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Researchers fly drone into hurricane for the first time

MIAMI — U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week’s launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from “hurricane hunter” planes flying through Atlantic tropical storms. Scientists with the National Oceanic and ...

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Court tosses challenge to Miss. Silicon’s clean air permit

An Alabama competitor to Mississippi Silicon, which is building a $200 million  plant in Burnsville, came in too late with its challenge to an air quality permit for the plant, the Tishomingo County Chancery Court has ruled. In an Aug. 29 summary judgment, Chancery Judge Michael Malski said Globe Metallurgical of Selma let too much time elapse between the state ...

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CSpire offering 1Phone 6, IPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 19

Apples’ iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, proclaimed by the telecom industry as  the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available beginning Sept. 19 on its fast 4G+ LTE network. Customers can buy the phones at any of the dozens of CSpire retail stores across Mississippi, online at www.cspire.com/iphone6 and through CSpire’s Consumer Telesales group at 1-855-CSP-IRE4. iPhone 6 will be available from ...

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Companies honored by EIGS for supporting geospatial cluster

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) has unveiled its key business metrics and business award winners for the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration Geospatial Regional Innovative Cluster. The EIGS presented Cluster Awards for 2014 in eight categories. They are: Global Commerce & Services — New Member of the Year • Melhcorp, LLC — Cluster Networking Award ...

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Nielsen ratings: WAPT overtakes WLBT overall in newscasts

  JACKSON —  The Nielsen ratings for July are in, and WAPT has taken over at the top overall for newscasts. The Nielsen ratings win compares all the weekday newscasts head-to-head including 5-7am, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm. WAPT General Manger Stuart Kellogg says, “Our brand at 16 WAPT is The One To Watch. And this certainly validates that, especially after winning ...

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Jackson to get C Spire's high-speed internet

Special to the MBJ Jackson municipal leaders and C Spire executives announced an agreement today help Jackson become one of nation’s most technologically advanced cities by offering residents ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access. The Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services firm built relationships with nine other Mississippi cities last November to provide ...

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MSU receives funding for two proposals aimed at boosting NASA missions

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth. The federal agency announced principal investigator Judy Schneider of the university’s Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group was awarded the grants through the NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center Cooperative Agreement ...

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FNC launches modernized version of AppraisalPort

OXFORD — Mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. has released a new version of its own product, AppraisalPort. “The new AppraisalPort platform is completely modernized. It’s one of the more advanced sites you’ll see, definitely in our industry and I believe in the technology world in general,” said Jon Fisher, managing director of product management at FNC. Appraisers, appraisal firms and ...

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TECH 21 — Mississippi's most wanted in technology

When examining Mississippi’s contributions to the technology world, there are tech veterans whose works are still being felt, and there are young minds who are bringing new ideas. The Tech 21 is the Mississippi Business Journal’s take on some of the top contributors to technology in Mississippi and the world.       Cameron Arcemont Owner Arc Technologies Arc Technologies ...

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A down-to-earth mission — Mississippi Enterprise for Technology is Stennis’ connection to the business community

  The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology, now in its 20th year, has a high-tech address at Stennis Space Center but a down-to-earth mission. “You can bill us as the business connection at Stennis to the business community,” said Charlie Beasley, MSET’s president and CEO. “We focus on different industries that either are emerging in the region or are already strong ...

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