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  • Tapping into the power of the sun
    Solar power was touted as a potential solution to the energy crisis of the 1970s, but it never really caught on after the crisis passed. Now, advocates say the technology exists for solar power to become a part of our energy portfolio.Midmorning, September 17, 2009
  • Digital TV conversion not going well for some
    Nielsen Media Research estimates there are more than 22,000 households in the Twin Cities metro area that haven't made the switch to digital TV, but for those that have, many are reporting reception problems they are not pleased with.July 22, 2009
  • Airport using Twitter to communicate with travelers
    The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is using the Twitter social-networking service to send short text messages to folks who want to keep up with what's happening at the airport.July 21, 2009
  • Google's new OS: Too soon to hype?
    Future Tense's Jon Gordon talks with analyst Michael Cherry about how Microsoft will be affected by Google's proposed new operating system.July 8, 2009
  • Minn. TV stations complete DTV switch tonight
    Minnesota TV stations complete their switch to digital-only broadcasts Friday. About one-third of the TV stations went digital-only in previous months. A few are switching the day of the federal deadline.June 12, 2009
  • St. Cloud looks to lure high-tech businesses with fast Internet
    St. Cloud is one of the nation's most wired cities, comparable to major metropolitan areas, including Minneapolis, and there's a new campaign to recruit high-technology companies to the downtown area.June 11, 2009
  • U of M team wins solar-car race
    A team from the University of Minnesota has won a solar-car race in Texas.June 8, 2009
  • Most Minnesotans ready for DTV switch Friday
    The new digital TV deadline is almost here. On Friday, June 12, all TV stations stop their old-style analog broadcasts and switch to digital-only transmissions. Congress delayed the switch from last February out of concern many people weren't ready. But the vast majority of Minnesotans are ready now.June 8, 2009
  • Microsoft development team moving to St. Paul
    Another technology-related company has decided to move its headquarters to the capital city.June 4, 2009
  • US accidentally releases secret list of nuclear sites
    The government accidentally posted on the Internet a list of government and civilian nuclear facilities and their activities in the United States, but a U.S. official said Wednesday the posting included no information that compromised national security.June 3, 2009
  • Innovation in an age of change
    The best organizations thrive in part because of a revolutionary and innovative spirit that constantly shapes their strategy. It's a spirit that global strategist Joshua Cooper Ramo says can be found in organizations ranging from Google to Hezbollah, and needs to be rediscovered by many of America's largest institutions.Midmorning, June 2, 2009
  • What does the Google outage tell us about the Internet giant?
    If you trying to do an internet search earier today or have G-mail, you may have noticed some trouble with access to Google. The internet giant is reporting that some users couldn't access those e-mail accounts, or even the search engine for sometime this morning.May 14, 2009
  • 'Four Boxes' comes home
    A much anticipated Minnesota-made film gets its local premiere at the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival tonight. "Four Boxes" is a thriller shot in Rosemount by friends who met years ago at the Childrens Theater.April 29, 2009
  • Retailers called on to help minority groups make DTV transition
    Local and national organizations are calling on retailers to help people in minority communities with the government transition to all digital television broadcast.April 17, 2009
  • Twitter nation
    Everyone's doing it these days. Celebrities, politicians, athletes, even jurors. Tweeting that is. Midmorning examines the Twitter phenomenon, and what it means for the evolution of the Web.Midmorning, March 13, 2009

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