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Internet of Things: AAR's Railinc crunches Big Data to help railroads stay on top of equipment repairs

By Daniel Niepow, Associate Editor

In January 2012, Railinc Corp. rolled out a tracking program to collect data about rail-car components. The program provides railroads, car owners and repair shops with a more comprehensive view of their components’ performance so they can tackle safety issues before they arise, says Jerry Vaughn, director of asset services for Railinc, a wholly owned subsidiary of the… 400 more words

Supply Chain

Friday Break: A Sud-Z-Buddy Surprise

A few days ago, I wrote about some really awesome bath accessories that bring science to life within the comfort of the bath time. Well, the kind folk from… 175 more words

Awesomeness

Woah, I Went To Yallwest!

If you could gather an abundance of young adult readers, bloggers, vloggers and writers, throw in a confetti of literary booths, from publishers to a monthly book subscription box business, to literary apparel, you would find yourself at the second annual young adult book festival, Yallwest, at Santa Monica High School. 1,094 more words

YoungAdult

Remembering Nancy Reagan

Working where I do, I found out early on the importance of the General Electric Company in the life of my manager.

Last fall, the National Geographic Channel launched a new television series called “ 467 more words

Awesomeness

Random Snapshots

Hello there! Welcome/welcome back to my blog :D If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that I haven’t been publishing regularly on WordPress. 166 more words

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Surge in Ridership Pushes New York Subway

Riders waiting for the L train on a packed subway platform at Union Square in Manhattan last month. Subway use, now at nearly 1.8 billion rides a year, has not been this high in New York City since 1948. 686 more words

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