Archive | July, 2013

Mississippi Polymer Institute helps NASA measure effectiveness of engine cleaning solutions

July 29, 2013

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Last year the Mississippi Polymer Institute partnered with NASA to develop a new tool for evaluating cleaning solutions/solvents that are more environmentally friendly than the ones currently used on NASA’s rocket engine parts. After countless hours of design and evaluation, MPI provided NASA with the prescribed model. Steven Whitacre, MPI’s technical specialist, […]

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CARTER: In-depth news package on mortgages in Mississippi

July 29, 2013

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Click below to read through a series of stories by MBJ staff writer Ted Carter on mortgages in Mississippi. You can find out more in the July 26 issue of the Mississippi Business Journal >>Bursting balloons: New mortgage rules may deflate non-traditional lending >>Balloon mortgages will live on in rural Mississippi counties >>Meeting qualified loan […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

July 29, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world’s, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that’s full of light and space — and built up from generative parts in a […]

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Madison County health care zone update

July 29, 2013

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CANTON, Mississippi — In 2012, the Mississippi Governor’s office released a strategic plan titled Blueprint Mississippi Health Care: An Economic Driver. This is a state sponsored strategic plan to “expand the economic asset of healthcare” within the state. In order to effectively implement Blueprint Mississippi legislation was needed. The Mississippi Health Care Industry Zone Act […]

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C Spire Wireless offers free adult content filter options

July 29, 2013

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C Spire Wireless has introduced free new adult content filtering technology on its network to help parents and employers block inappropriate access to questionable content on the mobile Internet by children and employees through their phones and other connected devices. The filtering service, which is available for every line on a C Spire account, blocks […]

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North Mississippi Health Services named “Most Wired”

July 29, 2013

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TUPELO, Miss.-This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, and the 13th time that North Mississippi Health Services has been included on the prestigious Most Wired list. In that time, hospitals and health care systems have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems […]

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Mississippi Home of Your Own home buyer workshop set

July 29, 2013

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Jackson, Miss. — Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Aug. 10, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren […]

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(VIDEO) N.Y. doctors write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables

July 29, 2013

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The Associated Press YouTube channel has posted a video about doctors in New York City and their decision to write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. The special coupons are used by low-income residents to purchase fresh produce at local farmers markets, a healthy alternative to fast or processed food options.  

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Tactical rifle maker TALON to open operations in Ridgeland

July 26, 2013

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Mississippi lawmakers aiming to make the state a mecca for production of firearms and firearms accessories notched their first success Friday with an announcement that startup TALON Ordnance will begin manufacturing an AR-15-style semi-automatic sporting rifle in Ridgeland. TALON’s startup coincides with a huge upswing in demand for rifles in the AR-15 platform, whose design […]

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Supreme Court orders judge to re-examine case of casino damage to hotel during Katrina

July 26, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi  — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a judge to take another look at lawsuit over whether a company is liable for damage caused when the President Casino was torn from its moorings during Hurricane Katrina and smacked into a nearby hotel. Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005. Casinos at […]

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