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UM scientist: Cassini mission shows value of exploration


Cassini is the most sophisticated space probe ever built. Launched in 1997 as a joint NASA/European Space Agency mission, it took seven years to journey to Saturn. It’s been orbiting the sixth planet from the sun ever since, sending back data of immense scientific value and images of magnificent beauty. Cassini now begins one last campaign. Dubbed the Grand Finale, it will end on Sept. 15 with the probe plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, where it will burn up. Continue Reading →

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Billings leadership coach fires up Missoula businesswomen


Invoking the legacy of a pioneering NASA mathematician, a leadership development coach from Billings implored several hundred Missoula businesswomen Saturday to “showcase” their value. Eryka Johnson told the annual Missoula Businesswomen’s Network Symposium that she had to learn that lesson herself, after nearly failing in her first years as a mechanical engineer for ExxonMobil. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Young computer science student shoots for the stars


Kobi Hudson is still a little embarrassed about how he acquired an intense interest in computer science. “I was just really against the idea of taking a foreign language in high school,” he said. So when he heard that some colleges gave foreign-language credits for computer science classes, “I said, ‘Heck yeah!’” (more…) Continue Reading →

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