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Cybersecurity expert: Health care, legal businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks (access required)

Small- to medium-sized businesses are increasingly at risk of being hacked, but they can protect themselves. The Federal Bureau of Investigation gets a “handful” of calls every week from the Boise area about cyber attacks, said Clark Harshbarger, special agent ...

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Grant aids University of Idaho biofuel program

A University of Idaho researcher has been awarded more than $750,000 to study biofuels. Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor with the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, was awarded the grant to study biofuel sustainability. She is a co-principal investigator and will ...

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Micron is constructing its next building for people (access required)

rendering of new micron building

Micron has built a number of buildings over the years to expand its fabrication capacity, most recently last year, but its latest  construction efforts are aimed at its people. The company is working on a new office building, as well ...

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State’s first new software apprentices find places at Meridian tech company (access required)

A software engineering apprenticeship program developed by the Department of Labor and funded by the federal government has placed its first apprentices. “There’s truly a shortage of software talent,” said Dan Puga, president of In Time Tec LLC, in Meridian, ...

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Thanks to robotic milking, more Idaho bovines are sporting Fitbits for cows (access required)

Faced with an increasing shortage of workers, Idaho dairies are investing in robotic milkers. “The interest in robotic milking in Idaho is growing quite rapidly,” said John Paetz, regional manager of Lely North America, headquartered in Pella, Iowa. The company ...

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