It's official: Microsoft is behind the 1.2-million square-foot data center coming to West Des Moines.
Officials announced Friday that Microsoft will build a four-phase, regional data center costing a total of $1,126,218,400. Formerly known as Project Alluvion, the 154-acre site will house servers and computer equipment to operate web portal services like the Cloud and XBox Live. Completion is expected in early 2021.
Today, kids average six hours of screen time a day. According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, children whose parents limit screen time get more sleep, do better in school, have fewer behavior problems and lower their risk of obesity. Doug Gentile, associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, discusses the reverse results on the studies.
Fab Labs, started in 2007 by MIT, aim to democratize access to tools and technology. In May, The S.T.E.A.M. Room Fab Lab, will open on the eastside of Iowa City. S.T.E.A.M Room Director of Operations Kirk Cheyeny says visitors will have access, "To any tool you need to build anything that you want."
For our weekly news buzz program, we get a review of the pending U.S. farm bill that is moving through Congress, how businesses are dealing with the Affordable Care Act, modern humans have a surprising amount of genes that come from Neanderthals, an important piece of art is returning to Iowa, a new smartphone app designed in Iowa with which users can hear and see how to pronounce certain foreign language sounds, and we hear from a couple mayors of towns on this year’s RAGBRAI route.
Story County's county attorney decided that the use of deadly force in this week's shooting of a chase suspect was justified. Nevertheless, the chase resulted in the death of a young man and raises many questions.
Host Ben Kieffer discusses the facts of the deadly high-speed chase in Ames with IPR's Joyce Russell. Also, ISU and Ames Laboratory engineers have recently developed real-time, 3-D conferencing technology.
Join host Ben Kieffer for this edition of River to River that quickly moves through a variety of news stories of note: implications of an Iowa Supreme Court decision, a possible new Department of Transportation app to prevent texting-and-driving, a tapeworm diet, Iowa college football, and more.
When smartphones were introduced, not many people knew how to navigate a mobile app…but several years later, we go through each day using multiple apps, often several at once. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer checks in with app developers across the state, to find out how Iowans are using applications on their devices, and what apps we can expect in the near future.
The Midwest is home to a host of unique and innovative entrepreneurs. Listen back to Ben's conversation with Mark Ginsberg, owner of M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers in Iowa City, about how he is utilizing 3D printing technology in his jewelry business and in other areas of the city.
Then, Chad Dutler, owner of Shrimp 59 in Holstein, talks about what made him embark on the shrimp farming business.
It wasn’t too long ago, when nobody knew what an “app” was. Today, many of us wouldn’t know what to do without our favorite mobile software applications. Host Ben Kieffer talks with mobile app and tech developers across the state, and we’ll discover some newly created apps, from our developers right here in Iowa.
When someone is trying to lie to you in face-to-face exchange, you may be able to tell by their shifting eyes. But what if that deception comes in text communication or in an email? We listen back to Ben’s conversation with Joey George, an Iowa State University professor of Management Information Systems. He’s studied computer mediated deceptive communication and will tell us how we’re learning to lie digitally. Then, a look at the Ames Laboratory and patents developed there- including a 40-million dollar lead-free solder patent. In 2011, the patent become the top royalty income gener
Our area is home to a host of unique and innovative entrepreneurs. Ben talks with Mark Ginsberg, owner of M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers in Iowa City, about how he is utilizing 3D printing technology in his jewelry business and in other areas of the city.
Later, Chad Dutler, owner of Shrimp 59 in Holstein, talks about what made him embark on the shrimp farming business.