Science & Technology


Tri-City school districts offer standalone online schools

Three Tri-City public school districts won’t be throwing open their actual doors to welcome back students in the fall because...

Telemedicine connects Tri-City patients to specialists

Virtual doctor’s visits becoming more widely available – not just for routine illnesses Tri-City patients are connecting with medical specialists...
Deb Dihel of Lamb Weston; Sen. Sharon Brown; Ann Nash of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Maren Katzaroff of Brillance Empowered spoke during the Architects for Innovation panel at the Tri-Cities Tech Summit in 2018. This year’s summit is Sept. 12 in Richland. (Courtesy Tri-Cities Tech Summit/Teknologize)

Tech Summit to shine spotlight on tech origins, future

By Byron Martin and Ty Mulholland When asking people for a word to describe the Tri-Cities, some of the answers...
Dan Ostler is manager of A Better View, a window cleaning and pest control business in Kennewick. He and owner Dallas DeCoria use the app Zubie for fleet management and tracking. (Photo by Andrew Kirk)

Put these top-rated mobile apps to work for your business

By Andrew Kirk The multitude of desktop apps to help business owners run their companies are nothing short of miraculous,...
Steven Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Q&A with Steven Ashby

Number of employees you oversee: About 4,500. Brief background of your business: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a U.S. Department...
(Courtesy Benton-Franklin Trends)

Tri-Cities boasts numerous science and tech workers but few firms

By D. Patrick Jones Most everyone knows that the tech pulse is strong in the Tri-Cities. The problem is, it’s...
MSA uses software that allows a project team to identify and fix potential issues before construction begins. By virtually removing the roof, teams are able to explore the building and ensure both functionality and design. Several issues have been found and resolved during review meetings using the 3D software. (Courtesy MSA)

3D technology supports Hanford design work

Mission Support Alliance is using industry best practices and 3D modeling software to help design a new water treatment facility...
woman typing on a computer

Time is running out for Windows support

By George Hefter On Jan. 14, 2020, three widely-used Windows Operating Systems reach the end of their useful lives and...
Jim Jewell, who owns two electric cars and an electric motorcycle, bought as many solar units as he could in the new Benton Rural Electric Association’s solar co-op program. (Courtesy Jim Jewell)

Benton REA’s new co-op solar program sells out in one week

By Arielle Dreher Members of the Benton Rural Electric Association bought out a new solar co-op program in just a...
Charles Kahlenberg of Richland, a narrator for audiobooks, spends about 20 to 25 hours voicing each book. The national demand for audiobooks means he’s booked out until February with seven projects in the pipeline with his publisher.

Libraries note increase in digital downloads as audiobook popularity grows

Nearly one in five Americans now listen to audiobooks. That’s because smartphones have helped usher in a new way for...

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