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As problems persist, Chesterfield fields 1,500 technology support calls during a week of virtual learning | Education

“Today my kid was taking a test and started panicking. I looked over and everything was frozen and nothing worked. We ended up restarting the computer and he was able to get back in. I’m hearing this is happening a lot; families are reaching out to me and teachers are reaching out to me,” School Board member Kathryn Haines said during Monday’s work session.

School Board Chairwoman Debbie Bailey and fellow member Ryan Harter made comments Monday about hearing from families about interruptions during class, primarily through Google Meet, a video communication service.

“No one has gotten into a Google Meet that wasn’t supposed to be there, that wasn’t a CCPS student. Is that correct?” Bailey asked during Monday’s work session.

Brian Jones, executive director of technology, replied, “No, that wouldn’t be correct. There have been instances especially in the beginning, first day or two, where someone would call in

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This New Tech Could Help Eliminate Natural Gas Flaring In America’s Shale Fields

The state of Texas has a flaring problem. It’s not a secret – it has been big news for years now, as the elected regulators at the Texas Railroad Commission have come under increasing pressure to take action to effectively reduce the high volumes of natural gas the industry has been flaring, especially in the Permian Basin in recent years.

Flaring volumes have dropped significantly during 2020, mainly due to the shutting-in of thousands of wells as a result of the collapse in oil process and other impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that’s just temporary relief – those volumes are rising again in recent months as most of those wells have been placed back onto production in response to improved prices.

The state is conflicted on the matter. Regulators really don’t want to force producers

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Are Cockpit Electromagnetic Fields Killing Pilots?

  • DARPA is investigating whether electronic noise can interfere with military pilots.
  • The concern is that radio and electromagnetic fields could impair cognitive performance, causing momentary confusion.
  • More than 100 pilots have died in accidents attributed to spatial disorientation.

    The Pentagon’s research and development arm is investigating whether the very equipment meant to save military pilots’ lives on the battlefield is causing them to become disoriented and crash.

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    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding an effort to study the relationship between military electronics and spatial disorientation—a pilot’s ability to determine his or her correct altitude, attitude, or airspeed. In one incident, spatial disorientation caused a Japanese F-35 pilot to slam into the Pacific Ocean at nearly 700 miles per hour.

    By most accounts, U.S. military aircraft are the most advanced in

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    Kentucky by Heart: Many Kentuckians have made their mark in fields of science and technology – KyForward.com

    By Steve Flairty
    KyForward Columnist

    Science and technology. . .in the Bluegrass State??

    Over the years, Kentucky hasn’t always been given credit for its part in the furtherance of science and technology in the U.S., but after I did a little research this week, I discovered that the state has some real credibility in the area. There are a goodly number of people born in Kentucky who have been, or are, important participants in the fields as scientists or inventors.

    Dr. Lee Todd (Photo from University of Kentucky)

    For sure, my research is quite limited, especially regarding women excelling in this area. I would love to hear from my readers offering an expanded list.

    I’ve had the joyful experience to cross paths a few times with Dr. Lee Todd, Jr., former University of Kentucky president, born in the small town of Earlington, in Hopkins County. He’s a real gentleman, humble

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    Army fields new chemical detection technology

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    IMAGE: Research through the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program, results in a product to accurately detect chemical weapons at low concentration levels. It is now being used by National…
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    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers developed a product to detect chemical weapons accurately at low concentration levels.

    Active Army, Reserve and National Guard units started to receive the Chemical Agent Disclosure Spray and the Contamination Indicator/Decontamination Assurance System, known as CIDAS. The Army is fielding it to all units in areas where there is a threat of chemical agents.

    The Chemical Agent Disclosure Spray, purchased by FLIR Systems, Inc., has transitioned into the CIDAS Program of Record within the Joint Program Executive Office for CBRN Defense. The research,

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    Army fields new chemical detection technology | Article

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers developed a product to detect chemical weapons accurately at low concentration levels.Active Army, Reserve and National Guard units started to receive the Chemical Agent Disclosure Spray and the Contamination Indicator/Decontamination Assurance System, known as CIDAS. The Army is fielding it to all units in areas where there is a threat of chemical agents.The Chemical Agent Disclosure Spray, purchased by FLIR Systems, Inc., has transitioned into the CIDAS Program of Record within the Joint Program Executive Office for CBRN Defense. The research, which began 20 years ago with a business first spun out of the University of Pittsburgh and later acquired by FLIR, as part of a Small Business Technology Transfer contract managed by the Army Research Office.ARO is an

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    Huizhou Unionwell Technology Co., Ltd Launched New Micro switches With a Wide Range of Innovative Features and Designs For Various Fields – Press Release

    Huizhou Unionwell Technology Co., Ltd is busy distributing high-quality micro-switches to potential buyers and supplying them to various local and international fields such as medical, electronics, and automobiles.

    In the present scenario, Huizhou Unionwell Technology Co., Ltd’s modern micro switches components have changed the way people handle and operate their electrical appliances. Many organizations have employed these booming scientific-technological devices to launch various electronic and electro-mechanical products into the market. These items have been extensively used in almost every industry, starting from consumer appliances to military equipment manufacturing. From using the vacuum cleaner to flying a military helicopter, these electronic components are incredibly vital to thousands of products’ performance in entirety. This company provides high-quality devices to its clients with excellent customer service, where the size of the order doesn’t matter. Among these electrical equipment, have gained popularity as every household requires safe to avoid accidents and effortlessly use the

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    Academic Institutions Adopt New Automated Temp Screening Technology As Plans to Return to Classrooms and Athletic Fields Take Shape

    PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As college, university, and K-12 school administrators grapple with how best to enhance the safety of their communities for a possible return to the classroom and athletic field, a growing number have embraced a new automated temperature screening technology as one important measure to help them do so.  

    The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is among many academic institutions across the nation that are implementing PopID’s “Return to Learn” platform, which utilizes PopEntry+ for automated temperature testing, a health screening questionnaire, and on-campus certification. 

    Keith Carter, Athletic Director, University of Mississippi, had this to say: “Like other college athletic programs around the country, Ole Miss puts the health and safety of its student-athletes and staff above all else. We are pleased to add PopID’s technology to the steps we are taking to ensure their safety on and off

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    Rodeo supports students in technical fields with $300k in vocational scholarships


    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is known for its commitment to education, and this year is no different.

    The HLSR has awarded several Houston-area community colleges and technical institutions with $300,000 in vocational scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Related: Rodeo Houston doles out $1.2M in scholarships

    Since the

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