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UNH Researchers to Embark on 'Self-Driving Office' Study

The University of New Hampshire will lead a major study of how self-driving cars could help workers be more productive while on the road. Andrew Kun teaches electrical engineering at UNH. "I suspect, not that far into the future, we will have decent automated vehicles that will actually allow us to do non-driving tasks for extended periods of time,” he says.

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The University of New Hampshire will lead a major study of how self-driving cars could help workers be more productive while on the road.

Andrew Kun teaches electrical engineering at UNH.

"I suspect, not that far into the future, we will have decent automated vehicles that will actually allow us to do non-driving tasks for extended periods of time,” he says.

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A fundraising campaign to preserve the Chocorua Lake Basin has raised over $1.85 million.

The Chocorua Lake Conservancy said Friday the funds will "ensure that the Chocorua Lake Basin and an iconic view of Mount Chocorua will continue to be preserved and protected forever."

The funds protect the area from development, employ a stewardship director, and maintain public beaches and conservation land.

Among the donors were over 350 households across 31 states. The conservancy also received grants.

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A 30-person team that honors the service of fallen U.S. Forest Service employees now has two members from New Hampshire.

The USDA Forest Service Honor Guard attends funeral and graveside services for fallen comrades, as well as parades and other events. Diron Thompkins, a law enforcement officer with the White Mountain National Forest Pemigewasset Ranger District has been a member since 2010. Recently, Matthew Yeramian, the district's supervisor for visitor services, was selected to join the group.

At a ceremony in Paris on Sunday to commemorate the end of World War I, world leaders made impassioned pleas for global cooperation, with several making forceful denouncements against rising forces of nationalism.

In a speech at the Arc de Triomphe, French President Emmanuel Macron took aim at the style of nationalism that has been embraced by President Trump, warning a crowd of dignitaries and heads of state about how the splintering of multilateral institutions led to the first World War and now threaten to divide the world once again.

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A judge has ruled that New Hampshire authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of two women can examine recordings made by an Amazon Echo speaker with the Alexa voice assistant.

Timothy Verrill, of Dover, is accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of 48-year-old Christine Sullivan and 32-year-old Jenna Pellegrini at a Farmington home in January 2017.

Verrill pleaded not guilty and faces trial.

Seeing Double

Nov 9, 2018
Jacqui Helbert

Today on Word of Mouth, we're digging in to the fraught relationship between the gear industry and gender with Outside/In. When do women actually need something different and when are companies just looking to make more money by selling women a product that is essentially the same thing... but smaller and pink? And what do you do if the available products - pink or not -  don't fit your body at all?

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A job fair catering to "experienced workers" over the age of 50 brought nearly 700 job seekers to Manchester on Friday.

The fair, organized by the AARP, the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, is the first of its kind to target baby boomers in the state.

This is the fastest growing demographic of potential workers in New Hampshire.

Lonn Sattler, a Navy vet from Barrington, lost his job last year after working for 36 years in veteran benefits.

 

Northern New Hampshire may be seeing several inches of snow as a storm system approaches.

 

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of southern New Hampshire through Saturday night.

  

Forecasters say the snow is expected late Friday through Saturday. Mixed sleet and rain are expected farther south.

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