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St. Pete Indian Mounds to get a major technological facelift listen

07/11/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Indian mound, Native American, St. Pete, parks, technology

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St. Petersburg has a rich Native American history and lots of Indian Mounds. The city is continuing efforts to protect and enhance the mounds and surrounding parks.

Parks and Recreation planner Mike Vineyard talks with WMNF News about what’s already been done and some really cool stuff still to come.

There’s a public forum 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunshine Center Auditorium in downtown St. Pete. More information about the technology St. Pete hopes to integrate into these parks [here](...

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Art and science converge at MOSI 3-D printer exhibit listen

06/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: USF, Dali Museum, 3D printer, technology, Star Trek, MOSI, STEM, Salvador Dali, University of South Florida

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The evolution of 3D printers might be the next big technology quantum leap. The new exhibit at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry showcases the emerging frontiers of 3D printing, which are only limited by the imagination.

Anthony Pelaez, director of innovation at MOSI says the initial development of the 3D printer was similar to the core of the internet boom: tinkering around through trial and error. He said this technology will be guided by the people; for good...

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Hillsborough Hackathon looks to ease driving woes with smart car apps listen

05/29/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Hillsborough County, Mark Sharpe, Hackathon, cars, technology, IT, Carvoyant

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Data gathered by new technology in cars could save drivers some trips to the mechanic. Software developers will be working around-the-clock this weekend at ITT Tech in Tampa during a Hillsborough County sponsored hackathon. Renz Kuipers is the CEO of Carvoyant, the company developing a new device to share a car’s data with drivers.

“Do you realize that the number one reason the check engine turns on is a loose gas cap? So, then you go into the dealership or repair shop and they charge yo...

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3-wheel car developer promises great fuel efficiency at low cost listen

12/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Elio Motors, fuel economy, fuel efficiency, environment, technology

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A fuel efficient car that looks like it could take off and fly at any moment could soon be available on the market for less than some used cars. But some critics worry the three wheeled two-seater might end up costing more than the company claims.

The Elio is expected to get up to 84 miles per gallon on the highway and at least 50 miles per gallon in the city. Jerome Vassallo, Vice President of sales for the Elio Motors, says the fuel economy combines light we...

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Hillsborough County to host 48-hour long Hack-A-Thon for computer programmers listen

04/03/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County will host what they’re calling a Hack-A-Thon next weekend for local students and professionals to showcase their computer coding skills. Commissioner Mark Sharpe thought up the idea after attending a similar event in Tampa last year. At a meeting Wednesday, Sharpe said he hopes the weekend-long competition will lead to more tech jobs in the area.

“It really, truly is about getting your best and brightest together, your creative- the creative genius of a community...

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Internet Technology Summit showcases local IT sector listen

08/31/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As the world becomes increasingly connected, local companies are looking ways to ride the waves of changes in the internet technology sector. HP sponsored an Internet Technology Summit in Tampa today.

The internet is possibly the pinnacle of human evolution in communications, and it’s used everywhere in government, health, education, and more. But it’s also a staple in people’s daily routines, allowing people to talk ...

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Middle- and high-school girls get a hands-on look at science and engineering listen

07/21/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This week Middle and High School girls are getting a hands-on look at science and engineering in Tampa.

This five-day Minds for Design Girl Scout Camp focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Girls from Middle and High Schools around the Central Florida area are exploring their interests through hands-on activities, lectures, and field trips to the University of South Florida and MOSI. Susan Barnes, Director of Communications with [Girl Scouts of West Central Florida](...

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Nanotechnology the topic of global technology roundtable listen

01/30/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This morning at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater, executives from five weapons and technology companies, some with connections to the Tampa Bay area, discussed the future of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology involves engineering on a very small scale. Most nanotech products are on the order of about 100 nanometers.

But just because a technology is small doesn’t make it nanotech. The properties or functions of the system must change at those small scales.

James Burns, senior vice...

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