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Skylla lands another contract

HANCOCK COUNTY — Skylla Engineering recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Stennis Space Center (SSC) operations and the win of its second contract. Skylla Engineering won its first SSC contract with the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS’) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) in July 2008. The second contract, as a subcontractor to SAIC supporting the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), began ...

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Digital Quest book finding readers

RIDGELAND — Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) has adopted Digital Quest’s book, “AGIS in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.” The book is providing a useful guide for practical application for ATI’s recently launched course that introduces students to geographic information systems (GIS). Developed by Digital Quest in collaboration with Terry Brase and his colleagues at AgroKnowledge, the book focuses ...

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Rodgers makes presentation in U.K.

JACKSON — Samarion chairman and CEO Mark Rodgers recently presented the SamarionSolution to the 8th Annual International Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) Conference in London, England. IAHSA is an international membership association that represents providers of care for the aging in more than 30 countries. Rodgers’ presentation focused on how the SamarionSolution leverages technology to improve ...

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New wireless pacemaker implanted

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital, along with Hattiesburg Clinic cardiologist Eric Enger, M.D., are the first in the Pine Belt to implant a new pacemaker equipped with wireless technology that can notify physicians of changes in their patients’ device or condition. The latest technology was developed by St. Jude Medical to improve patient care and make device follow-up more efficient ...

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IAVO donates $4.6M in software to UM

OXFORD — Professor Waheed Uddin’s civil engineering students at the University of Mississippi (UM) have participated in national and international research projects with hands-on work such as placing sensors on emergency vehicles to study traffic flow and walking major airport runways to examine construction materials. And thanks to a $4.6-million software donation, the students can enhance such real-world experiences right ...

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UM hires SmartSynch

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has partnered with the University of Mississippi (UM) to reduce the power consumption of campus buildings while publishing real-time results for the general public on Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds. SmartSynch is working with UM to design an online dashboard for SmartSynch SmartMeters, which will enable the university to monitor, analyze and report on energy utilization ...

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Applications for ARRA funds top $28B

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced that they received almost 2,200 applications requesting nearly $28 billion in funding for proposed broadband projects reaching all 50 U.S. states and territories and the District of Columbia. This is the first round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

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USDA launches trade database

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has launched an enhanced U.S. foreign agricultural trade searchable database called the Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS). The GATS database, which replaces the current U.S. trade data system, will provide users with U.S. agricultural data not previously available from FAS, including U.S. Customs District trade data, monthly and annual ...

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SBA posting on YouTube

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has begun posting informational videos on YouTube as it joins an increasing trend within the federal government to use the video-sharing web platform to reach a larger audience. “With millions of visitors, most of them under 35, YouTube offers a prime opportunity to use current technology and the appeal of a popular ...

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Christwood implements SamarionSolution

JACKSON — Samarion chairman and CEO Mark Rodgers announced that the SamarionSolution has been installed in the Christwood retirement community in Covington, La. According to Samarion, the SamarionSolution is the only enterprise quality improvement system that provides healthcare facilities with true prevention technologies, including fall prevention, wandering and elopement prevention and abuse and neglect prevention. This solution utilizes image analysis ...

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