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Lockheed Martin Working on Space Elevator Technology

September 17, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Scientists have been trying for years to develop the technology required to build an elevator to space. They would like to build a tower that is anchored to the Earth and stretches beyond geosynchronous orbit. The tower would be held under tension by n …

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Japanese Campaign Tries to Change Escalator Etiquette

September 1, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

Many people are unsure about escalator etiquette. Some think people should stand on one side so that others can walk past, while others think no one should ever walk up an escalator. People who believe riders should stand on one side disagree on which …

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Venture Capital Firm Creates Elevator Pitch Room

August 27, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

An elevator pitch is a short description of a company’s products, goals, and mission that can be delivered to someone during a brief elevator ride. Venture capital firm General Catalyst took the idea literally and decided to create a room specifically …

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Germans Fight to Keep Paternoster Elevators

August 18, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Legislation in Germany that would have banned the use of traditional paternoster elevators was defeated after a public outcry. The new workplace safety regulations said that paternosters could only be used by employees who had received training in how …

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Company Gets Patent for Space Elevator

August 11, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

The idea of creating an elevator to transport people and vehicles to space was proposed by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895. Rockets are difficult to launch off the surface of the Earth due to gravity and air resistance. The space elevator idea would att …

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Has Improved Accessibility for All

July 28, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The law prohibited discrimination in employment based on disability and mandated access to government services and public accommodations for people …

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