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Need a swimsuit? delivers in 60 minutes or less
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
You might call it a "bikini on demand" — and it's already happening at some of Las Vegas’ most popular day clubs. Las Vegas-based lifestyle blog and bikini dealer spent last summer doing business at pop-up stands at XS, Encore and the Pool at the Palms. Company heads say that list might grow ...
UNR professor thinks GPS may be the key to finding dark matter
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Their idea is built on the premise that dark matter might be organized as a large, gas-like collection of “energy cracks,” or kinks in the fabric of space. The scientists think they can ...
How should Nevada avoid a major STEM-skills shortage? 5 expert takeaways
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
“What we have is a growing crisis that I really don’t think the state has really accepted as a serious problem, and until that happens, it’s gonna be pretty hard to solve ...
Local tech leaders say problems outlined in Brookings STEM report come as no surprise
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
The study’s findings were simple: While Southern Nevada has a wealth of jobs in STEM fields, locals just don’t have the education or skills to get hired. The report notes that there are three Nevada business sectors bound to offer an influx of STEM jobs in the near future: health and medical services, business and IT and high-tech manufacturing ...
Las Vegas startup Banjo can identify major world events long before they’re reported
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Founded in 2011, its engineers use a complex, self-learning algorithm to collect photographs shared publicly on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The mission of Banjo’s engineers is to create something of a worldwide heatmap, detecting areas buzzing with an abnormal increase in social network activity ...
Specialty pharmacy to create 350 permanent jobs in Las Vegas
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Officials broke ground today on a $23 million pharmaceutical facility at UNLV’s Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. The planned two-story, 110,000-square-foot facility represents a bright spot in ...
Las Vegas startup JusCollege wants to plan your spring break
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
On any given day, you’ll hear electronic dance music emanating from stereo speakers, forcing the buttoned-up officials at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance to close their doors upstairs. From the balcony of the LVGEA offices ...
Downtown Project shows off Oasis boutique hotel
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The Downtown Project has entered the hotel business. The $350 million campaign to transform the once-blighted area around East Fremont Street now includes a 44-room boutique hotel ...
Phone provider CenturyLink to plug into Switch’s data fortress
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The region’s dominant telephone provider is setting up shop at Switch’s 1.7 million-square-foot SUPERNAP data center. As part of a business agreement announced Monday, customers of CenturyLink will now have access to ...
Experts, enthusiasts weigh in on evolving drone landscape
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
For the average citizen, the world of unmanned aerial systems — or drones — is a scary one. A whirlwind of questions about safety and privacy has defined the public debate about drones ...