Technology & Entrepreneurship

For the past six months, I've been checking in with Hunter Waite. He's a Southwest Research Institute planetary scientist, and a principal investigator on the Cassini spacecraft. 

NASA

"We're not the one with the monkeys," goes the joke from Southwest Research Institute staff when talking to stakeholders or describing themselves to San Antonians.

They are distinguishing themselves from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the other prominent independent research organization on a patch of land near Interstate 410 and Culebra. 

*Updated 3:30 p.m.

A tool released by USAA Labs late Thursday night allows homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey to get a sense of what their coastal home may be like when they finally get access. 

Using aerial photos and image mapping technology, they created a map.

BiblioTech

One in four San Antonio homes doesn't have Internet access according to the U.S. Census' American Community Survey. Entrenched poverty has led to San Antonio ranking 19th worst for home access.

Courtesy Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The San Antonio City Council has voted to loan $250,000 to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute for a new high-security lab.  

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