Welcome back, dear reader. Break your weekend news fast by digging into these juicy Morning Links.
- The Journal Sentinel takes a deep dive into UWM’s “dry lab” partnership with Johnson Controls and what the project means for the university’s push toward research. (Hint: It could mean good things for your car’s battery.)
- The search for bodies in the Bangladesh garment-factory building collapse has ended, reports The Washington Post. The death count has reached 1,127. Two political moves (allowing workers to form a union without the company owner’s permission and raising the minimum wage) are seen as a direct response to the global garment industry’s worst disaster.
- Sweetwater Organics has closed shop, says the Business Journal, leaving an unpaid loan in its wake.
- Do you know why barns are painted red? Red paint is usually the cheapest. But the reason behind red paint’s frugal nature is what Smithsonian magazine’s “Smart News” blog explains.
- The Economist reports on a new device that will let you “liveblog” your life. Basically, it’s a stamp-sized camera that snaps a photo every 30 seconds. 24 hours a day, every day. The prototype is running into some privacy issues (you think?) but is expected to debut soon.
- The Cap Times has a map tracking Gov. Scott Walker’s every move since the presidential election. He has yet to make a stop in Iowa, generally a key point for all hopeful. Rand Paul has already staked his territory.