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SemiSouth Laboratories earns 30th U.S. patent

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth Laboratories Inc. has earned its 30th U.S. patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. patent 8,169,022 was issued May 1 titled “Vertical Junction Field Effect Transistors and Diodes Having Graded Doped Regions and Methods of Making.” It was co-invented by Dr. Michael Mazzola, a co-founder of SemiSouth in 2000 when the company spun off of ...

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State House recognizes Bomgar founder business success

JACKSON — The Mississippi House of Representatives recently commended Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO of Bomgar Corporation, being the innovative force that created Bomgar, an international provider remote support software. In House Resolution 94, the House of Representatives noted the technological developments made by Bomgar and his company, which have furthered the state’s stand in the technology world. “I am ...

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ATK first module to NASA made completely from composites

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has delivered a technological first to NASA — a full-scale, crew module structure made of composite materials. The Composite Crew Module (CCM) is a unique capsule design that has the potential to reduce the overall weight of future manned launch vehicles. Full-scale structural testing will be performed at NASA’s Langley Research Center to determine the ...

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iPad spurs disruption in point-of-sale payment industry

Apple created and marketed the iPad mobile tablet as a media player for the family, and it is that. But its versatility, coupled with the imaginations of its users, has launched mini-revolutions within some business sectors, as entrepreneurs discover the iPad is a readymade platform for cloud computing. An illustration: App-makers and entrepreneurs are taking a run at replacing many ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic pioneers new diagnostic scanning procedure

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology is the first in Mississippi to perform the recently FDA-approved DaTscan test, which helps physicians differentiate between essential tremor and parkinsonian syndromes, according to the clinic. After the FDA approved DaTscan in May 2011, Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology performed the diagnostic imaging modality just two months later. On July 14, Wendell R. Helveston, M.D., and Ronald ...

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Another university chooses Bomgar's remote IT support solution

JACKSON — Gonzaga University has selected Bomgar’s remote support solution to support students and faculty worldwide. Gonzaga boasts more than 105 buildings on a 131-acre campus in Spokane, Wash. More than 7,800 students are enrolled at the private liberal arts university, with 40 percent studying abroad at some point during their educational career. “We have a campus in Florence, Italy, ...

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New research center to be housed at Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — The National Oceans and Applications Research Center, or NOARC, will be located at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement today at the Infinity Science Center ribbon-cutting. The center will combine the capabilities of NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Navy teams to analyze and understand the Gulf of Mexico watershed. Stennis Space ...

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Alcorn offering new graduate applied science/technology degree

LORMAN — Alcorn State University will offer a graduate degree in applied science and technology. The state College Board approved the degree program. ASU officials say students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics can now obtain a technical master’s level degree. They say the program is designed to enable a dual-degree to be earned in ...

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Grand opening of Insight Park set for next week

OXFORD — University of Mississippi officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of Insight Park, a world-class research park, at 3 p.m. April 5 on Insight Park Avenue (formerly Hathorn Road). The research park provides a place where technology and research-based companies can work with the university’s research faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research ...

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NASA administrator: Stennis to play 'key role' in future space programs

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has expressed his readiness to work with his Senate colleagues and NASA officials to advance the new Space Launch System and the heavy-lift rocket engine tests the program will require. At a hearing this week to review the FY2013 budget request for NASA, Cochran encouraged NASA administrator Charles Bolden to provide Congress with ...

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