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Google to Expand Its Footprint at Bakery Square

How do you celebrate your 15-year anniversary? You recommit! (Obviously…)

Google announced an expansion at its Bakery Square campus in Pittsburgh, adding three new floors to bring its total footprint to 320,000 square feet. 

“Google has always been a wonderful community partner, and their latest investment in Pittsburgh is yet another great sign for our residents and the future of our city,” said Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

The pandemic has proven more than ever that people are utilizing all types of digital tools, and Google products continue to be top of mind for consumers. What product teams will see growth in Pittsburgh? That’s to be determined, but the engineering-heavy office focuses on a little bit of everything: cloud platforms, AI, machine learning, data software, Google shopping, and ads quality and policy.

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From Manufacturing on Earth to Searching for Life on Mars

When the Perseverance rover—billed as NASA’s “most ambitious Mars rover yet”— touched down on the Red Planet last month, it brought along a piece of metal the size of a Tic Tac that has the power to change how we think about the universe. 

This small but mighty piece of tungsten carbide material was provided by Kennametal, and it’s helping scientists drill and explore the landscape of Mars as part of NASA’s ninth mission to the planet. Twice as strong as steel, the piece is helping NASA mine Martian soil for answers to one of mankind’s most intriguing questions: Was there ever life on the Red Planet? 

Kennametal’s journey from Earth to Mars began at its Latrobe technology center and culminated in a seven-month journey through space aboard the Perseverance.

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Pittsburgh is a bigger, more capable, more influential robotics center than the world knows.

Joel Reed, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Robotics Network
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Searching for life on Mars while Google, Shell and startups grow on Earth.