high levels of output power

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Volkswagen to Launch More Electric Cars After Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen to Launch More Electric Cars After Diesel Scandal

By David McHugh

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen plans to ramp up its offerings of electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

The electric campaign is part of a wide-ranging review of the company’s strategy that also includes increasing profitability, investing in new ways of getting around that don’t necessarily involve owning a car, and making the company’s management more open and trustworthy.

CEO Matthias Mueller said las month the

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First Solar Flight Around the World Completes North American Voyages, Lands in New York

First Solar Flight Around the World Completes North American Voyages, Lands in New York

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2016 — After flying over 18,000 miles purely on solar power, Solar Impulse landed June 11 in New York City at John F. Kennedy Airport, completing the final North American leg of the Round the World flight mission. Led by co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Solar Impulse 2 solar airplane is the first of its kind, flying day and night without fuel or polluting emissions

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Samsung to Acquire US Cloud Service Firm to Boost Software

Samsung to Acquire US Cloud Service Firm to Boost Software

By Youkyung Lee

A fourth-grade student visiting the statehouse looks at some of the historic battle flags kept behind glass in Concord, N.H. Many of the flags are tattered and beginning to disintegrate, sparking …

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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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