Technology http://wyomingpublicradio.net en First U.S. Rare Earth Minerals Mine In Decades Could Be In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/first-us-rare-earth-minerals-mine-decades-could-be-wyoming <p>The first rare earth minerals mine to open in the U.S. in decades could be here in Wyoming. Permitting gets underway this week for the Bear Lodge mine, near Sundance. Rare earths are a group of metals that are critical to high tech devices like smartphones and lasers. They’re currently mined almost exclusively in China. Rare Element Resources’ George Byers says the company is hoping to change that.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:23:58 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 56719 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net First U.S. Rare Earth Minerals Mine In Decades Could Be In Wyoming Wyoming is a national leader in data center recruitment http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-national-leader-data-center-recruitment <p>Wyoming is aggressively working to attract data centers to the state.&nbsp; The industry magazine Expansion Solutions recently recognized the Cowboy State’s efforts to accommodate companies looking to build or expand their computing operations.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:17:26 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48834 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming is a national leader in data center recruitment Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/teton-county-considers-hold-new-cell-towers <p></p><p></p><p>Teton County's commissioners are seeking new regulations on cell phone towers in the county due to concerns that new towers could impede scenic views.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p><p>In the meantime, they’re considering a moratorium on all applications for new towers.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:08:58 +0000 Jordan Harper 46906 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers UW to host hands-on workshop to inspire women to pursue science http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-host-hands-workshop-inspire-women-pursue-science <p></p><p></p><p>More than 500 girls from across Wyoming will gather at the University of Wyoming Tuesday for the annual Women in Science Conference.</p><p>The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium hosts the event, during which the middle- and high-school students learn about various applications of science, technology, math and engineering. In past years, students have identified animal skulls, developed computer games, and learned about anatomy in UW’s Human Cadaver Lab. Many of the scientists leading the programs are women.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 22:45:45 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40720 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW to host hands-on workshop to inspire women to pursue science Technology improves health care in rural hospitals http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/technology-improves-health-care-rural-hospitals <p>Figuring out cost effective ways to upgrade rural health care is the goal of all hospitals and medical providers in the state. But it’s especially tough for the smallest rural facilities.&nbsp; The numbers of doctors are small which can lead to mistakes and specialists are at a premium.&nbsp; But thanks to electronic records and other forms of telemedicine… things are starting to improve.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.</p><p>(sound of hospital)</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:31:03 +0000 Bob Beck 32273 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Technology improves health care in rural hospitals