New Concrete Tech Stores Renewable Energy

In the labs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a team led by Dr. Damian Stefaniuk, has unveiled a groundbreaking innovation that could potentially redefine the worldwide approach to energy storage. In short, what was once perceived as a passive construction material is now on the brink of becoming an integral component in powering homes and infrastructure.

By combining cement with conductive carbon black, the MID researchers created a material riddled with microscopic pathways for electricity. Reported by Sujita Sinha for Interesting Engineering here, scientists of MIT and Harvard, this innovation involves three readily available ingredients – cement, water, and a soot-like substance called carbon black – and transforms them into energy storage devices. 

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Phonics Push Quiet Win of Session

For years, teachers’ unions and even officials at state colleges of education have resisted efforts to improve reading instruction in Oklahoma public schools. That’s why this year’s passage of legislation focused on reading instruction is such a significant victory.

Senate Bill 362, the Strong Readers Act, requires that Oklahoma teachers be trained in “the science of reading to provide explicit and systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, encoding, writing, and comprehension and implement reading strategies that research has shown to be successful in improving reading among students with reading difficulties.”

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US Senate Grows Courage

Senate Republicans on Thursday announced a hold policy on numerous President Joe Biden nominees in response to the 46th president’s “radical lawfare” against former President Donald Trump and other political opponents. Punchbowl News reports, “This represents a significant expansion of an existing pledge by Trump allies to stall Democratic-led initiatives — both legislation and nominations — on the Senate floor.”

Sen. J.D. Vance with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), and Eric Schmitt (R-MO) will block swift confirmation of roughly four dozen of Biden’s nominees throughout various positions of the government.

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Early Voting Begins!

Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, begins today for voters across the state! Early voting locations will be open Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will also be available Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No excuse is needed to vote early, but you must vote at an early voting location in the county where you are registered to vote. A list of early voting locations is available on the State Election Board website.

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Tucker Carlson Brings Tour to BOK

Tucker Carlson announced today his first-ever national arena tour, TUCKER CARLSON LIVE 2024, a Tucker Carlson Network (TCN) Production. Carlson’s event is set for the BOK Center in Tulsa, Wednesday, September 11, with special guest Dan Bongino.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10AM and will be available online at www.bokcenter.com

As the presidential election unfolds this fall, Tucker will be reacting live to the latest developments and joined on stage by some of the smartest, most interesting people in America.

“I can’t wait to take our show on the road in cities across America. We’re going to be talking about real issues with real people. You’d better believe the Establishment will be losing their minds,” said Tucker Carlson.

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