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Shorter Illinois Highway Emerges From Failed Interstate Bid

By Alan Scher Zagier ST. LOUIS (AP) — A long-planned federal highway across southern Illinois connecting Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Paducah, Kentucky is no more — at least for now. Federal transportation officials quietly pulled the plug on the 66 Corridor project this past summer after Kentucky withdrew its support for what was once envisioned […]

Pasternack Introduces a New Rackmount Variable Gain RF Amplifier with Performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz

Irvine, CA — Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduces a brand new rackmount variable gain RF amplifier with performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. This 19-inch rack mounted RF amplifier is designed for lab use and various test and measurement applications. Normally this type of test equipment commands […]

50 Years and Counting for Ford City Mall Chillers

Ford City Mall on the southwest side of Chicago has a storied history, and Chief Engineer Frank Werner has been there for much of it. Werner has tended to the mechanical systems at Ford City Mall since 1972, after a part-time job at age 16 turned into a career. “I was experienced with the property, […]

Dubai Tower Blaze Shows Risks in Common Building Material

By Adam Schreck and Jon Gambrell DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Within minutes, the revelry of New Year’s Eve in Dubai turned to horror as those gathered for fireworks downtown watched flames race up the side of one of the glistening city’s most prominent luxury hotels. But the fire at the 63-story The Address […]

Study Highlights New Competition in Wear Coatings

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thintri, Inc. (www.thintri.com), has announced a new market study that projects significant opportunities for new technologies in wear coatings. The report, “Wear Coatings: Hard Chrome and Its Alternatives, 2016,” highlights the movement from traditional hard chrome and even common chrome replacements like thermal spray to an array of new […]