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Aging NYC Wastewater System Needs A Refresher

New York city is dealing with an aging waste water system that is buried 70 feet below the city streets. In 2012 it was reported a sinkhole opened up in Brooklyn which was caused by a faulty 50-inch sewer pipe that took the dirt and street along with it. More recently Brooklyn experienced another sinkhole on August 4th, 2015. This one was caused by 48 inch water main  that was leaking below the ...

Greek Economic Disaster: Will The Manufacturing Sector Be Affected?

Greece has been in economic turmoil and unemployment rates continue to skyrocket. The countries GDP has shrunk by 25% in the past six years and the unemployment rate jumped from 10% in 2010 to 25% this past March. One in two under the age of 25 are without a job. Leaving the country seems to be the only option is some cases as 3% of the total population has left since 2010. Salaries have been ...

Drones Flying To New Heights

The commercial drone industry has been having trouble getting off the ground in the USA. With strict regulations from the FAA, commercial industries are not able to take full advantage of drone technology. As of now, drone operators in the U.S must have the drone in line of sight at all times with no assistance from GPS or cameras. This hinders the effectiveness of this kind of technology because ...

Industry 4.0: The Next Manufacturing Revolution

The "Internet of Things" will be changing the face of the factory floor in the next few years. Industry 4.0 is changing the landscape of manufacturing and supply chain management. With high-tech sensors gathering an immense amount of data every second, factory managers can see exactly how their entire facility is operating without ever hindering production. Manufacturing will increasingly rely ...

Sold OUT! Tesla’s Powerwall home battery

Tesla Motors has so far taken 38,000 reservations for its zero-carbon Powerwall home battery. Such high demand signals that revenue from the company’s new battery could soon outstrip that from its electric cars sales. “There’s no way that we can possibly satisfy the demand this year,” Musk told Wall Street analysts Thursday during a conference at which he reviewed Tesla’s first-qu...

Amazon details Drone delivery plans | NEW Patent Plan

Details about Amazon's proposed delivery drones may work & have been published by the US Patent Office. According to the patent, the drones will be able to track the location of the person it is delivering to by pulling data from their smartphone. The unmanned vehicles will also be able to talk to each other about weather and traffic conditions. Amazon faces many regulatory hurdles ...

Wearables: Who are smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear really for?

Smart watches are attempting to break into the mainstream. The massive marketing machines of Apple, Google and Samsung are trying to push their appeal beyond geeks and early adopters and get everyone wondering whether there’s a smartwatch for them. One issue many have is that smartwatches don't portray an aura of luxury. For many, this is a dealbreaker. Understandably, you want your watch to ...

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The Future of Industrial Cyber Security

by Sid Snitkin President Obama's Executive Order 13636 identified the security of industrial assets as one of the nation's most important challenges. Growing support for the NIST Framework shows that industrial organizations are equally concerned and working to ensure the security of facilities. Most of these organizations are concerned about securing legacy plant and SCADA systems that ...