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Imaging institute at Mississippi State has variety of uses for its tools in business and research

By BECKY GILLETTE Zack Rowland, who recently became director of the Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies (I2AT) at Mississippi State University,  has long had a serious interest in photography and electrical engineering. Now he is overseeing an institute with state-of-the-art equipment with such strong microscopic magnifications that it is almost possible to see individual atoms. “Current research activities are being ...

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SUMESH ARORA: 10 ways to understand innovation

We hear a lot about innovation these days and terms such as the “innovation economy” or the “new economy” are frequently used interchangeably, along with the “21st century economy.”  This raises the following three questions: 1. What is considered innovative? 2. Why is it important? 3. How can you spot it? The simple definition of innovation according to the Merriam-Webster’s ...

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Singing River Hospital upgrades robotic system

Singing River Health System recently acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, which is designed to advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The system has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. Dr. David Spencer, Jr., urology surgeon, was the first doctor at Singing River Hospital to perform a procedure using the ...

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FAA expands restricted air space over Stennis Space Center

The Federal Aviation Administration has expanded the restricted air space over NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The expanded restricted air space bolsters Mississippi’s efforts to recruit more industry leaders to Stennis Space Center and the Gulf Coast region. “The FAA’s approval of the expansion of restricted air space over Stennis Space Center strengthens the NASA facility’s position as ...

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Technology revolution makes it easier to make the deal in real estate

By BECKY GILLETTE Technology has revolutionized the real estate industry, freeing real estate agents from their offices and changing the way consumers receive information, making interactions with clients more efficient, said Lisa Hollister, president of Mississippi Realtors and a broker associate at Moran Realty, Ocean Springs. “Today we are shifting more to mobile technology, using apps to access broker websites ...

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Mississippi law firms moving to mobile apps

By LISA MONTI Mississippi law firms have embraced the website to promote their services and specialties but not many have warmed up to using a mobile app to serve clients and find new business. At least not yet. The firms in the state that do have an app say it keeps them connected with clients and helps to generate more word-of-mouth ...

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SUMESH ARORA: 0 to 60 in 54 hours!

The time it takes for a vehicle at rest to achieve a velocity of 60 miles per her is a commonly used performance measure in the automotive world. Given that today’s high performance cars can achieve this acceleration in less than four seconds, you may be thinking that I am talking about a new electric buggy that runs on AA ...

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Banking on the future with technology

In the next five years or so, more people will use their phones to deposit checks and pay bills while cash and paper checks continue to fade from our daily financial dealings. It’s all part of the growing dominance of digital transactions in the banking world, where customers expect convenience, rapid service and security. “The consumer today is not the ...

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