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Who drinks the most in the world?
But when it comes to alcoholic beverages, who really drinks the most?
NYC's 290 mph supercar to be revealed at New York International Auto Show
A million-dollar machine?
Opening a Subway is surprisingly inexpensive
Want to open a fast-food restaurant of your own?
Whisky from Taiwan named best in the world
More over, Scotland—again.
DeltaWing says its road car can achieve 74 MPG highway without electrification
Light weight and slick aerodynamics are the keys.
Steve McQueen's 1915 Cyclone motorcycle sells for $775,000
Cool price paid for cool bike.
New Ford Ranger pickup revealed
Ford has a new pickup, and it’s not the F-150.
Restaurant sign with well-endowed bull offends locals
Barista’s restaurant in Hurricane, Utah is cooking some controversy over a new sign local residents have deemed “offensive.”
Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups
In a marketing fiasco that could rank right up there with “New Coke,” Starbucks has ditched its plan to have baristas ignite a national discussion on race after critics advised the chain its view of black and white should revolve around coffee and milk.
GM's small block V8 celebrates 60th anniversary
It's an engine that has touched so many lives.
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You can now get your order in for Aerion’s $120 million supersonic business jet
Aerion Corp. has opened up its order book and launched sales of its coming AS2 supersonic business jet. And it has set the asking price for the next-generation jet at $120 million. The company said in a press release (PDF download) that the first 50 customers will, however, receive preferential pricing and other benefits. The AS2 will have a maximum speed of Mach 1.5 and a long-range cruising speed of Mach 1.4. It will also have a range of 4,750 nautical miles and cabin designs that can seat up…
Koch’s Molex buys medical device manufacturer
Molex Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc., on Tuesday announced it has bought medical-device manufacturer ProTek Medical Ltd. The company said in a press release that the buy will expand Molex’s footprint to Ireland, where ProTek is headquartered. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Koch acquired Illinois-based Molex in 2013 as part of a $7.2 billion deal.
Wichita developers to ‘hack’ city data for civic good
“Hacking” doesn’t always refer to an illegal or sinister activity. Seth Etter, a founder of the Wichita developer group DevICT, wants to hack for the good of the city. With support from the city of Wichita, Etter has created Open Wichita, a group for what he calls “civic hacking.” He hopes developers, government leaders, businesspeople, journalists and interested citizens will get involved. The idea is for government entities to make a variety of data sets open and easily accessible.…
TechFlash events May 19 to June 2: What’s happening in Wichita in technology and entrepreneurship
Here’s a roundup of technology and entrepreneurship events coming up in Wichita in the next two weeks. Some events may require purchasing tickets or registering in advance, so be sure to visit the “Details” link for any you want to attend. Know of an event that should be included? Email the details to May 19 - Quick Start Business Planning workshop Participants will learn how to develop the key elements of a business plan at this workshop sponsored by the Kansas…
Lawmakers find compromise that could bring Uber back
The Kansas Legislature and ride-sharing company Uber say they have reached a compromise that, if the bill passes, would bring Uber back to the state. The company pulled out of Kansas after the Legislature overrode Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that sets up various regulations for ride-sharing companies. Uber allows people to use its app to arrange rides with drivers, who operate as independent contractors in their personal vehicles. According to the Associated Press, the compromise bill…
Coalition including Wichita State, Textron Aviation to promote STEM training
A coalition that includes Wichita State University and Textron Aviation is coming together to drive the local conversation about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) training to the future and the Air Capital. Educators and professionals in those fields are being invited to attend a two-day Kansas STEM Call-to-Action Forum, June 2-3, at the National Center for Aviation Training on North Webb Road. John Tomblin, vice president of research and technology transfer…
Lattner Family Foundation gift to benefit Butler Community College’s IT academy
Butler Community College is creating an endowed chair position with the help of a $25,000 gift from the Lattner Family Foundation. The gift also qualifies for a faculty of distinction matching program through the Kansas Board of Regents. The program matches earnings on endowed funds of at least $50,000. With the funding, Butler will endow the director’s position at its Early College Information Technology Academy in Andover. The gift also goes toward Butler’s $10 million campaign to raise…
Wichita State president hints at future innovation campus tenants
The plan to create an innovation campus at Wichita State University is building momentum. And interest from private companies wanting to partner with the university is increasing. WSU President John Bardo hinted at multiple additions the university’s innovation campus Tuesday morning during a Wichita Business Journal panel discussion at the Kansas Leadership Center. Bardo, one of four panelists for Tuesday’s discussion on the business climate in Wichita, says Wichita State is negotiating with…
TechFlash events May 12-26: What’s happening in Wichita in technology, entrepreneurship
Here’s a roundup of technology and entrepreneurship events coming up in Wichita in the next two weeks. Some events may require purchasing tickets or registering in advance, so be sure to visit the “Details” link for any you want to attend. Know of an event that should be included? Email the details to May 12 - DevICT monthly hangout An informal gathering for Wichita-area developers. At 6 p.m. at the Labor Party, 216 N. Mosley. View details. May 13 - Wichita Metro…
Newton entrepreneur opens space for startups to launch
What was an empty space in downtown Newton is now a place for creative professionals and startups to work. The Newton Kansan reports Kevin Geraci, chief strategy officer for Visivo Marketing Agency, opened The Hub on the second floor of 601 N. Main, above Prairie Harvest. Similar to co-working spaces in other communities, individuals and groups can pay a membership fee to access desks, computers, Internet connections and conference rooms. The area will also allow for collaboration between individuals…

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