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7/19/2018

Two high-school students created the nonprofit ProjectileX as part of an effort to empower youth entrepreneurs. The nonprofit has reached more than 120,000 students since 2016.

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7/19/2018

Shelton State Community College in Alabama plans to expand its dual-enrollment program for area high-schoolers. Kelly Norstrom, director of college and career readiness for Tuscaloosa City Schools, says the district has agreements with several area colleges and some tuition support is available.

7/19/2018

Twenty-four students are expected to enroll in a pilot nursing program being offered at a Chicago college. The program, supported through the nonprofit Instituto del Progreso Latino, is aimed at helping Latino students with limited English proficiency train for middle-income careers.

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7/19/2018

Industry 4.0 technologies offer a future where manufacturing floors operate without errors or equipment failures, Oden Technologies CEO and co-founder Willem Sundblad writes. "To maximize the many opportunities of Industry 4.0, manufacturers need to build a system with the entire evolutionary journey in mind because perfect production requires collaboration across the entire supply chain," he explains.

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Forbes
7/19/2018

Delta Air Lines has announced plans to hire about 8,000 new pilots over the next decade. The airline expects its current workforce to decline because of a federal mandate that pilots retire at age 65.

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7/19/2018

The VR Fall Protection Experience app released by the American Society of Safety Professionals simulates, via virtual reality, high-risk construction sites in an attempt to decrease falls. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that 42% of construction worker deaths came from falls over a 33-year period.

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Construction Dive
7/19/2018

Sea-level rise and its effect on future flooding have members of coastal communities considering ways to address the issue, including the possibility of relocation. Meanwhile, one recent study says sea-level rise will be a threat to underground fiber-optic cables in cities such as New York, Miami and Seattle within the next 15 years.

7/18/2018

A Washington state school district is working to create an aviation-based science, technology, engineering and math high-school program using drones. With a target date of spring 2019, the program could use a high-school aviation curriculum under development by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, with students having the potential to earn a pilot's license for the unmanned craft and seek job opportunities.

7/18/2018

Several species of shark may become more common in waters around the UK as the temperature rises due to climate change, University of Southampton researchers say. Great hammerheads, sand tigers, blacktips, bronze whalers and oceanic whitetips are among the species that could be seen by 2050.

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7/18/2018

High-school and college students in a Louisiana parish are working part time this summer to repair and update about 20,000 computers to be used when the school year begins. Jake Ragusa, the school system's director of technology, said the district was able to recruit 68 students for the summer work program -- up from 35 -- in part by actively recruiting and raising the pay to $10 an hour.