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Airbus removes litium-ion batteries from it's aircraft
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Are Lithium-Ion Batteries Safe? Boeing 787 Uses Same Technology as Hybrid Chevy Volt and Others

Friday, Airbus announced they were dropping use of new lithium-ion batteries for its A350 airliner following battery issues in Boeing 787 Dreamliners. 

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Richland Plans for Kadlec Growth – Hospital Is City’s Largest Employer + No. 4 in Tri-Cities

$140 million went from Kadlec Health Systems to Tri-Cities families last year.

That's up from Kadlec's $30 million payroll just 11 years ago when it employed 740 people. Today it employs about 2,200 people -- the most in Richland's "business district" and the No. 4 largest private employer in the Tri-Cities. That's according to the City of Richland, which is doing everything it can to help Kadlec continue to grow.

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Headquarters of failed green energy firm Solyndra
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Inslee Wants to Promote Green Energy – Here’s How It Might Succeed

One of Gov. Inslee's big goals announced in his inaugural address was to champion a green economy.

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RFID chip that can be imbedded in virtually any object
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Texas HS Student Kicked Out for Refusing to Wear Tracking ID Badge!

It's already in your drivers license.

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Verizon Employee Outsources Work So He Can Surf the Internet All Day
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Developer Outsourced Work to China So He Could Surf the Web All Day

When it comes to dodging work, we tip our hats to an unidentified developer who outsourced his programming duties to a Chinese company while he surfed the internet all day. Brilliant! But imagine if he devoted as much energy to his actual job. Someday, he might've gone somewhere.

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M-16 themed DeWalt Nail Gun
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M-16 ‘Themed’ DeWalt Nail Gun Is NOT REAL – It Was Created by Tool Innovator

No, it is NOT commercially available, and is NOT officially sanctioned by DeWalt Tools. 

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Facebook message Mark Zuckerberg for $100
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Facebook Message CEO Mark Zuckerberg for Just $100

Time and time again the rumors about Facebook charging its users for service come up on my news feed. These have been outed as false each time, but that doesn't mean Facebook isn't looking at other revenue streams to cash in on it' social media platform.

Last year, Facebook began 'Facebook Gifts' where you can buy real world gifts for your online friends and also began allowing businesses and users to pay to promote a post for it to be more visibile to others. Now, they are testing out a new pay to message feature. The first test subjects are the Corporate Facebook team, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Google street view car records Hurricane Sandy damage
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Google Under Fire for Recording Street Views After Hurricane Sandy Devastation

Visually documenting Hurricane Sandy devastation is is good for society, Google Maps says.

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In five years, feeling actual touch through your cellphone?
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A Computer That Can Smell? Feel Touch Through Your Phone? A Reality in Five Years, Say Experts

Pretty soon, there won't be any need for sci-fi movies!  We'll already have the technology in use.

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Playstation -2- to be discontinued
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Game Over for Playstation 2 – Sony to Discontinue the System

It was one of the most popular gaming systems of it's day, but soon it will be gone.

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