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February 9, 2016

Which technology is letting people get a closer look at Taiwan’s recent earthquake?

Answer: 3-D modeling

February 8, 2016

Hackers Obtain Nearly 30,000 FBI, DHS Employees' Personal Information

In two days, contact information of about 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 DHS employees was published.

February 8, 2016

Google's Autonomous Vehicles May Charge Wirelessly

According to Google FCC filings, the company is partnering with two firms to experiment with wireless charging of driverless cars.

February 8, 2016

New York's Media Arts Map Serves as Central Index for Flourishing Media, Tech Arts World

Version 3 of the New York State Council on the Arts' interactive map brings cohesion to what is otherwise an overwhelming number of projects and exhibits.

February 8, 2016

Cybersecurity Challenges, Opportunities Discussed at Dedication of Expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker noted an increased need for improved communication with private-sector companies, something spurred further by the ever-growing number of devices connecting to the Internet of Things.

February 8, 2016

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Education Portal Paints Better Picture for Strategic Planning, Program Forecasting

The portal is helping the band to understand the lives of its students, and officials want to explore a machine-learning algorithm that can help uncover even more new insights within the next year.

February 8, 2016

How Should America Fund its Highways in the 21st Century?

Obama's proposal to add $10 tax to crude oil raises the thorny question of whether the U.S. can continue to fund its highway infrastructure with a fuel tax that hasn't changed since 1993.

February 8, 2016

In a New York City Neighborhood, the Challenges – and Potential – for America’s Urban Future

Frederick Wiseman's documentary 'In Jackson Heights' explores the joys, struggles, victories and defeats of one of the most diverse communities in the country.

February 8, 2016

Why Isn’t Bike-Sharing More Popular?

Bike-share providers shouldn’t ignore the elephant in the room: consumers’ fears about safety.

February 8, 2016

Sacramento, Calif., Utility Scraps Hydroelectric Plant

The utility estimated the project to cost $1.45 billion, and an investment of that size would significantly limit choices to pursue other power-generation technologies.

February 8, 2016

Tennessee Governor Voices Criticism on State Broadband Bill

Proposed legislation would lift restrictions on where municipal utilities can offer services, allowing them to expand into rural areas.

February 8, 2016

Austin’s Google Fiber Rollout Advancing Despite Obstacles

The service has reached some Austin neighborhoods and delivered high speed Internet, but some are complaining of the increased traffic congestion caused by Google Fiber's construction.

February 8, 2016

Policymakers Need to Listen to Social Media

In gathering public input, governments remain stuck in a world of public hearings and postal mail.

February 8, 2016

U.S. Senator Seeks Federal Drone Regulation, Eyes Two Techs to Control Drones Flying into Commercial Airspace

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is meeting with aviation leaders who say drones need to be federally regulated to ensure they don't get too close to airplanes landing or taking off from airports around the country.

February 8, 2016

California Lawmakers Look to Fund Early Earthquake Warning System

Congress and President Obama have already kicked in about half of the $16 million annual cost to operate the program, but officials have said West Coast states ought to contribute substantial amounts of money for the network.

February 8, 2016

Potential for Helping Spot Terrorists on Social Media is Huge

Scouring social media for users who are potentially dangerous is an ongoing battle in which the goal is continually evolving. Security officials are looking for ways to spot terrorists and not just bots.

February 8, 2016

U.S. DOT Announces 77 Applicants for Smart City Challenge

Cities large and small from across the country have submitted applications for the $50 million contest.

February 8, 2016

What item did Amazon Japan recently add to its storefront?

Answer: monk delivery

February 5, 2016

New York CIO Declares Looming Staff Crisis

Before a joint budget hearing, New York CIO Maggie Miller explained why her agency has been forced to hire hundreds of expensive contractors instead of investing in a permanent workforce.

February 5, 2016

Twitter Continues Fight Against Extremist Accounts

The social media giant announced that since it began targeting users threatening or promoting terrorist activities in mid-2015, it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts .