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Her-Story: Retha Hill

In case you missed this, Arizona State University’s (ASU) Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication recently won a prestigious innovation award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) for student-designed virtual reality (VR) apps that explore the US-Mexico border. [Ref 1] The Cronkite School’s New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab is the … Continue reading

Before You Raise That Next Bottle of Water, Consider Turning It Upside Down First

The bottled water industry is booming. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) [Ref 1], the U.S. bottled water market reached new heights in 2014 with sales of almost 11 billion gallons. This is the strongest growth that the bottled water industry has seen since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009. The … Continue reading

The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016

News Release: September 11, 2016 Event Contacts: Vivek Gupta, vmgupta@msn.com Ed Perkins, e.perkins@ieee.org. The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016 Attendees Can Save When They Register by September 14, 2016 Phoenix, AZ. The upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference is packed with speakers and events, one of which is the Makers & Sustainability Workshop that will … Continue reading

The Continuing Overheating Problem In Lithium-Ion Batteries

While watching the news earlier today, my ears perked up on a segment about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. Why? Because I’m shopping for a new smart phone and this brand and model made my Top 5 list.  The NBC News reporter informed viewers that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging … Continue reading