Category: Technology

NEWARK — Delmarva Power today hosted more than 85 Delaware regulators, officials, and energy advocates at the company’s New Technology Symposium, “Energizing Our Future.” The event showcased some of the company’s innovations – from a mobile app that streamlines substation general inspections to the use of drones for reviewing power lines. “Our industry is becoming…

Complex blockchain data storage approved for Delaware

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times American Banker called Delaware Senate Bill 69 “tremendously forward-thinking.” Fortune went for “profound,” the National Law Review “historic.” A key state official said it will “unlock value.” They’re all talking about legislation that became law on Aug. 1, authorizing the use of blockchain, a newfangled, complex, transparent…

DuPont and Regina, a conveyor belt company, are launching Regina E-F.A.S.T. material, the fruit of a four-year-long joint project. E-F.A.S.T stands for ecological, friction-abating sliding thermoplastic. Boosted by a new grade of DuPont Delrin acetal homopolymer, it is an environmentally friendly solution for high-speed filling lines, the companies said in a release. The partnership between…

Immediately after Amazon announced plans yesterday to open a second North American headquarters, emails began flying around Delaware government offices. Delaware officials will announce today that they will join Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities in the competition for Amazon’s $5 billion “HQ2.” “It’s interesting how it works in Delaware. All we all needed to…

With two major announcements in 2017, DuPont pumped new energy into its well-known Wilmington-area landmark — the DuPont Experimental Station, a 55-building campus opened in 1903 on a hillside overlooking the Brandywine Creek. The first announcement was made in January by DuPont CEO Ed Breen: The company will invest $200 million to modernize and upgrade…

The Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware, (STRIDE) a group of former DuPont scientists and others with advanced degrees in biology, engineering and physical science, will open a new laboratory at the Delaware Innovation Space on the grounds of the Experimental Station on Oct. 1. Longwood Foundation provided the startup funds for the new,…

Inside AAA Mid-Atlantic’s headquarters in Wilmington, Gov. John Carney yesterday signed an executive order establishing an advisory council to evaluate the impact of autonomous vehicles on the state. The 19-member council will look at both opportunities and potential obstacles to adapting the technology, including public safety, cybersecurity, and road design. The council will feature city…

BY KEN MAMMARELLA Special to Delaware Business Times Protecting your enterprise from cyber-crimes doesn’t just mean protecting computers on site. It also means considering connections from employees’ homes, vendors and public Wi-Fi. Those were a few tips from a Delaware Decision Makers panel titled “Cyber Security Threats and Solutions,” Aug. 10 at the Clarion Hotel…