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Tech news: Food delivery robots roll out at U of I

Students on the University of Idaho (U of I) Moscow campus can now have robots deliver food from several locations as of March 23. U of I is the first university in the state to introduce robot food delivery service ...

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IGEM grant awarded for Idaho rare earth elements extraction (access required)

Idaho miners know that it’s a new world for mining, to get the minerals needed to support modern technology without destroying the surface of the world where we live. “There’s an awful lot of mining that goes into having a ...

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Eagle-based startup Partnyr has a better way to rent properties (access required)

When Brian de la Motte gained a property to rent out for the first time, he quickly became a frustrated landlord. “When I started screening and looking for tenants for the first time, I thought, ‘There’s got to be a ...

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3D printers take up former locomotive manufacturing space  (access required)

A building that used to house locomotive manufacturing will now house 2,000 3D printers instead.  Slant 3D, on its second expansion in two years, has taken over the Motive Power Inc. space in southeast Boise near Micron, and is moving ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ House of Design Robotics expands into former Nampa Macy’s

House of Design Robotics (HoD) has announced it is beginning improvements in the former Macy’s store immediately following conditional use permit approval by Nampa City Council.The building, according to a recent announcement, will serve as HoD’s headquarters and technology center. ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ INL to drastically reduce carbon emissions 

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has announced its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2031. Meeting this goal means the laboratory must eliminate or offset all emissions from 357 buildings, 605 vehicles and more than 5,200 employees spread over nearly 900-square-miles ...

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A roundup of tech announcements

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Idaho Power offers community engagement opportunity Idaho Power has announced enrollment is now open for it’s Empowered Community. Empowered Community members are invited to share their opinions through short surveys and other activities on topics ranging from outage communications, recreational ...

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Religious objectors to file civil rights complaints against Micron (access required)

The February 18 rally by the Micron Employees for Religious Freedom at the Idaho Capitol.

Constructive termination is a nasty phrase. A group called Micron Employees for Religious Freedom (MERF) claims it was one of several discriminatory actions Micron Technology committed while creating its vaccination mandate for its employees. On Feb. 18, MERF held a ...

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Broadband internet comes to Lincoln County  (access required)

It took being out on transmission towers on blizzards in December, but Lincoln County residents finally have high-speed broadband internet access. “3,000 of our 5,200 residents are severely underserved,” said Rebecca Wood, county commissioner and board chair. “This project was ...

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‘Dig once’ bill moving forward  (access required)

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A bill making its way through the Idaho Legislature would make it easier to provide high-speed broadband internet, but some stakeholders think it could be more flexible.  House Bill 640 creates a “dig once” policy in Idaho. Such a policy, ...

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