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    Be Aware of Local Scams!

    It seems scams are on the rise across Colorado. There are phishing scams that imitate bank or financial websites, Amazon email shipping notices for products never ordered, emails indicating you’ve received a rich inheritance, and so on! These scams are trying to obtain your bank account numbers or sending money by clicking on a link. …

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    Should We Eradicate Mosquitoes?

    By Bob Larson The mosquito is the most dangerous predator in the world, carrying diseases that kill over one million people a year. Besides mosquito carrying diseases like malaria, west nile virus, dengue fever and yellow fever, now the Zika virus causes newborn babies with brain defects and short life spans in North and South …

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    Thank You NASA!

    By Bob Larson Lots of new technology is invented by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) in developing efficient methods in resolving problems in space. For more than 50 years, the NASA Technology Transfer Program has connected the private industry with new commercial products. Many NASA spin-off products include memory foam, freeze dried food, …

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    Self-Healing Concrete

    Concrete has been used for several millennium since the Romans built the famous Coliseum. It’s considered the most popular building material in the world. However many of the world’s bridges and highways are literally falling apart. A typical bridge lasts 50 years. Today the average age of U.S. bridges is 42 years. One-quarter of all …

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    How Carbon Impacts Our Environment!

    A recent scientific TV program showed how trees are disappearing across our planet and affecting our environment with increasing carbon rates, aka carbon footprint. Deforestation across the planet has reduced our trees to under three trillion trees worldwide. This is half of our tree population several thousand years ago. The other problem is our population …

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    Ransomware Can Hold You Hostage!

    The recent ransomware virus attack called WannaCry affected thousands of older Windows computer systems in over 150 countries. It targeted businesses on various networks and consumers using the older Vista and XP operating systems. It cost international businesses over $40,000 in three days to get their databases back as the hacking organization charged $300 to …

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    Study Reveals Leaders of Automated Driving Vehicles

    First, it was just a dream. Now self-driving cars are on the edge of transforming transportation where the winners will seize a worldwide market expected to reach $77 billion by 2035. A recent Navigant Research study ranked the top 18 contenders in the autonomous vehicle industry, giving automaker Ford the lead, followed by GM and the Renault-Nissan …

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    The Quest for Planet Nine

    TV’s 60 Minutes program recently reported a new planet in our solar system. It hasn’t been seen yet, but several Caltech researchers in Pasadena, California have found evidence of a giant planet orbiting our solar system. The researchers have nicknamed it Planet Nine, which has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits …

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    Flying Taxis in Dubai

      Driverless taxis have been proposed in several countries including the U.S. by various vendors. Now a driverless air taxi service has been proposed in Dubai with service starting in July. Dubai’s ruler announced last year that 25 percent of all journeys in the city would be conducted by driverless vehicles by 2030. Autonomous flying …

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    CDOT Proposes New Transit System

    Many Northern Coloradans have been frustrated about the traffic congestion along the I-25 corridor between Fort Collins to Denver. Colorado’s population is booming with 50% growth in the last 20 years and another 50 percent growth projected during the next 20 years. In 2015, 546 people died in Colorado traffic-related crashes, and more than 3,000 …

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