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Fab Lab: Where students get hands on with science

Carnegie Science Center has officially unveiled its latest edition, and it is something you won’t want to miss out on if you love science. On Tuesday the center announced the opening of its brand new Fab Lab.  The lab is a digital fabrication lab and a space that focuses around students being able to engage with science, technology, engineering and ...

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Newport officials protest flier’s ‘health advisory’ about development planned for Banning Ranch

Newport Beach officials are taking issue with a flier proclaiming an “urgent health advisory” that is being circulated in opposition to the proposed development of Banning Ranch. The flier shows an aerial photograph of the 401-acre Banning Ranch property, an expanse of scrub- and grass-covered bluffs and wetlands overlooking the ocean near Pacific Coast Highway that for years has been ...

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West Virginia coal mining complexes are on the market

Patriot Coal has shared its plans to sell its West Virginia mining complexes. The company, which is currently in the middle of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, announced its plans ”to file the purchase agreement with ERP Compliant Fuels LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund Inc.,” which is a nonprofit organization, in federal bankruptcy court, reports the Pittsburgh ...

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Google and solar panels

Thanks to Google, people all over the U.S., including the Appalachia region, will be able to see if solar power is worth it. On Monday, Google launched its newest and early version of what the company is calling Project Sunroof. While only in the beginning stages, Project Sunroof is currently only available in two California regions and in Boston. However, ...

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Fracking company reaches tentative settlement on overtime lawsuit

A Canadian fracking company has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming it underpaid its U.S. workers when they worked overtime, according to federal court documents. The settlement would cover an estimated 1,039 people who worked for Calfrac Well Services Ltd. of Alberta, Canada, in Pennsylvania as well as Arkansas, Colorado, and North Dakota. U.S. District ...

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The Utica is getting a billion dollar pipeline system

When it comes to infrastructure and acquisitions, the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in the northeast seem to take the cake, and now two huge operators in the Utica are adding to the region’s long list of pipeline systems. MarkWest Energy Partners LP and Marathon Petroleum Corp., which recently shared they will be merging, are building a gathering system together ...

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