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If you already get a lot of junk mail, a lot more could be coming your way. The United States Postal Service (USPS)¬†announced on November 15th that they lost over $5 billion last fiscal year, due to the continuing downward trend in first-class mail. To cope, the USPS is trying to increase the volume of […]

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Revitalizing the Gowanus Canal

One of Brooklyn’s major environmental cleanup sites is finally getting some attention. The City of New York’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the midst of rebuilding the Gowanus Canal’s wastewater pumping station at the north end of the waterway. The station pulls fresh water from Buttermilk Channel, near Governor’s Island, into the closed-ended […]

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Remaking the toxic Gowanus Canal

Once a vital transportation channel for Brooklyn’s heavy industries, the toxic Gowanus Canal was named a federal Superfund cleanup site in March 2010. Until now, little work has been done, but in spring 2012, the first remediation project will be completed: the Gowanus Sponge Park, intended to soak up harmful pollution before the toxins can […]

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Last week, the New York Times reported that Narrative Science, a Chicago-based startup, had developed software that would automatically digest sports data and generate a news brief. The software will also create articles out of other material such as a company’s financial reports and housing statistics.¬†Ironically, the software was developed¬†in collaboration with the Medill School […]

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