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Nevada Gears up to Fight Yucca Mountain Nuke Waste Site

By Ken Ritter LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials and advocates are gearing up to resume a three-decade fight to block efforts to bury the nation’s most highly radioactive waste about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. They’re doing so as they face a Republican Congress and a new president who owns a hotel towering […]

Unidrive M700 VSD Helps Large Power Station Maximize Cooling Tower Performance, Reduce Maintenance Costs

The Possum Point power station, located in Dumfries, Va., is now using Control Techniques Unidrive M700 variable speed drives from Emerson to control 22 cooling tower fans across two towers. Replacing a system that was first installed in 1975, the advanced new drive brought many benefits. The fan speeds can be varied to minimize power […]

A Commuter’s Dream: Entrepreneurs Race to Develop Flying Car

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing. Nearly a dozen companies around the globe, including some with deep pockets […]

Restoration of Historic Vincennes Building Underway

By Jenny McNeece | Vincennes Sun-Commercial VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — In January, a historic downtown building took the first steps of what is likely to be a long journey toward restoration. Clint and Leah Richter, the owners of Pearl and Chrome Home Interiors, 309 Main St., purchased the old Zander’s building two years ago with plans […]

Willis Tower in Chicago Prepares for a $500M Facelift

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s famed Willis Tower skyscraper is preparing for a $500 million facelift under an ambitious plan supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The renovations call for six levels of entertainment, restaurant and retail space that could become an attraction for the building’s thousands of employees and the 1.7 million annual visitors drawn to […]