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OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved a proposal from Ohio State University to build a combined heat and power plant on its main campus. The natural gas-powered facility, which was opposed by the Sierra Club and several other environmental organizations, will be located on about one acre of OSU-owned land at the northeast corner […]

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Battelle Biosecurity Expert to Discuss Pandemics at Columbus Science Pub

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Battelle Biosecurity Expert to Discuss Pandemics at Columbus Science Pub

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with most events and large gatherings cancelled, Columbus Science Pub has soldiered on with an all-virtual format. Instead of going to a bar on a Thursday night, says Rob Evans, now it’s about, “sitting at your computer with your beverage of choice tuning in to a science webinar.” […]

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Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Sept. 1, 16,926 cases and 452 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 23,144 cases and 611 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 124,610 cases and 4,165 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

For a technology that is still under development and has not been proven to work in anything close to a full-scale setting, the Hyperloop continues to get a lot of attention, particularly in Columbus. There has been a steady stream of news and announcements about the idea since early 2017, when a route including Chicago, […]

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NEXT: Seeing the Unforeseen Effects of Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Seeing the Unforeseen Effects of Technology

Why are some future effects of technology “unforeseen,” and is there anything that can be done to prevent this?  A recent white paper from the consulting firm McKinsey explored the future of the “Bio Revolution.” Their analysis anticipated that the leading sectors in biotech over the next decade would include biomolecules, meaning the engineering of […]

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Dublin-Based Roto Behind Key COSI and Columbus Zoo Attractions

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin-Based Roto Behind Key COSI and Columbus Zoo Attractions

The creative consultant and design firm responsible for exhibits at museums, science centers, aquariums and zoos around the country, including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, once again has an attraction Columbus residents can experience right here at home. Founded in 2004, Dublin-based Roto came out of the exhibit department at the Center of Science and […]

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Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Between more time spent at home and school, and work and methods of entertainment increasingly taking place online, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a renewed interest in the state of internet access in both urban and rural communities. With several Central Ohio school districts unveiling plans for fully remote or hybrid education models in the fall, […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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