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Glowing Example: Pioneer Tower Restoration in Fort Worth Earns Preservation Award

by | Dec 5, 2022
After going dark for decades, Pioneer Tower glowed once again following the 2019 completion of a $4.7 million city of Fort Worth refurbishment project. In a 21st century twist, the tower got programmable LED lighting to mark holidays and special events. Now the restoration has earned Historic Fort Worth’s 2022 Preservation Project Award.
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DI People: Dave & Busters, Fujitsu, Keurig Dr Pepper, Aurora Innovation, DHA, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Apr 8, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Firehouse, Enseo, Cambium Learning, D Magazine, Lear Investment Management, Spacee, Envy Gaming, 5Q, Stream Realty Partners, Nanoscope, Crossplane Capital, Improving, TimelyMD and more.
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From Automated Airport Parking to On-Demand Rides, North Texas Boosts Autonomous Vehicle Capabilities
by | Mar 24, 2022
NCTCOG's Regional Transportation Council believes autonomous vehicles are part of the solution to North Texas' future.

From autonomous parking at DFW airport to self-driving DART shuttles to medication deliveries in McKinney—along with local hubs for Kodiak Robotics, Aurora, and TuSimple—the region could prove to be the "most robust, automated, and connected vehicle ecosystem in the country," says one official.
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Dallas Arts Month: AURORA Will Present ‘Video Art Nights’ Across Five Fridays in April Downtown
by | Mar 24, 2022
AURORA, the Dallas-based public arts organization, is partnering with Downtown Dallas, Inc. on the weekly events, which will be free to the public. Curated video art programs will be projected at parks and outdoor surfaces in West End Square, Pegasus Plaza, and the Dallas Arts District—with live music and an outdoor artisanal market also on tap.
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‘Eyes in the Sky’: Bell Textron Completes Autonomous Flight Test with NASA

by | Feb 14, 2022
NASA is looking to shape the future of flight, and Bell is on board. Its drone was able to successfully detect and avoid other objects in the airspace while integrating with its ground-based radar surveillance system. Bell says the flight test will aid in expanding the industry, as things like drone delivery services and air taxi companies mature.
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Aurora Will Test Its Fleet of Self-Driving, Ride-Hailing Toyota Robotaxis in Dallas
by | Sep 21, 2021
The "S-AM" hybrid electric minivans—short for "Sienna Autonomo-MaaS"—will be tested in a six-month pilot program in Dallas, Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Bay areal, and other locations. Aurora intends to deploy the vehicles on ride-hailing networks in late 2024.
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ThriftBooks warehouse
ThriftBooks’ Dallas Used Book Fulfillment Center to Become Its Largest in the Country
by | Jul 16, 2019
By tripling the facility’s size and adding new automation tech, ThriftBooks says it will be able to process 50 million books a year in Dallas.
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Scenes from Aurora Dallas 2018
by | Nov 5, 2018
Light it up: Aurora illuminated downtown Dallas this weekend with its public exhibitions of light, video, and sound. People were able to view and interact with 17 installations, all exploring what the future of the world might look like.
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Upcoming AURORA Exhibit Seeks Proposals from Dallas-based Artists

by | Jul 13, 2018
AURORA is an extensive public experience that focuses on the art of light, video, and sound. The fifth edition of the exhibit will be debuting at the end of the year with a new theme, “Future Worlds”.
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Amber Venz Box, CEO and Co-founder, rewardStyle
7 Master Innovators and Their Secret Weapons
by | Jan 31, 2018
They are fearless North Texas masterminds with a history of revolutionizing their industries: Joshua King, Amber Venz Box, Lance Crosby, Paul Bettner, Walter Voit, Joshua King, Will Rosellini, and Dave Copps. They share “secret weapons” and lessons learned — as well as the technology to watch.
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The Creatives:
Rise of the Makers
by | Jan 11, 2018
From unprecedented inventions to never-before-considered concepts, our region is fostering the ascension of businesses born by artists, artisans, and creators.
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Editor's Pick
Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Oct. 20-27
by | Oct 20, 2016
From Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017 to Operation Kindness' 40th Anniversary to an Introduction to Atomic Energy, we found plenty of things to keep you busy this week.
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Tim DeLaughter, frontman of Polyphonic Spree, performs while Reel FX captures the concert for a live-action Virtual Reality experience.

Reel FX and Polyphonic Spree Present: A Live-Action Virtual Reality Concert

by | Jan 29, 2016
Reel FX and Polyphonic Spree teamed up to test the company’s abilities to film virtual reality.
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