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Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel ...

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Sanjay Mehrota named 2019 chair of the Semiconductor Industry Association

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, has announced Sanjay Mehrota, president and CEO of Micron Technology, as its 2019 chair. “A design engineer by trade, Sanjay is a highly accomplished industry veteran ...

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Tesla tour offers glimpses of noise, vibration, innovation (access required)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The noise and vibration at Tesla’s northern Nevada Gigafactory is a constant reminder of what company CEO Elon Musk refers to as “the machine that builds the machine.” Operating 24 hours per day, more than 7,000 ...

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Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Silicon Valley is becoming Silicon Nation. Google announced Monday it will spend more than $1 billion to build a new office complex in New York City that will allow the internet search giant to double the number of people it ...

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OMG: California regulators consider charge on text messaging

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a ...

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Idaho State University receives $2 million from Albertson Foundation to expand CTE (access required)

photo of isu computerized machining program

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is donating $2 million to the Idaho State University College of Technology capital campaign to help renovate a building on the Pocatello campus in which to consolidate some of its career technical education (CTE) ...

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Idaho startup’s composite tech attracting lots of attention

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Continuous Composites got its start with a stab wound. When a strand of fiberglass punctured Ken Tyler’s skin, the North Idaho inventor started thinking about the strength of the lightweight material. Tyler was working for a ...

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Investor Arlan Hamilton urges peers to support diverse startups

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Three years ago Arlan Hamilton was homeless and on a good day had $12 in the bank. Today she is founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Backstage Capital, which has invested more than $5 million in ...

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