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Calif. nonprofit board plans residential community for disabled


  • Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Board members of Pleasanton, Calif., nonprofit Sunflower Hill have announced plans to build a residential community for developmentally disabled adults. Board president Susan Houghton says the project… Read More

DOD studies using drones to hunt chemical weapons


  • Defense Systems online

The Pentagon is exploring the use of small and midsized drones to detect chemical and biological weapons, and it is asking researchers and industry for projects that demonstrate those applications. Th… Read More

Md. adds All-Sensory Trail to state park system


  • Baltimore Sun, The

The Maryland state park system has opened an All-Sensory Trail in the Hilton Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, primarily meant for the vision impaired. The one-tenth of a mile long trail, funded by … Read More