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When you visit a home, what do you notice first? For some it's the decoration or color coordination. For others it's the landscaping. For me it's the defects. My eye is attracted to any and all errors and failures resulting from how the home was built or remodeled. It's almost like a disease for me: Instead of enjoying looking at a home, I feel like I’m inspecting it.

Efforts to combat coronavirus spread have produced a plastics surge. That ramped-up plastic production provides fresh impetus to proposals aimed at curbing how much of that material gets dumped into the environment. Manufacturers have been working overtime to supply disposable personal protective equipment, take-out food containers and packaging required for all those home deliveries. ...

Colleen Creer, a 26-year-old customer service rep from Portland, Oregon, was in a bind at the end of last year. She'd just lost her in-person job with a major retailer due to a COVID-19 closure and wanted to do the same type of work remotely. One problem: Creer, who has lived on the edge of poverty for years, didn't have a computer. Enter Free Geek, a nonprofit in Portland that salvages broken ...

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Tesla has established a template that other new EV startups are following, intensifying the competitive landscape in North America by 2027, with as many as 21 manufacturers producing vehicles here.

Damage Prevention Solutions, LLC has announced it will invest more than $2 million in Bedford County and add up to 45 new jobs over the next five years, according to a news release sent by the Bedford County Economic Development Authority.

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Government interest in electric vehicles also helped the industry surge this year. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in September that all new cars and trucks sold in the state would be zero-emission by 2035. The British government announced in November that it would ban sales of gas and diesel cars in 2030.

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It’s difficult to teach a machine to react correctly when faced with new or unpredictable situations we frequently encounter while driving. Heaps of engineering effort has gone into cracking this problem. But how do we determine when a vehicle is safe enough?

Historical aficionados will immediately recognize this hoax as a P.T. Barnum classic. The scam arose as a unique solution to address space lim…

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Not only are the Virginia Community Colleges not an expense to the Commonwealth of Virginia, they are a solution to one of our most continuing…

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