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New hurricane predictions prompt C Spire to redouble efforts to maintain service in the worst conditions

The premature end to a weather pattern that suppresses the formation of hurricanes has prompted the nation’s top weather agency to dramatically boost the chances of major, deadly storms during the remainder of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The premature end to a weather pattern that suppresses the formation of hurricanes has prompted the nation’s top weather agency to dramatically ...

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Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

GREELEY, Colo. — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers removed a handful of memory cards. Back ...

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RICK GILBRECH — Stennis to play key role as NASA moves ‘Forward to the Moon’

On July 20, we recognized a pivotal moment in my life, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the Moon. It is one of the most extraordinary feats of humankind, an embodiment of ingenuity and desire for exploration. As a child of the Apollo generation, I know firsthand the excitement of the nation ...

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Lobaki closes financing through North Mississippi Angel Fund

Lobaki, Inc., the Jackson-based virtual-reality firm, has closed the first tranche of a $2 million round of financing led by the North Mississippi Angel Fund. “We met with the North Mississippi Angel Fund in Columbus and had a really good experience with them. All the members are very experienced and successful in their own businesses and are just the type ...

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C Spire Business named one of world’s top managed service providers in 2019

C Spire Business has been selected for the sixth consecutive year as one of the world’s premier managed service providers by Channel Futures, one of the leading media brands devoted to the diverse spectrum of channel companies that are part of the growing digital services revolution. C Spire Business placed 13th on the list of 501 companies worldwide released in ...

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HU MEENA — Cracking the code on computer science education in Mississippi

During World War II, an elite group of Navajos called the “code talkers” used their Native American language, which was unwritten and complex, to help transmit top-secret military information.  Code talkers helped the Allies gain an important victory in the Pacific Theater. Fast forward to today and coding means something dramatically different, but just as important.  Computer coding and programming ...

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NASA engine test for Space Launch System to be in Mississippi

NASA says it will conduct the “Green Run” rocket testing campaign for the new Space Launch System rocket at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Officials say when completed, the SLS will be “the world’s most powerful rocket” and is the linchpin within NASA’s Artemis deep space exploration program, which hopes to bring American astronauts back to the moon by 2024.

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Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later

Apollo 11’s astronauts are returning to the exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago. NASA has invited Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Tuesday. They will mark the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that their Saturn V rocket departed on humanity’s first moon ...

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Tech company opens plant in Indianola, creating 20 jobs

By MBJ STAFF Parmida LED Technologies announced Tuesday that it is locating it latest North American distribution and e-commerce operations center in Indianola, creating 20 jobs. The project represents a $1 million corporate investment. Parmida’s operations will serve the East Coast and central United States markets. Parmida LED Technologies Vice President Peyman Mahrou in a release called the Delta “a ...

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Synergetics expands sales and marketing teams

Synergetics announced it has hired three new employees to support recent growth throughout expanded territories. Synergetics adds two to the Sales Team with Breanna Cummings and Ashley Foster, and one to the Marketing team with Bryan Kelley. Breanna Cummings and Ashley Foster join Synergetics as Inside Sales Account Managers. Cummings and Foster are responsible for preparing quotes and sales orders, ...

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