Regulation Reduction

Report on manufacturing regulations to be released next week The Commerce Department is expected to release its first report on “streamlining permitting and reducing regulatory burdens for domestic manufacturing” early next week, CNBC reported Tuesday. The long-awaited report stems from a presidential memorandum issued January 24 which commissioned Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to review […]

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Just In Case

Sensor suitcase measures energy efficiency in buildings Here’s a novelty option for measuring energy efficiency in your building: your suitcase. The “Sensor Suitcase“ , a portable diagnostic toolkit that uses sensors that gather information about how a building operates, was created as a result of a collaborative effort by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National […]

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Mizzou MEMs

Missouri engineering students to collaborate with Honeywell Administrators at the University of Missouri have signed an industry agreement with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies centered around R&D for big data analytics and Micro-Electrical-Mechanical systems (MEMs) that can assist with national security. Missouri’s College of Engineering faculty, staff and students will partner on the project to […]

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Withdrawal and Response

U.S. cities form alliance against climate change In an immediate and swift response to the White House’s most controversial decision (of last week, at least), a widespread contingent of governors, mayors, and other supporters from various U.S. cities formed an alliance pledging to continue a fight against climate change last Thursday night. The group has […]

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Sheboygan Scheme

Embezzlement exposed at Wisco motor repair/rebuild business  A former office manager at a Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based electric motor repair and rebuild business pleaded guilty last Friday to embezzling more than $430,000 from the company over a two-year period from 2011 to 2013. Lynette Lomibao entered a guilty plea in the U.S District Court for Eastern Wisconsin […]

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Exit Accordingly

White House announces withdrawal from Paris Agreement  The Paris Climate Agreement was signed in December 2015 by 195 nations in an effort to collectively reduce global carbon emissions. The international target—of limiting the change of the earth’s average temperature to 2 degrees Celcius—would require approximately 80% “economywide decarbonization” goals to be met by 2050 in […]

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Three Mile Island

Infamous power plant likely to close by 2019 The accident that occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant on March 28, 1979 is remembered by many as a great scare, as well as the most dangerous nuclear meltdown in United States history. It ushered in an era of of stricter regulations on nuclear […]

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Aleppo Repairs Underway

Main power plant damaged by militants Imagine being a repair technician, but getting assigned a job to fix five generators that had been destroyed by military explosives, proceeding to a work site that is one of the most dangerous locations on the planet right now. This is a real scenario for Syrian citizens. Somehow, amidst […]

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Touchscreen Tags

Researchers use electric field tomography to turn anything into a touchpad Student inventors at Carnegie-Mellon are showing the world a more universal version of the touchscreen. With the use of direct current and electric field tomography, researchers at the Pittsburgh university reported last month the application of electrode-laced spray paint on everything from walls to […]

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H.I. Approves Pentair

Wisconsin facility gains test laboratory approval Last Thursday the Hydraulic Institute introduced its newest test laboratory approval—Pentair, one of its member companies—for its pump test lab facility in Delavan, Wisconsin. The HI program helps pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories improve their current laboratory procedures and policies by working with a third-party auditor to […]

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