Monthly Archives: January 2018


After trial in Tampa, Walmart begins nationwide grocery delivery

TAMPA — After using Tampa Bay as one of its test areas for delivery, Walmart has begun offering grocery drop-offs to homes and businesses across the country. The super chain said it plans for its delivery platform to reach more than 100 metro areas — 40 percent of the country — by the end of the year. Stores that already offer grocery pick-up will be the first to unroll delivery…. Read Article →


Victoria to spend $240 million on land for new schools in growth corridors

The Victorian Government will spend nearly $240 million buying land for 14 new schools in Melbourne’s growth areas. The money will go towards purchasing primary and secondary school sites in booming corridors of the north, west and south-east. The ABC’s Four Corners has reported Victoria will need an extra 220 schools by 2026. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the $236.8 million commitment at John Henry Primary School in Pakenham, which opened last… Read Article →


MollerTech opens $46.3 million plant in Bibb County

German auto supplier MöllerTech cut the ribbon today on its $46.3 million plant in Woodstock, with a promise of eventually hiring 222 employees. The opening came about almost 16 months after the company announced it would build in Bibb County. Since then, Mercedes-Benz began its own projects next door at the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park. The auto maker is building a new Global Logistics Center and an after-sales North American hub in… Read Article →

materials science

Simulate today, innovate tomorrow: the future of materials science

If that title conjures images of labs crammed full of impressive arrays of stainless steel—ovens, burners, vacuum chambers, and pipes—you might reconsider. “We don’t even have a lab,” Reed says from his Stanford office. “We’re a purely theoretical modeling group.” As such, Reed is part of a new subsection of an age-old field that dates to when humans first melted and married metals to make new and better materials. Unlike… Read Article →

self-driving vehicle

Why the liquor industry wants to get self-driving cars on the road

Automakers and tech firms have long been the ones hustling to get self-driving cars on the street. But they’ve lately been joined by a surprise ally: America’s alcohol industry. In recent weeks, two industry groups — one representing wine and liquor wholesalers, and another representing large producers — have thrown their weight behind coalitions lobbying to get autonomous vehicles on the road faster. Inherent in their support, analysts say, is… Read Article →