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Mississippi State makes national ranking for research

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is among the nation’s leading major research universities, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In the foundation’s latest analysis of American higher education, the state’s largest public institution of higher learning is designated as “a very high research activity university,” which represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities ...

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Monsanto opens new corn breeding facility

FLORA — Monsanto Company has an expressed goal of doubling agriculture yields over the next 20 years, and officials say the company’s new corn-breeding facility in Central Mississippi will play an important role in meeting that objective. More than 100 people gathered at the new Monsanto facility in the Flora Industrial Park Jan. 11 for the official grand opening of ...

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MSU scientists develop new rice varieties

Mississippi State University researchers added two rice varieties this year to the university’s growing list of intellectual property holdings that generate revenue and benefit consumers. This summer, researchers at MSU’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville released a new conventional rice variety named Rex. They also submitted a Clearfield variety to a company for potential commercial release. Developing a ...

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Solvay suspending production, cutting jobs

BAY ST. LOUIS — Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC, is suspending production at its facility in Bay St. Louis that makes the plastic PrimoSpire SRP (self-reinforced polyphenylene) in order to refocus its people and assets on research and development to fully commercialize the product. The move will eliminate 14 positions at the site while retaining five R&D positions and transferring another ...

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Air Force general visits MSU

STARKVILLE — On April 7 at Mississippi State University (MSU), a three-star U.S. Air Force general said the university will assist in a “continual partnership” to help with some highly specialized research. Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula was among others on campus to discuss mission needs related to research technologies required for developing military aircraft controlled by operators in remote ...

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Verizon testing fleet working state

Since its creation in 2000, Verizon Wireless has employed real-life test men and women to monitor and test the company’s network by driving its fleet of vehicles. Ten years later, that fleet has more than tripled in size with Verizon Wireless now operating 100 specially equipped, company-owned and -operated test vehicles, the largest wireless network testing fleet in the United ...

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Ablitech relocates to The Garden

HATTIESBURG — Ablitech has moved its laboratories and offices into the The Garden. Ablitech Inc. CEO Ken Malone made the announcement March 10 “Our early success in developing Versadel, a potential cure for cancer, created a need for work space for a dozen researchers,” said Lisa Kemp, Ablitech’s chief science officer. “We’re pleased to have found that space in The ...

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Monsanto building corn breeding complex

FLORA — To better serve the needs of southern farmers, Monsanto has broken ground on a new corn breeding station in Flora. The 26,000-square-foot, $2.4-million corn breeding station, located in the Flora Industrial Park, will employ approximately 10 full-time and up to 50 seasonal workers. Corn production in the southern region has been growing in the last several years, and ...

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Company testing 'V-Vehicle'

MONROE, La. — The company that hopes to build a new car — the “V-Vehicle” — in North Louisiana says it is testing its product. V-Vehicle Co. won’t say where, or reveal any details, according to The News-Star. David Hitchcock, V-Vehicle’s director of Louisiana assembly operations, said the company hasn’t released details for competitive reasons. The company, which has raised ...

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Federal money coming for high-tech R&D

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced the release of more than $14.1 million in federal funding to advance high-tech research and development in Mississippi with the objective of creating more jobs for the state. Four different grants have been issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The ...

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