3 Things We’re Reading: Frisco’s Sci-Tech Discovery Center MakerSpace Opens June 11

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NEW MAKERSPACE COMING TO FRISCO; GOOGLE EXPRESS EXPANDS GROCERY DELIVERY; PARKLAND HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR CREATIVE SOLUTIONS


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Frisco is providing people of all ages a space to turn ideas into a reality. Frisco Enterprise reports the Sci-Tech Discovery Center MakerSpace is set to open June 11 in Frisco, sponsored by a $50,000 donation from Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Trudy Sullivan, vice president of communication and public affairs at Raytheon said this will “take learning from abstract to tangible” for community members. The summer schedule, which can be found here, kicks off with a “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” event.

North Texans can grocery shop from their couch, made possible by Google Express. As of June 1, the delivery service expanded to North Texas doorsteps. If your favorite brands include Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, or Barnes & Noble, you can take advantage of overnight delivery. Two-day delivery is available for brands like Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta, and Ace Hardware. According to the Dallas Business Journal, membership is $95 a year and includes free delivery for orders of at least $15. There is also a pay-as-you-go option for $4.99 per eligible orders. This creates competition for Amazon Prime Now (NASDAQ: AMZN) who offers a similar service and recently teamed up with Sprouts Farmers Market store in Dallas. Google Express service can be accessed here.

Parkland Hospital was recently recognized for its use of technology to find creative solutions in health care. This Health Management and Technology profile spotlights Matthew Kull, senior vice president and Chief Information Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas. In the article, Kull said the new Parkland hospital is “one of the first truly digital hospitals in the United States.” In the summer of 2015, Parkland opened a new 2.5-million-square-foot facility that allowed for technical advancements including hospital-grade Wi-Fi capability.

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