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6515 Chestwick Lane, Hudson, Ohio 44236

6515 Chestwick Lane, Hudson, Ohio 44236

Fabulous upscale full stone architectural gem on cul-de-sac located in The Estates at Canterbury on the Lakes. Outstanding design with attention to detail throughout showcasing a stunning two story foyer, gorgeous curved staircase opening into and overlooking the well appointed two story great room. Just beautiful with old world charm and timeless elegance! Luxurious first floor owner's suite with patio access, a sitting area, double closets and sumptuous master bath w/oversized shower, double sinks and relaxing spa tub. Majestic mahogany paneled library with fireplace/marble surround and unique lighted trayed ceiling. Viking appliances and center island breakfast bar in chef's kitchen opens into spacious casual dining area with access to tiered 2 story covered porch with firepit, hot tub, grill station and breathtaking view of pond with fountain and woods. Charming hearth room with fireplace flooded with natural light. 4 spacious bedrooms on 2nd floor all with walk in closets and private baths, granite countertops and ceramic floors - all white woodwork & 9 ft. ceilings plus lg. loft area. Don't miss the lower level featuring media room, kitchenette, rec room with woodburning fireplace, full bath and additional bonus rm. Outstanding 1st floor laundry rm, back hall with lockers, guest lavatory, two staircases to upper level, 4 fireplaces, 6 full and 1 half baths, 4 car garage, central vac, zoned HVAC system and so much more. Move in and enjoy! 

Randall Park Mall demolition aerial photos

Randall Park Mall demolition aerial photos

At the time of its opening in 1976, Randall Park Mall was the “world’s largest shopping center” boasting 2 million square feet of retail space. Developer Edward De Bartolo built the mall on the site of the Randall Race Track in the village of North Randall, Ohio. At the time of its opening, North Randall’s population was 1,500 and the mall’s employee population was 5,000. After decades of decline the mall was officially closed in March 2009. Today it stands abandoned, a relic of the past.

OSU partners with college on drone technology

(Courtesy: CNNMoney)

DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio State University is partnering with a southwest Ohio community college to position their students for careers in drone technology.

Officials at Ohio State and Dayton’s Sinclair Community College say the unmanned aerial systems field is expected to be a $90 billion industry by 2025. The technology is expected to create 100,000 new jobs in areas such as precision agriculture, public safety and mapping of pipelines or utility lines.

The Dayton Daily News reports the partnership with Ohio State will give Sinclair students a pathway to a four-year degree in related areas.

Sinclair was the first in the state to offer a program to earn a certificate in unmanned aerial systems. Ohio State students now will have the opportunity to earn the certificate from Sinclair with their degrees.

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NASA wants to send a quadcopter to Saturn’s giant moon Titan

NASA wants to send a quadcopter to Saturn’s giant moon Titan

Matthew Humphries

Jun 18, 2014

Saturn’s largest moon Titan fascinates the scientists at NASA due to its dense atmosphere and the presence of stable bodies of surface liquid alongside ice and rock. The nitrogen rich atmosphere experiences wind and rain, meaning the mix has produced a moon with similar features to Earth’s own surface, complete with rivers, lakes and seas (of liquid methane or ethane), mountains, and dunes.

Such an interesting place deserves to be explored, but visiting Titan for an extended period of time hasn’t been feasible due to a lack of supporting technology. NASA’s ideal vehicle for exploration there would be a helicopter, able to move quickly from place-to-place taking photos and collecting samples. But such a craft would be too expensive to develop and deploy, we haven’t had the tech to make it work autonomously, and even then you wouldn’t be able to support it. Other missions including a balloon, plane, and boat have also been proposed and later shelved.

However, in recent years there have been major advances in autonomous navigation coupled with the miniaturization of technology including sensors and computer systems. What that means is the idea of sending a helicopter to Titan has morphed into sending something that quite a few of us are buying for fun right now: a quadcopter or similar tiny flying drone.

NASA is researching a mission that would see the equivalent of a quadcopter supported by a balloon sent to Titan. The balloon would drop into Titan’s atmosphere without needing to land and would act as a base station. The quadcopter would launch from the balloon to visit locations, take pictures, and collect samples. It would then return to the balloon to recharge its batteries and have the data and samples it has collected analyzed by NASA back on Earth. The length of the mission would only be limited by how long the balloon could keep providing power to the quadcopter.

The combination of a balloon and quadcopter make such a mission feasible for several reasons. The craft and balloon are both lightweight, the autonomous systems used to navigate are becoming mature here on Earth, the quadcopter is quite hard wearing, and the power it requires is minimal.

The potential for discovery and education through a visit to Titan’s surface make such a mission highly desirable and very exciting for everyone involved. For now NASA is just at the planning stage, but if you’ve seen how complex the Curiosity landing was on Mars, this mission by comparison should be a walk in the park if it gets funded.