8 Industry Updates You Need to Know This Week [60-second Read]

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“It’s exposing thousands of students to manufacturing jobs that our economy created,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said. “They’ll learn that this is exciting technology and a wonderful source of jobs in the future.”

While the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) notes that nuclear power plants are among the safest facilities in the world, the ability to control nuclear energy is crucial.

GM’s 2025 renewable energy goal applies to its US facilities — there are 118 of them — and the automaker claims that moving the target up another five years will “help erase an estimated 1 million metric tons of carbon emissions, equal to the emissions produced by burning 1 billion pounds of coal.”

In recent years, however, Thanksgiving dinners across the nation have faced various disruptions. In 2020, for example, COVID-19 restrictions meant that as many as 70% of Americans downsized their gatherings and resulted in retailers struggling to shift their largest turkeys. Last year, ongoing supply chain disruptions impacted the supplies of everything from cranberry sauce and stuffing to potatoes and pumpkin pie.

The hub would be part of ECSU’s science and aviation school and led by its dean, Kuldeep S. Rawat. ECSU offers the state’s only four-year degree in aviation science and unmanned aircraft systems, officials noted. Rawat said the NASA grant will expand the ECSU’s Aviation and Technology Program and in turn reach more students that may enter the “specialized, high-demand field.”

Ranging from seawater batteries to those made from a nanomaterial that’s 100 times stronger than steel, here are seven exciting innovations in battery technology.

Meet the first two-story, 3D-printed concrete house in Houston, Texas. The project, led by HANNAH, PERI 3D Construction, and CIVE, began construction in September. While 3D printing is making waves in a variety of industries, this accomplishment is the first of its kind.

A manufacturer of water heaters and HVAC products plans to invest more than $20 million in its air conditioning headquarters in Northwest Arkansas, state and company officials announced.

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