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MSU researcher part of $19 million NASA mission focused on ‘true brightness’ of stars, secrets of ‘dark energy’

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-06-15 12:00:35

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Mississippi astrophysicist Angelle Tanner is leading the science effort on the $19.5 million Landolt NASA Mission, an initiative to place an artificial star into Earth's orbit. This will enhance telescope calibration and accuracy in star brightness measurements, addressing critical astrophysical challenges like the universe's speed and acceleration. Tanner, managing a $300,000 sub-grant, collaborates with a team using cubesats and telescopes for this mission. The honors LSU Professor Arlo Landolt. Tanner has also been involved in launching a telescope to the moon and discovering a nearby exoplanet. Visit MSU for more details.

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MDMR establishes grant program for certified seafood processors

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-07-12 15:08:55

SUMMARY: The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has launched a grant program for certified seafood processors under the 2019 Mississippi Bonnet Carré Fisheries Disaster Recovery Program to enhance seafood processing methods and . Applications are accepted from July 15 to September 13, 2024. Eligible processors must meet specific criteria, residency and licensing requirements. Reimbursable projects include adopting new processing technologies, infrastructure enhancements, equipment purchases, and facility upgrades. The grant is funded in response to the 2019 Bonnet Carré Spillway . For applications and more information, visit dmr.ms.gov or email 2019bcprocessor@dmr.ms.gov.

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Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded to a third-party platform in security breach

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-07-12 11:55:37

SUMMARY: AT&T disclosed a security breach affecting nearly 109 million customer accounts via a third-party platform. The incident, occurring mostly from May to October 2022, involved AT&T cellular, MVNO, and landline customers' interactions but did not expose sensitive personal data. The breach, attributed to inadequate data storage security, the tracing of call patterns and connections. AT&T emphasized the absence of content, timestamps, Social Security numbers, or names in the compromised data but acknowledged the potential to match phone numbers to individuals using public . The breach is part of a growing trend of cyberattacks on businesses and institutions, highlighting the need for stricter security measures.

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Community members rally behind Aubreigh Wyatt’s family following lawsuit

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www.wxxv25.com – Brooke Parker – 2024-07-09 17:15:43

SUMMARY: People and local businesses from the Coast are supporting the of Aubreigh Wyatt, a 13-year-old who committed suicide due to alleged bullying. Rosita's taco hosted a benefit to with legal fees a against the Wyatt family. The community reacted strongly against a judge's order for the family to take down social posts about Aubreigh. Advocates like Cambre Roberts stress the importance of kindness and dialogue against bullying. Aubreigh's mother, Heather, continues to fight for justice as the community rallies for change and accountability, with a court date set for July 18th.

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