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The Top 200 Airports on Twitter

Airports are much more than just departure and return points for business trips. They are where we welcome home our sports teams after a championship win. They're where we meet and greet friends and family members we haven't seen in weeks—or months, or even years—when they visit. The inside of an airport often creates our first impression of a city or country we've never been to before. Tragically, though, they also have been targeted by terrorists seeking to cause disruption and destruction. We’re hear...

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Will Today’s Tests Improve Airport Security?

In anticipation of ever-evolving threats to airport security, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continue to explore and test new ways to enhance airport security and protect the traveling public. Unfortunately, as this article was being created, a terrorist bombing on a train in London was a sobering call for hyper-vigilance and ways to safeguard passengers in all forms of mass transportation as well as people gathered in public places (on the street as well as inside large venues) as we’ve seen in Paris and Las Vegas.

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These are the Best Airports in the World

Since flyers around the globe can choose where they depart from and arrive at, airports are competing for market share. That’s why the World Airport Awards, the most prestigious annual ranking of the world's best airports, is a very big deal. While our scanners focus on balancing two of the key performance parameters addressed by the Skytrax survey—passenger safety and convenience—our airport operations friends have many more to manage, including facility comfort, location of bathrooms, and the language skills of their staff. Ranking results are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries ...

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Super Bowl LII Security: Eyes Everywhere and on the Budget

The NFL’s 2017-18 season kicked off last week, and fans are excited about their favorite team’s chances to play in the Super Bowl—one of the most super-hyped happenings in the U.S. that draws world attention and attendance. Whether you view it as THE football event of the year or just another excuse for a party, the big game has to be one of THE biggest security challenges for any host city. And a costly one to boot. Beyond jaw-dropping, security costs for the last several Super Bowls continue t...

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Is Bolivia The Next Major Lithium Producer?

You have lithium all around you. It’s in your cell phone, your tablet, your computer, and possibly even in your car if you own a hybrid or electric vehicle. Where does all this lithium come from? The majority of lithium is extracted from brine and comes from South America. Currently, Chile and Argentina are the leading producers of lithium from brine. As the global need for lithium continues to sky rocket (we love our electronics), all eyes are on the South American country of Bolivia which sits on half the known lithium reserves.   Bolivia is now working to begin extracting its stores of lithium with the intention of becoming a global lithium producer. ORS executives recently had the opportunity to visit Bolivia to demonstrate the

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