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Output spiked and employment remains strong according to the Institute for Supply Management. Read the Industry Week Article.
A set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Wednesday after 37 years without use. Since 2014, engineers have noticed that the thrusters Voyager 1 has been using to orient the spacecraft, called “attitude control thrusters,” have been degrading. See the Space Daily Article.
The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever: By the Numbers This year’s U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, racking up $202.6 billion in damages since the formal start on June 1. See the Bloomberg Article.
How Todays’ Workforce Trends Will Impact Your Company for Decades Position Your Company to Deal with Human Resources Disruption – see the ENR Blog.
U.S. utilities continue to announce closures of financially troubled and older coal-fired power plants even as government officials work on a bailout plan to keep them operating. Read the Power Magazine Article.
Xmas Shopping for Billionaires: The Best of the 2017 Neiman Marcus Catalogue If you’re too busy doing the Scrooge McDuck backstroke through your billions of dollars to find the time for Christmas shopping, Neiman Marcus is here to help. See the Fast Company Article Here.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Acting Chairman Neil Chatterjee, who has said he is “sympathetic” to a rule that would help prop up struggling U.S. coal and nuclear power plants, apparently is ready to move forward with an interim plan to keep financially troubled plants operating while his agency continues to consider a market-changing cost proposal from the Department of Energy (DOE). See the Power Magazine Article.
We had a local artist paint murals that depict the various engineering and legal cases we have worked on. See one of them here.
Though it’s been studied for centuries, the Great Pyramid of Giza is still hiding some of its secrets. Scientists researching this colossal titan–born “ethereally in the celestial light” around 2,500 BC–have discovered a mysterious void deep inside its limestone core: A massive, 98-foot-long space just above the Grand Gallery that leads to the King’s Chamber. And they did it using space-age technology. Read the Fast Company Article.