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Omaha Co-op Turns Leftover Cooking Oil into Usable Fuel

By Russell Hubbard OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Pat Rupp runs the fish fries at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Gretna, and found himself with a 300-gallon problem. The church puts on six fish fries a year, a major fundraising effort. Rupp, a Knights of Columbus volunteer, said he and his kitchen crew often serve [...]

Michoud Builds the Space Launch System

By Jennifer Larino NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Kelley Easley first arrived at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in 1982 everything was big. Bigger than anything he had ever seen. It was easy to get lost in the 43-acre eastern New Orleans facility. Easley, then a Louisiana State University engineering graduate hired to work on [...]

US, Canada Reach Key Funding Deal for Detroit-Windsor Bridge

By David N. Goodman DETROIT (AP) — The Obama administration and Canada have agreed on financing a key piece of a planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, the two governments announced Wednesday. The agreement involves a funding mechanism for a toll plaza on the U.S. side of the international crossing, the U.S. [...]

Seattle Tunnel Machine Bertha Moves Toward Access Pit

By Martha Bellisle SEATTLE (AP) — Bertha, Seattle’s troubled tunnel machine, is on the move after being stalled for more than a year. The giant boring device that is trying to dig a new State Route 99 beneath the city started drilling late Tuesday and had moved six feet by Wednesday afternoon, Lynn Peterson, secretary [...]

Snake-Like Robot to Explore Melted Fukushima Reactors

By Miki Toda HITACHI, Japan (AP) — A snake-like robot designed to examine the inside of one of three melted reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is ready to begin its expedition. Assessing the damage inside the reactors is a crucial step in the decommissioning of the plant, which was badly damaged by a [...]