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Milliken Completes New LEED v4 Credit Pathway

Flooring manufacturer Milliken has completed a new LEED v4 credit pathway that addresses material traceability and transparency in the supply chain: LEED v4 MR credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients (Option 3). The next tier of material transparency, this stringent credit option dives into the chemical makeup of supplier materials for an elevated understanding of their...

Eight trends at NACS 2017

Premium was a prominent theme at the 2017 NACS Show, underscoring a shift in the quality and breadth of convenience store fare. Products highlighted at the National Association of Convenience Stores’ annual event, held Oct. 17-20 in Chicago, included nitrogen-infused cold-brew coffee, organic kombucha, and apple chardonnay seasoned pork jerky paired with cubes of gouda cheese. Such product offerings are...

Petrol And Service Stations Could Be Forced To Install Electric Chargers

The government has announced a brand-new bill that could actually force petrol and service stations by law to install charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles. There are currently only 4,500 charging stations around the UK, the bill would enable this number to increase drastically along with the implementation of roadside charging points in areas where charging at your...

Paying the Price for Deferred Maintenance

“Deferred maintenance is the practice of postponing maintenance activities, such as repairs on both real property — infrastructure — and personal property — equipment and systems — in order to save money, meet budget funding levels, or realign available budget funds. The failure to perform needed repairs could lead to asset deterioration and ultimately asset impairment. Generally, a policy...

Cisco secures new smart city project in the U.K.

Cisco has signed a new agreement for the deployment of a number of smart city initiatives in Southend-on-Sea, in the U.K. Southend-on-Sea said that the primary goal of the initiative is to create opportunities for energy saving, carbon reduction and sustainable growth. The smart city plan also aims to increase communication and interactions with citizens and businesses across the city. Read...

AeroFarms and Dell Team Up to Revolutionize Farming with IoT

AeroFarms is a future agriculture company building indoor, vertical farms that use “aeroponics” to generate yields that are 120 times more productive per acre, per year than a traditional, outdoor farm. Aeroponics is a system of farming which uses no dirt, and only very little water, combined with nutrients, to grow plants. Dell is helping AeroFarms monitor growing conditions,...

Doubling up on ‘junk DNA’ helps make us human

 Doubling up on some DNA may have helped make humans human — including giving us uniquely human diseases. DNA that doesn’t produce proteins may be especially important for creating differences between humans and other primates.   Biochemists have identified parts of humans’ entire set of genetic instructions, or genome, that are duplicated in people but not in other primates. Many of those duplicated regions...

NASA Study Suggests the Moon Once Had a Significant Atmosphere

New research reveals that billions of years ago the Moon actually had an atmosphere that was thicker than the atmosphere of Mars today. Research completed by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center planetary volcanologist Debra Needham in Huntsville, Alabama, and planetary scientist David Kring at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, suggests that billions of years ago, the Moon...

NSCA Launches IGNITE Career Center

NSCA is excited to announce the launch of the IGNITE Career Center, an extension of the IGNITE program that was first unveiled at the 2016 Business & Leadership Conference to attract new talent to the commercial technology industry. In addition to arming integration firms and consultants with marketing and promotional materials to use at job fairs and share with students who...

First Dolby cinema in France opens near Paris

The first Dolby cinema in France is to open at Pathe Massy, south of Paris, on 20 October. An announcement about the opening has been made by Dolby Laboratories and Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathe, the largest cinema chain operator in France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Further Dolby cinemas will open later this year in Lyon and Rouen. At a private launch event...