August 27, 2014

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| 3/17/2014

› Reactor blowout sidelines Orlando's waste-to-energy hopes
After Orlando invested $8.5 million and years of its workers' labor, an experimental energy reactor at a city sewage treatment plant suffered a massive, violent blowout. The incident, which mangled a steel pressure-relief apparatus and blew the vents out of the city building, has sidelined a plant that had drawn international attention because of its promise to convert sewage sludge into electricity.

› Gainesville tech firm Paracosm collaborated on Google's Project Tango
A budding Gainesville tech company was unveiled recently as one the collaborators working on Google's Project Tango, which seeks to bring 3D mapping capabilities to mobile phones.

› Planner likens economic effect of growth to 'sugar high'
Sarasota County is hooked on the “sugar high,” according to Charles Marohn. That's what the planner, engineer and founder of the Minnesota nonprofit Strong Towns calls the economic boost communities see from new development.

› Column: Flatlining Pinellas badly in need of economic CPR
In the tri-county core of Tampa Bay, the populations of Hillsborough and Pasco are expected to grow steadily for decades to come. But Pinellas County looks destined to flatline.

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