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Boston Olympics Organizers: Report Didn’t Analyze Details

By Philip Marcelo BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, according to a state-funded report released Tuesday. Boston 2024, the local group organizing the bid, had projected construction costs for the Olympic Stadium, athletes […]

Fairview Microwave Releases New Limiters

Allen, TX — Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, introduces a new family of broadband, high power limiters that aid in protecting sensitive RF receivers and components such as LNAs that are in close proximity to high power signals. The new high power limiters from Fairview Microwave operate over broad […]

Idaho Fined After Demolishing Building Containing Asbestos

By Keith Ridler BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay a $52,000 fine after demolishing an asbestos-containing building in northern Idaho and potentially exposing the public to the cancer-causing fibers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agreement involving the November demolition of the state-owned building in Priest River. The […]

Drones Getting in the Way of Emergency Responders

By Elliot Spagat SAN DIEGO (AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot suddenly identified the object as a four-rotor drone only 10 […]

Facebook Ready to Test Giant Drone for Internet Service

By Brandon Bailey MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. Engineers at the giant social network say […]