TechShop Pittsburgh is scheduled to close Sept. 1. The main problem? Not enough funding to meet operating expenses. Staff at the Larimer maker space has kicked it into high gear looking for the money to keep the shop open. But on Tuesday, they told members that the corporate-set deadline of June 30 to save the shop is no more, meaning there's more time as conversations continue. So what's on the line for the local hardware community — and can TechShop be saved?
Makenzie O'Connor, 23, of Shadyside, set a new record for the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge on Saturday. She was the first woman to finish the challenge first, per TribLive. (The 36-mile challenge isn’t a race so there’s no winner. Finishing = winning.) O’Connor did the trail in just under seven hours, finishing 20 minutes ahead of the second person. Plus, she finished with no blisters and in time to still go dance at the WYEP Summer Music Festival.
FaceSearch, a CMU spinoff, will use artificial intelligence to help find victims of sex trafficking, the Post-Gazette reported. The facial recognition technology uses big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more to help detectives to find missing people.
Around 8 p.m., head to 46th and Butler, where this month's Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride will depart at 8:30. This body-positive trek ends at James Street Gastropub (East Allegheny).
Where: 46th and Butler streets (Lawrenceville)
When: June 29, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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Attention, bookworms: A new store on the South Side opening today is just for you. Amazing Books and Records Emporium, an independent bookstore chain, will open its third Pittsburgh location today along Carson Street, WESA reports. In addition to selling books and records, the owner hopes to include a vegan cafe and card store and to offer writing workshops.
Apparently our rivers are home to catfish weighing in at more than 35 pounds. One local fisher told City Paper that he believes 50-pound catfish lurk in the Three Rivers. We do know of at least one 40-pound catfish in the Three Rivers: Stanley, who traveled from Wholey's back to the river after the Stanley Cup.