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Businesses Ready to Take Advantage of Clean-Energy District

Businesses Ready to Take Advantage of Clean-Energy District

By Samantha Rinehart

This solar array, capable of providing 75 percent of the building’s needs for electricity, is located at an architecture firm in North Kansas City, Mo. The Show Me PACE initiative …

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California Measure Fails to Create Green Jobs

California Measure Fails to Create Green Jobs

By Julia Horowitz

Christos Chrysiliou, left, director of architectural and …

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Arthur Ravenel on the Bridge Named for Him 10 Years Later

Arthur Ravenel on the Bridge Named for Him 10 Years Later

The Arthur Ravenel Bridge linking Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Charleston, S.C., is seen in this March 25, 2013 photograph. The bridge, which cost $632 million to …

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Fairview Microwave Releases New Limiters

Fairview Microwave Releases New Limiters

Fairview Microwave has introduced RF limiters with high CW power handling up to 200 watts peak power

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

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Kirk Trapped Key Interlocks Enhance Lockout Tagout

Kirk Trapped Key Interlocks Enhance Lockout Tagout

Trapped key interlocks ensure energy isolation in LOTO procedures.

North Canton, Ohio — Enhancing lockout tagout procedures with KIRK® trapped key interlocks ensures energy isolation procedures cannot be circumvented. Typical industrialequipment may contain hot fluids, blades, fans, pinch points, and moving parts hazardous to workers and other equipment. A written lockout tagout procedure is used to document the steps to isolate the hazardous energy source. KIRK trapped key interlocks can

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New Peristaltic Pump Features Integrated Stepper Motor for Accurate

New Peristaltic Pump Features Integrated Stepper Motor for Accurate

Unoverse Boxer 9000 Peristaltic Pumps provide liquid flow from 0.2 to 270 ml/min and feature either an integrated 6-24 VDC or 24 VDC stepper motor for smooth, low-pulse flow and accurate dispensing.

Hudson, MA — Clark Solutions introduces the Unoverse Boxer 9000 Peristaltic Pump. These pumps feature an

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Two Jumbo Phones From Samsung Ahead of Expected New iPhone

Two Jumbo Phones From Samsung Ahead of Expected New iPhone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.

Samsung said that the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus would start shipping Aug. 21 in the U.S. and Canada. Usually, Note phones don’t come out until well after Apple’s new iPhone models in September.

The timing reflects a shift in fortunes for a company that pioneered jumbo phones with the

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Drones Getting in the Way of Emergency Responders

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 feet from his windshield, forcing him to make a hard left to avoid a collision about 500 feet above ground, according to a report he filed the next day.

“If that

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Drones Getting in the Way of Emergency Responders

Drones Getting in the Way of Emergency Responders

By Elliot Spagat

A helicopter works to put out …

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Facebook Ready to Test Giant Drone for Internet Service

Facebook Ready to Test Giant Drone for Internet Service

By Brandon Bailey

This undated image provided by Facebook shows the Aquila, a high-altitude, …

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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech

By Brian Wallheimer

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Grace Hoening sold 800 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies last year, but that will look like a drop in the bucket if the Rockford 12-year-old has her way.

“My goal is 2,500,” Hoening said.

That’s because any scout who hits that magic number wins a free trip to Disney World. And while more than tripling her best year of cookie sales might seem overly optimistic, Hoening thinks she has a new …

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Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92

Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to “Pong” and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92.

Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home, the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester confirmed.

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Born in Germany, Baer escaped the Holocaust with his family.

He started thinking about what later became the home video game console while …

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Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering

Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering


David E. Goldberg, President of Big Beacon and emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Mark Somerville, professor of engineering and associate dean at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, – are two men on a daring mission. Their goal is to transform the entire world of engineering. Their objective is simple – they aim at humanizing the engineering profession.

Their new book, A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, …

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Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

By Dave Gong
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Stepping into the rare books room at the Allen County Public Library is like stepping back in time.

Antique furniture complements the character of a room devoted to the library’s ever-expanding collection of rare and antique – even ancient – books and artifacts.

Display cases containing replicas of important Lincoln documents line the walls in front of the hall windows, while a rocking chair – a replica of the one Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated – sits in the …

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