A major railroad connecting Connecticut to New York may not be upgrading fast enough to meet new safety standards. The federal agency tasked with overseeing railroads is concerned that Metro-North may not meet their year’s end deadline for installing positive train control, a potentially life-saving safety technology. See the original warning letter and Metro-North's response below. That’s disappointing to Renee Soderberg of Wethersfield, who frequently rides Metro-North. “You know we say you have to have something done by a deadline but we wait until the 10th hour,” she said. Positive train control, known as PTC, is a technology that can automatically slow or stop trains, potentially preventing collisions and derailments like one involving a speeding Metro-North train that killed four people in 2013. PTC has been available for years but many railroads have been slow to adopt the technology. National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt … [Read more...] about Metro-North At Risk for Falling Behind on Safety Technologies?
By Kurt Snibbe | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: July 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm | UPDATED: July 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm The Girl Scouts have 30 new badges that concentrate on science, technology, engineering and math. It is the largest rollout of new goals in nearly a decade. This month the Girl Scouts presented the latest 36 badges and Journeys in a rollout of 60-plus that began last July.The 106-year-old organization is keeping up with the times, CEO Sylvia Acevedo said. “Across the country, people are having powerful conversations about the increasingly strong voice of young people who want to change the world and the lack of women in leadership positions in the United States — two topics Girl Scouts is uniquely positioned to address.”The new programming includes badges for space science, and the organization says that nearly every woman who has been an astronaut was a Girl Scout.Other areas of programming include environmental stewardship, … [Read more...] about Here are the Girl Scouts’ new badges for skills in science and technology
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) selected five projects to receive approximately $10.7 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development. The projects will advance tools and methods for assessing the state of stress and geomechanical impacts within the subsurface associated with underground carbon storage. The projects are supported through the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001826, Developing Technologies to Advance the Understanding of State of Stress and Geomechanical Impacts within the Subsurface. Selected projects are funded by FE’s Carbon Storage Program, which advances the development and validation of technologies that enable safe, cost-effective, permanent geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). These projects will provide tools for measuring, estimating, and understanding underground stress impacts that may occur in carbon storage activities. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will … [Read more...] about Energy Department Invests $10.7M in Technologies that Assess Subsurface Stress for Carbon Storage
TAMPA, Fla. — For the second year in a row, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came in first atop all 32 NFL franchises in terms of stadium technology experience satisfaction. The ranking was revealed in the 2017 "Voice of the Fan" report Highlights the $160 million investments made into Raymond James Stadium Have had consistently high customer satisfaction ratings The ranking was revealed in the NFL's 2017 "Voice of the Fan" report. About $160 million has been invested into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for renovations, such as their HD video system and state-of-the-art sound system. Fans have enjoyed the separate viewing angles, real-time fantasy sports and game day statistics, and live recaps from around the NFL and social media applications. The Buccaneers are the only team to feature four tower walls of HD. The team has held consistently high customer satisfaction ratings in the recent years. The Buccaneers App has also allowed fans access to multiple live … [Read more...] about Buccaneers ranks 1st in stadium technology for 2nd year in a row
Forbes Technology Council is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs and Technology Executives. It's an honour to be selected to join the Forbes Technology Council and to join peers from across the globe who are truly influencing thought leadership in the ever-changing technology world”— Mahendra Alladi, Founder & CEO, accelQDALLAS, TEXAS, USA, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Mahendra Alladi, Founder & CEO of accelQ Inc, has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Mahendra joins other Forbes Technology Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com. Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach … [Read more...] about Mahendra Alladi, CEO accelQ Inc. accepted into Forbes Technology Council