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California company lands INL naval spent fuel project subcontract (access required)

Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC, the contractor for the new Naval Spent Fuel Handling Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory site, has awarded a $245 million subcontract to Granite Construction Inc. of Watsonville, California, for concrete placement construction. In 2017, officials ...

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ITD takes a successful roadtrip to working remotely (access required)

When Gov. Brad Little’s order to shelter-in-place went out on March 25, only a handful of Idaho Transportation Department employees were set up to work remotely. Within days, ITD’s Enterprise Technology Services guided over 1,600 employees to work from home. It ...

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Program to provide coding education for Idaho students (access required)

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A new public-private partnership will give Idaho middle and high school students the opportunity to learn to code through online classes. “Coding is something that by its very nature can be delivered digitally very well,” said Gov. Brad Little during ...

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University of Idaho works to develop cure for COVID-19

The University of Idaho is working to identify a cure for coronaviruses, including COVID-19. The Department of Biological Sciences team expects to finish preliminary tests within a year. Researchers will also develop a pipeline for identifying drugs that block viruses from infecting human ...

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Tamarack Aerospace creates 3D-printed masks for hospital (access required)

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SANDPOINT — Another Idaho manufacturing company is leveraging its resources to create products to help fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Tamarack Aerospace is using materials that normally become airplane parts to develop masks for health care workers, using 3D printers. “When we ...

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Twin Falls to get next generation 5G wireless cell service (access required)

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TWIN FALLS – T-Mobile will start providing the next generation of wireless telephone technology here. “The Twin Falls announcement shows that we’re continuing to build 5G and add markets across the U.S., and we’re excited to bring 5G, and all of its near- and long-term benefits, ...

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Treasure Valley to get gigabit fiber optic internet service (access required)

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A telecommunications company that is expanding fiber optic networking in North Idaho is bringing the same functionality to the Treasure Valley, including sections of west Boise, Meridian and Garden City. TDS Metrocom, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC, unveiled ...

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Xerox throws in the towel on planned HP acquisition

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Xerox has given up on its quixotic attempt to acquire HP, which had been going on since November, blaming the decision on COVID-19 coronavirus and the associated economic downturn. Most recently, the Norwalk, Connecticut, company had offered up a competing ...

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Boise ‘center of excellence’ for smart device microprocessor (access required)

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A San Jose, California, startup — with a major Boise office — is launching a chip intended to enable sensor devices such as smart cameras to analyze what they see right on-site rather than having to ship the data elsewhere for analysis. ...

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