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US approves drone large enough to spray crops

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said May 5. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter that ...

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Idaho governor to lead trade mission to Peru, Mexico

Gov. Butch Otter is leading a group of Idaho business leaders on a weeklong trade mission to Peru and Mexico the week of May 11. The trip includes businesses that produce milk, potatoes, boat docks, and skin care products that ...

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A second life for an Internet-controlled cat toy (access required)

Three years after scrapping sales of its Internet-connected cat toy, Boise company Reach-in has lowered the retail cost of its iPet Companion HomePlay, improved the technology, and put it back on the market. iPet Companion lets cat owners play with ...

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Joint surgery clinic opens at Saint Alphonsus (access required)

A new Joint Preservation and Reconstruction Clinic saw its first patients March 30 on the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center campus in Boise. The center offers joint preservation and reconstruction technologies to treat conditions such as arthritis, bone infection, hip ...

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Ada County home prices increase at double the national rate (access required)

U.S. and Boise home prices climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in February ...

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A word with Ryan Woodings, chief geek at Metageek (access required)

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Ryan Woodings is chief geek at MetaGeek LLC, a Boise company that makes devices that help wireless users speed up their Wi-Fi. Woodings, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Brigham Young University, took his first full-time ...

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