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Driver-friendly app keeps on trucking, all the Thruway

By GREGORY ZELLER // When you hit the road on Thanksgiving – and according to AAA, 51 million of you Innovate LI readers/U.S. residents will do that – your trip through New York State can be virtually enhanced. The New York State Thruway mobile app, now available for free download on Android and iPhone devices, provides motorists with real-time traffic and navigation assistance along 570 miles of the state’s very own superhighway – which is…

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Northrop Grumman-made robot used in Dallas

The robotic device used to take out the gunman in last week’s shooting rampage in Dallas is a Remotec Andros Mark V-A1. The device, normally used to diffuse bombs, delivered a one-pound payload of C-4 explosives and detonation cord, police said. The machine is manufactured by Northrop Grumman and cost the department about $150,000 in 2008. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the plan to deliver the explosives came together in about 15 minutes. The Mark…