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Close Drake to save financial, environmental costs

The long-awaited HDR Inc. “Study of Alternatives Related to the Potential Decommissioning of the Martin Drake Power Plant” was released earlier this week. As I ploughed through most of its 160 pages, I felt for our hapless city councilors. They’ll have to read it, understand it, and base important decisions on the report’s content. Actually,… Continue Reading Close Drake to save financial, environmental costs

Imagine a football helmet lined with tiny sensors that measure the impact of a hit and then deploy dime-sized airbags to protect the head. Colorado Springs engineer Troy Fodemski imagined it, and then he designed such a “smart helmet.” Like automobile airbags, the helmet airbags would cushion the head during impact. Fodemski believes the athletic… Continue Reading Springs engineer’s helmet could lessen concussions

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USAFA, CC and UCCS tops in the nation

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Colorado Springs is home to three top colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges rankings. The U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs all made the list of the best in the country. The U.S. Air Force Academy tied the U.S. Naval Academy as… Continue Reading USAFA, CC and UCCS tops in the nation

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UCCS students to design parts for electric cars

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs engineering students will start designing parts for electric cars beginning in the fall of 2012. UCCS and University of Colorado Boulder faculty will join forces to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers. The university faculties won a five-year $954,000 grant… Continue Reading UCCS students to design parts for electric cars

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ITT splits into three companies

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ITT Corporation, which has a division headquartered in the Springs, has re-organized branches of its companies. The company is spinning off its water technology and creating a defense company. ITT’s core business will continue under the ITT Corporation name. It will also retain ITT Mission Systems, the group headquartered in the Springs, which performs satellite… Continue Reading ITT splits into three companies

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Human resource executives recommend that college graduates pursue engineering, health care and computer science degrees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that computer science will be one of the fastest growing occupations during the next 10 years. The health sector is expected to add more jobs than any other industry – three million new salary… Continue Reading Mommas don’t let your babies grow up to be HR executives

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