University of Illinois Statue Honors Women in Engineering

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A new statue on the University of Illinois’ campus honors women in engineering. Sakshi Srivastava, a graduate student in electrical engineering, began the campaign for the statue when she was a junior in the university’s undergraduate program to inspire women going into the male-dominated engineering field, The News-Gazette reported. Srivastava launched […]

NXP and Google Cloud Use New Cloud IoT Core to Extend Reach and Performance of Android Things

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that its Android Things platform supports the new Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service that allows users to easily and securely connect and manage devices at a global scale. The Cloud IoT Core includes various Google services that unlock the value […]

Dominion Plans to Add More Solar to its Energy Mix

By Sarah Rankin RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power said Monday it plans to substantially increase the amount of electricity it generates from solar power in the coming decades. Virginia’s largest utility laid out its long-range forecast of electricity demand and production in a regulatory filing called an integrated resource plan. The company said […]

Board: Illinois Coliseum Repairs Could Cost Up to $4 Million

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Extensive repairs to the deteriorating Illinois State Fair Coliseum could take millions of dollars and two years, according to an agency that oversees state buildings. The Capital Development Board’s conclusion was found in an emergency, $600,000 contract to enclose a short-term facility used to host horse shows and other events affected […]

Pipeline Inspections Ordered in Colorado After Fatal Blast

By Dan Elliott FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A red-orange fireball that killed two people and destroyed a Colorado home prompted the governor to order sweeping inspections of natural gas lines and is certain to worsen tensions in state already divided over how to regulate the industry. Fire investigators said last month that the April 17 […]