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Author Archives: Zach Hagadone

State’s research future relies on best minds, equipment (access required)

When Harold Blackman, director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, thinks about the future direction of research, he thinks of a nighttime satellite photograph of earth. The deep blue of the planet is shot through with tiny pinpoints of ...

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Restaurateurs persevere locally in dour economy (access required)

Jeremy Aevermann was running on very little sleep in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 9 opening of his new restaurant, Solid, located on Broad Street in Boise’s BoDo district. Occupying an airy, 7,500-square-foot space, which most recently housed ...

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Hoku Scientific chief steps down

Dustin Shindo, co-founder and CEO of Hoku Scientific, will step down from the company he’s helmed since 2001, even as it continues to struggle with financing for a planned $390 million polysilicon production facility in Pocatello. Effective April 1, Hoku ...

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A change in confidence

In the epigraph to Ernest Hemingway’s famous novel The Sun Also Rises, the author included this six-word quotation from Gertrude Stein: “You are all a lost generation.” Stein, a powerful writer and social critic, was referring to the generation that ...

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Analysts give thumbs-up to Micron acquisition (access required)

Analysts cheered but investors demurred following Micron Technology‘s announcement on Feb. 9 that it would acquire Swiss memory chip maker Numonyx Holdings BV. News of the deal, an all-stock transaction valued at about $1.27 billion, sent Micron share values down ...

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