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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Top 10 stories of the week; Applied Blockchain launches crypto hosting biz; firefighter air system mandate; Snapple and ASAP Ferg help corner stores hurt by COVID; Buff City Soap gets new CEO; and more news from North Texas.

Plus, you’ll find our top 10 most popular stories.
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These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

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Friday, July 30 “We’ve been looking forward to putting these vehicles up against the Dallas and Fort Worth summer heat.”...
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Jacobs Named Program Partner for $3.47B DISD 2020 Bond Program
by | Jul 20, 2021

Dallas-based engineering giant Jacobs has been selected as one of the program management firms for the $3.47 billion Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 2020 Bond Program....

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From a COVID Breathalyzer Test to Chemical Weapons Detection, UNT Professor Develops Sensors that Sniff Out Diseases and Dangerous Substances
by | Jul 19, 2021
Verbeck and his team at UNT have developed sensors that detect chemical weapons, COVID on people's breath, and chemicals in smoke that help firefighters know how to respond. The chemical sensors he creates could prove to be game changers in diagnosing diseases.
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Things to Do for innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Innovates Weekly Calendar

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

There are plenty of things to do with your physically distanced time. Here are a few from our curated selection.
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Urban Air Adventure Park Forms Unleashed Brands, Acquires Snapology, a Creative Play Company
by | Jul 14, 2021
With more than 165 locations in the U.S. and international franchises, Snapology expands Urban Air's offerings to include play-based STEM and STEAM learning. That should add even more momentum to Urban Air, ranked the #2 "Smartest-Growing Brand" in America by the Franchise Times.
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Is Your Pet Family? SMU Sociologist Says “Multispecies Families” Impact Birth Rates, Job Location, Disasters, and More
by | Jul 13, 2021
SMU sociologist Andrea Laurent-Simpson says treating pets like family has changed our laws, the number of children we have, and even where we choose to work. Her new book could make the fur fly for pet lovers and detractors alike.
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AllianceTexas’ Mobility Innovation Zone Partners With Texas A&M Transportation Institute
by | Jul 8, 2021
The transportation institute will serve as a think tank for surface and air mobility technologies at AllianceTexas—conducting research, managing strategic initiatives, and helping to shape innovations that will change the way we live.
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