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ASSP: Safety 2018

New brand debuts this month with San Antonio show as highlight The world’s oldest professional safety society transitioned this month to a new brand that includes a new name, refreshed logo, redesigned website and rebranded social media channels. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), with more than 37,000 members worldwide, represents the many diverse […]

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Fighting the Fire

24/7 monitoring for potential fire threats across utility’s service area In preparation for the 2018 wildfire season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has opened its new Wildfire Safety Operations Center in San Francisco. The center, which will be staffed 24/7, will monitor potential fire threats across PG&E’s service area in real time and coordinate […]

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Tractor Trailblazers

Precision agriculture at the University of Nebraska You heard it straight from the Husker’s mouth: tractors are getting an upgrade. A new six-figure research initiative at the University of Nebraska will focus on improved testing the cornerstone of agricultural machinery; primarily on the efficiency of its power sources. “Tractors play an important role in precision […]

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Surf Rover

‘Surf rover’ engineered to collect coastal data after 30 years Engineering students at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville have invented a ‘surf rover’ capable of collecting coastal data in droves, a landmark achievement in coastal engineering that was a long time coming for one professor. Jacksonville’s Channel 4 meteorologist Rebecca Barry reported on […]

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Hannover Messe 2018

Bionic fish, 3D-printed shoes…the world’s biggest trade show never fails to impress The world’s largest trade show is in full swing this week, and the 2018 edition shows yet again how much technology and manufacturing have come together. At Hannover Messe in Germany,  which is running all week, integration of the two fields often viewed […]

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Technicalities

Techies, unite! Briefs from the world of clouds, servers, and the IoT.  Microsoft investing big in IoT. Microsoft announced April 4 that it will invest an additional $5 billion towards the Internet of Things. The money is expected to be spread evenly over the next four years into the IoT sector. As part of company restructuring, the […]

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Southwest Searching for Answers

Inspections, metal durability, structural flaws all concerns after accident Metal fatigue and inspection oversight are coming into focus as the causal identities for a harrowing accident aboard a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday that left one passenger dead and traumatized 148 others in a required emergency landing. Preliminary concerns are focusing on the aircraft’s engine, specifically […]

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Generating Buzz

Energy milestone reached in United Kingdom Official figures produced March 29 by the United Kingdom’s governmental publishing service show an energy milestone was reached in 2017. They show that wind farms and solar panels produced more electricity than the country’s eight nuclear power stations for the first time. Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions also continued to […]

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Nestle Pumps Up

The company just won a highly opposed decision in Michigan. In a state that has become a referendum on water equity, an important decision was made this week. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved Nestlé’s plan to boost the amount of water it takes from the state. Michigan citizens were outspoken against the […]

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Hack Attack

Cyberattacks target FERC, U.S. energy infrastructure The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is among the targets of alleged Iranian hackers indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on March 23. Nine members of an Iran-based company stole data from hundreds of universities and dozens of companies around the world, the DOJ said, acting in many cases on […]

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