On Oct. 7, water filled two buildings at the former Bell Labs site.
Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said that on Oct. 7 a pipe burst at the Alcatel-Lucent property on Crawfords Corner Road and two outer buildings were flooded. Buildings 3 and 4 at the former Bell Labs campus were filled with 32 inches of water which caused some damage to the interior, said the mayor. "It's a mess," Impreveduto said. The mayor said the flood was detected by NJ American Water when water pressure dropped in the area. Impreveduto shared the news when he was asked for an update on the redevelopment of the former Bell Labs facility during the public comment session. Somerset Development recently became the contract buyer of the property, replacing Sterling Oversight. A mixed use development is planned. In a previous statement, the …
Radio Test Engineer Peter Guerlain explains how the Horn Antenna in Holmdel works, and how it was used to confirm the existence of cosmic energy left over from the "Big Bang." On July 10, Steve Wolkovitz captured the rare sight of its movement.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
The first communications between the radio satellite Telstar 1 consisted of a 65-foot dish antenna in Andover, Maine and the historic Horn Antenna on Crawford Hill in Holmdel. Last Thursday, scientists celebrated the 50th anniversary of Telstar next to the Horn Antenna. As is so often the case scientific discoveries often occur "by accident", or, to put it more accurately, as a by-product of an endeavor to do something else. And, as with most any scientific measurement or experiment, once one has set up the equipment, one starts out by checking, or calibrating the equipment to make sure that it is working correctly so that one can rely on the results produced by that equipment. For example, if the equipment is a thermometer, one might …