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Stennis Center linked to NASA selections for small business tech proposals

March 10, 2014

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Two proposals being administered by the Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi are among the 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that NASA has selected to enable NASA’s future missions while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase […]

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USM names Jeffrey Wiggins to head polymers & materials school

March 4, 2014

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University of Southern Mississippi Associate Professor Jeffrey Wiggins, inventor of a football helmet cushioning system, has been named the new director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. For the past year Wiggins has served as the school’s interim director, filling a void left by longtime director Dr. Robert Lochhead, who relinquished the […]

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Can wind farms fight hurricanes?

February 27, 2014

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Students at Stanford University have discovered that placing wind turbines off shorelines can reduce a hurricane’s wind surface speed by up to 80 percent. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, reports that these turbines can both protect coastal areas in times of bad weather and be a significant source of renewable energy. […]

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Enerkem’s biofuel plant in Pontotoc still on drawing board

February 25, 2014

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The Enerkem plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was commissioned in December. (Courtesy photo)

The Enerkem plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was commissioned in December. (Courtesy photo) By Dennis Seid Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Five years have passed, and a planned $100 million ethanol plant is no closer to being built. Little has changed from a year ago, when company officials said they were committed to the project and […]

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Netflix, Comcast deal speeding up service, analyst says

February 24, 2014

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Jeff Kagan, a veteran telecom industry analyst based in Atlanta, likes the arrangement Netflix and Comcast have reached. Here is what he has to say: Comcast and Netflix seem to have finally struck a deal that will benefit them both, and their customers. This is just one of many such deals that will have to […]

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Stennis project to produce “roadmap” for STEM jobs

February 21, 2014

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With high-tech science and technology jobs expected to grow at a faster pace nationwide than other occupations, South Mississippi is embarking on a key project that should help ensure it can satisfy the growing need. In it’s 20th year of operation, the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) is conducting a unique project that will result […]

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Ridgeland neighborhood qualifies for C Spire fiber network

February 20, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – The Ridgeland neighborhood of Bridgewater has become the fourth area of the state to qualify for C Spire’s high-speed 1-Gigabit-per-second fiber to the home Internet and related digital television and home phone services, the telecommunications company announced today. Bridgewater joins areas in Horn Lake and Starkville and the town of Quitman where […]

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3 Mississippi cities first to get C Spire high-speed network

February 17, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Neighborhoods in Horn Lake and Starkville and the entire town of Quitman are the first three Mississippi cities to exceed requirements and qualify for C Spire’s high-speed fiber network to the home. A Ridgeland neighborhood is expected to qualify later this week. A specified percentage of homeowner pre-registrations was needed to qualify […]

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Competitor of Miss. Silcon wants new review of Burnsville plant’s emissions permit

February 12, 2014

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SELMA, Alabama – An Alabama competitor of Mississippi Silicon Metals LLC has filed a petition to challenge the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit granted for the company’s $200 million “greenfield” plant in Tishomingo County’s Burnsville. Globe Metallurgical, Inc. (GMI), which employs about 100 people at its silicon metal plant in Selma, filed the petition. GMI is […]

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AT&T ranks highest in J.D. Power 2014 wireless full-service customer care study

February 7, 2014

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AT&T has been ranked highest in customer service for the second time in a row for national carriers, according to the latest J.D. Power study released this week. In the 2014 Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Study, AT&T outscored all other full-service wireless providers for the overall customer service experience measured across its online, retail, and […]

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