technology http://kvpr.org en Organizers Say Fresno Software Competition So Successful, It's No Longer Necessary http://kvpr.org/post/organizers-say-fresno-software-competition-so-successful-its-no-longer-necessary <p>Downtown Fresno is just 163 miles from Mountain View, the heart of Silicon Valley and the home of tech giant Google, but in many ways it's a world away.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But while the San Joaquin Valley may be known more for its produce than its programmers a local competition has been working for the past five years to change that. </span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:19:14 +0000 Joe Moore 34697 at http://kvpr.org Organizers Say Fresno Software Competition So Successful, It's No Longer Necessary Fresno State Breaks Ground On New Research Center http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-breaks-ground-new-research-center <p>Fresno State officials broke ground today on a $24 million agricultural and engineering research center.</p><p>The 30,000 square-foot facility will host labs and foster collaboration among students and faculty in the university’s agricultural, engineering and science and math colleges.</p><p>The Jordan Research Center aimed at solving agricultural challenges will be located on the corner of Barstow and Woodrow avenues.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:00:31 +0000 Diana Aguilera 34188 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State Breaks Ground On New Research Center Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' http://kvpr.org/post/elon-musk-bakersfield-high-speed-rail-implementation-bait-and-switch <p>Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk&nbsp;held court Wednesday night before a packed crowd at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Cal State University Bakersfield's Doré&nbsp;Theatre, in the college's new guest lecture series.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:42:22 +0000 Joe Moore 24183 at http://kvpr.org Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' Google's 'Project Loon' Takes to the Skies Over Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/googles-project-loon-takes-skies-over-fresno <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tech giant Google has turned to the skies above Fresno as the latest site for a test of an experimental balloon-based internet technology.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:56:11 +0000 Joe Moore 19790 at http://kvpr.org Google's 'Project Loon' Takes to the Skies Over Fresno Federal Stimulus Dollars Boost California Electronic Health Systems http://kvpr.org/post/federal-stimulus-dollars-boost-california-electronic-health-systems <p>Hospitals and doctors offices around California are getting an infusion of federal dollars to ramp up electronic recordkeeping.</p><p>California officials say health providers have received nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in federal stimulus money to modernize their record systems.</p><p>Dr. Gilbert Simon runs the Sacramento Family Medical Clinics. He says he already has plans for this fall.</p><p>“We will be calling in all of our patients with lung diseases to get their flu shots.”</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:49:23 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 3989 at http://kvpr.org Federal Stimulus Dollars Boost California Electronic Health Systems On Quality of Life: High Speed Rail; Hi Tech Jobs http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-high-speed-rail-hi-tech-jobs <p>Part I: High Speed Rail - As California&#39;s high speed rail system inches ever closer to breaking ground in 2012, criticism and opposition to the project is growing on a number of fronts. Valley farmers in Kings County have objected to the proposed alignment of the tracks through farms and dairies near Hanford. The State Senate voted last week to radically remake the High Speed Rail Authority and its board of directors. And in May, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst&#39;s Office issued a highly critical report of the project and its management. Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:18:24 +0000 Joe Moore 1218 at http://kvpr.org