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UA Conference Will Inspire Startup Businesses

Via tucsonlocalmedia.com Jen and Eli Crane are the founders of Bottle Breacher, selling American-made bottle openers fashioned from .50 caliber bullets. They’ll be conversing with conference goers at Ideas to Doors on Sept. 15 at Tucson’s Fox Theatre. Scott Hessell Jen and Eli Crane are the founders of Bottle Breacher, selling American-made bottle openers fashioned from .50 caliber bullets. They’ll be conversing with conference goers at Ideas to Doors on

'Sustainable Tucson' Is A Long Way Off

Via tucson.com The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranked Tucson particularly low — 94th out of 100 of the most populous metro areas — when it came to poverty. In 2014, nearly 21 percent of area residents lived in poverty. Tucson also fared poorly in education. In 2014, Tucson ranked 13th worst for its dropout rate and in the bottom half for people attaining college degrees. When it came

UA Wins $4.8 Million Grant To Work On Valley Fever Vaccine For Dogs

Via tucson.com The University of Arizona has secured $4.8 million in federal money to fund a canine vaccine against valley fever. The live vaccine was invented by UA fungal geneticist Marc Orbach, is called delta-CPS1. It is a mutant sport that has already protected mice from valley fever. The grant from the National Institutes of Health is for four years and could bring the vaccine to market for dogs in

Downtown Tucson's Former Hotel Arizona Could Reopen By 2019

Via tucson.com The former Hotel Arizona, right, could be reopened under one of Hilton’s full-service brands. An artist’s rendering of the hotel’s entrance after the proposed renovation of the former Hotel Arizona downtown. The former Hotel Arizona, right, could be reopened under one of Hilton’s full-service brands. The long-vacant Hotel Arizona in downtown Tucson may reopen under a $20 million plan approved by the Rio Nuevo District board Tuesday. After

Chinese Company Develops Autonomous Truck Technology In Tucson

Via azbigmedia.com “TuSimple’s new office in Tucson has two missions: to develop the world’s first autonomous truck fleet in Tucson, and to accelerate local economic growth with the adaptation of autonomous driving,” stated Xiaodi Hou, chief technology officer and co-founder of TuSimple. “These ambitious missions would not be possible without the kind support from the State of Arizona, Pima County and City of Tucson, as well as local companies such as Sun

Hobby Lobby Opening Two Tucson stores And A Third In Nogales

Via tucson.com Hobby Lobby has one location in Tucson now, on the northeast corner of East Broadway and North Craycroft Road. Construction continues at West Irvington Road and Interstate 19. Announced last year by developer Bourn Cos., The Landing has attracted several tenants including Hobby Lobby, T-Mobile, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Southern Arizona Urgent Care, Chipotle, and Oregano’s. Hobby Lobby has one location in Tucson now, on the northeast corner of

Via markets.businessinsider.com TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RightSure Insurance Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tucson-based Arizona Economy Insurance effective August 3, 2017. As an independent agency, Arizona Economy Insurance is known for providing unbiased advice, broad market access and premier customer service. As part of RightSure, customers will experience even more of these great attributes. RightSure agents help customers bypass the hassle of comparison shopping

Tucson Electric Seeks Small Increase In Renewable-energy Program

Via tucson.com The Valencia Solar project, built in 2013, spreads across the desert near East Valencia and South Craycroft roads, with Tucson Electric Power Co.’s H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station in the background. TEP has ended coal use at the Sundt plant and has ramped up utility-scale solar farms in recent years. The Valencia Solar project, built in 2013, spreads across the desert near East Valencia and South Craycroft roads,

UA Selected For High-impact, Industrial Demonstration Of New Integrated Photonic Cryogenic Datalink For Focal Plane Arrays

Via nanotech-now.com The $1,200,000 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) project, along with an additional $400,000 in matching funds from a team led by the University of Arizona (UA), will support a consortium that includes Sandia National Labs, Raytheon (RTN) and other aerospace firms engaged in FPA technology. The project will encompass the design, fabrication and test of cryogenic PIC-based datalinks for FPA readout and has the potential to strongly advance

UA Selected For Defense Department Photonics Project

azbigmedia.com The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, has announced the University of Arizona as the winner of a proposal call for a new Defense Department Government Directed Project for photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, data links for cryogenic focal plane arrays, or FPAs. The $1.2 million Department of Defense project, along with an additional $400,000 in matching funds from