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HU MEENA — The Three Rs + C: Teaching computer code and critical thinking skills essential in 21st century

What was the last Wikipedia rabbit trail you traveled down? For me, I found myself reading about Johannes Gutenberg. You know, the 14th century German printing press guy. Gutenberg arguably created the most important invention of the second millennium. With the printing press, Gutenberg played a key role in the dawn of the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, ...

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Automakers say electrics, hybrids no longer just gas-sippers

When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry. For years, automakers pushed fuel efficiency to sell hybrid and electric vehicles. Now, in an era of cheap gasoline, the message is: These cars are faster and quieter than their gas-powered counterparts. And, yes, ...

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Telemedicine bill sails through House, awaits Senate vote

Legislation that would establish ground rules for the practice of telemedicine roared through the Mississippi House of Representatives and a version of it is in a Senate committee. House Bill 1178 was approved by the lower chamber 103-17 and was sent to the Senate Public Health and Welfare. The legislation is a result of telemedicine companies and businesses that were concerned ...

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Lewis, Anthony take roles at C Spire

C Spire, Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services company, is expanding its partnership with the Base Camp Coding Academy by assuming a key leadership role on the board of directors. Carla Lewis, senior vice president of IT for C Spire, has been named to the Base Camp board of directors, and Sean Anthony, a Teach for America manager in Mississippi, has ...

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Engine test marks major milestone on NASA’s journey to Mars

NASA successfully tested the first deep space RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds March 10, clearing a major milestone toward the next great era of space exploration. The next time engine rocket engine No. 2059 fires for that length of time, it will be carrying humans on their first deep-space mission in more than 45 years. “What a great moment ...

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Grammy Museum set to open in Mississippi Delta

The second and only official Grammy Museum outside of Los Angeles opens Saturday in the Mississippi Delta, cradle of the blues. Organizers chose Cleveland, Mississippi — two hours north of the state capitol Jackson — for the nearly $20 million project and promise one of the most advanced museums in the country. It’s a smaller but updated version of its ...

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SUMESH ARORA — Spread your wings: the Butterfly Model for successful public-private partnerships

In my last column I talked about the importance of public-private partnerships for spreading innovation.  In this column I will present a methodology for assembling such partnerships which may be used as a sort of check-list to ensure that the right players are at the table.  This is a two part article.  The first part discusses the framework for the ...

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NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey. Their Soyuz capsule parachuted onto the central Asian steppes and ended a science-rich mission at the International Space Station that began last March and was ...

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Mississippi’s Abney elected as Chairman of the Board at UPS

UPS has elected Mississippi native David P. Abney, UPS Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Abney succeeds Scott Davis as Chairman, who will retire from his position on the UPS Board effective as of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Additionally, the Board of Directors created a new Lead Independent Director position, and today the independent directors ...

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