Technology

Millions refunded due to cramming

Millions refunded due to cramming

The country’s four largest wireless companies – Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Corporation –  have agreed to refund customers $267.5 million following an investigation into unauthorized charges. The Federal Communications Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau led the investigation. According to the FCC website, cramming most often occurs when telephone companies allow other providers of […]

Officials: 2nd hack exposed military, intel data

Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second cyberbreach of federal records that could dramatically compound the potential damage. The forms authorities believed to have been accessed, known as Standard Form 86, require […]

Gulf Power and military bringing large-scale solar power to area

Gulf Power and military bringing large-scale solar power to area

Gulf Power is partnering with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to build solar energy farms at three different facilities across Northwest Florida. Today, the utility submitted the renewable projects to the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) for approval. The projects could be in service as early as December 2016. “This is an important […]

County researching use for landfill gas

County researching use for landfill gas

Santa Rosa County recently installed a landfill gas, or LFG, collection and control system along with a blower/flare station at the Central Landfill in Milton. The end use of the collected LFG is still being studied. However, the three primary end uses are electrical generation, conversion of LFG to compressed natural gas, or CNG, or […]

Campers focus on fins, flippers

Campers focus on fins, flippers

Even as summer winds down, Navarre Beach Marine Station (NBMSS) summer camps are still in full swing. Kindergartners through second graders last week attended Fins and Flippers. The camp could be described as an introduction to NBMSS. “We talk about turtles and dolphins and sea otters,” said camp leader Emily Simon, referring to the mammals that […]

Getting girls excited about science

Getting girls excited about science

Nearly 30 middle school girls from Santa Rosa County are experiencing science in fun and exciting ways June 23 – 27 at Pensacola State College. PEGASUS (Play, Engage, Grow, Achieve … Summer of Uplifting Science) is an effort to engage young females to participate in science and technology activities. Read more in the July 3 […]

Update: 4th turtle nest found

Update: 4th turtle nest found

From May 1 to June 19, Navarre Beach had no “turtle action.” But since then, four loggerhead turtle nests have been discovered in various locations along the beach. Volunteers remind beachgoers to stay clear of the nests, which are clearly marked. Additionally, at the end of your beach visit, please remove any items that you […]

Emerald Warrior begins April 28

Emerald Warrior begins April 28

Local residents are used to spotting military aircraft along the Emerald Coast, but starting April 28, they may see some that don’t look too familiar. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is hosting Emerald Warrior, an annual joint training exercise, from April 28 through May 9. According to AFSOC, Emerald Warrior includes personnel and equipment […]

FCAT faces technology challenges

FCAT faces technology challenges

This week, public school students across the state are taking the very last FCAT, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, before the state will fully implement the Florida Standards Common Core curriculum in the 2014-2015 school year. Bill Emerson, assistant superintendent for Santa Rosa County schools, said that each year, the state has been adding a […]

Video games serve as creative outlet

Video games serve as creative outlet

For Gulf Breeze Middle School student Tanner Williams, an interest in video games has led him to discover a new talent for making and editing game-play videos on his YouTube channel, LegendOfGuiga. Williams, 14, started making the game-play videos two months ago as a way to interact with other gamers online. He has made more […]