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Justin Patton, director of the Auburn University RFID Lab, comments on the potential impact of a Google spinoff’s drone delivery system which is being tested in rural Virginia. The subsidiary, Wing Aviation, is the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, allowing it to drop products to customers.


Xaq Frohlich, assistant professor of history of technology in Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts, is writing a book about the history of the FDA, “From Label to Table: Regulating Food in the Information Age.” He recently penned a piece for The Washington Post about FDA regulations. Read his piece called "America’s cherry pies may soon feature fewer cherries. Here’s why." online.


Professor Ken Macklin of Auburn University’s College of Agriculture offers comments on the E. coli outbreak affecting 10 states. The CDC reports 177 cases: Kentucky (65 patients), Tennessee (52), Georgia (41), Ohio (10), Florida (3), Virginia (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Minnesota (1) and Mississippi (1). No deaths have been reported. The CDC indicates ground beef is the source of this outbreak and that recalls have been issued.


Dr. Rafay Ishfaq, Auburn University’s Allen Reed Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, comments on the trend of brick-and-mortar store closings and on the outlook for retail and online stores.


Investigations are being conducted into the fire that ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France earlier this week. While the fate of its contents are uncertain, there is hope that many of the significant artifacts are unharmed and that the spire will be rebuilt. 


Dr. Sara-Louise Newcomer of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine comments on the trend for pet owners to feed their pets with fresh food versus standard pet food.


Melissa Halford, a lecturer in the Department of Physics in Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics who studies clusters of stars and star formations, was eager to see the first-ever photo of a black hole because of the information astronomers can gain about the universe from the image.


On Saturday, April 6, all Global Positioning Systems will reset to zero. The GPS rollover is perhaps the most important event you've never heard of, or at least Frank Cilluffo thinks so.