November 25, 2015 Artist Craig Ward used what medium for a recent art project? Answer: bacteria from the NYC subway November 24, 2015 Researchers: The World Could Go Green by 2050 The technological capability exists for the entire world to be powered with renewable energy, researchers have found. It's the political willpower that's in question. November 24, 2015 Hillsboro, Ore., Becoming Regional Hub for Data Centers The state exempts data centers from local property taxes, covering the facilities' largest operating costs. November 24, 2015 How Should Uber Be Regulated? States and cities are trying to figure out how to regulate — and tax — rapidly growing companies that connect passengers with drivers through a mobile app. November 24, 2015 Known for Fast Cars, Indianapolis Takes Up Bicycling Indianapolis has transformed itself into a walkable bicycling metropolis — and if you still need a car, there’s an electric option. November 24, 2015 Federal Agencies Fail to Protect Public Data Across the Board The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee released a scorecard grading federal agencies, and many have disappointed with lack of protections. November 24, 2015 Transportation Planning Needs to Evolve As a new report makes clear, few of our urban areas are adapting to the changes that are revolutionizing the way we get around. November 24, 2015 NY State Police App Lets Citizens Report Terrorist-Related Activity The app is part of the "See Something, Send Something" campaign that encourages citizens to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. November 24, 2015 California to Manage Groundwater Basins Using Reporting Website, Online Maps The California Department of Water Resources is launching a series of new boundaries that are easily accessible through a new Web portal. November 24, 2015 Google Spills Its Work Secrets and Gives Lessons in Boosting Creativity Why asking potential employees “how many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” won't get you the best staff. November 24, 2015 Flood-Prone East Coast City Plans Microgrid to Keep Power on for the Vulnerable Hoboken, N.J., is planning a microgrid, powered by natural gas and renewable energy, to help keep the power on for emergency responders and some citizens. November 24, 2015 Chicago PD Defends Secrecy of Stingray Cell Simulator Locations The department argued that the tech falls under exemption for specialized policing techniques that are generally not known to the public. November 24, 2015 Auto, Tech Leaders Explore a Future Without Drivers Speakers at the Los Angeles Auto Show said they believe that as vehicles learn to drive themselves, fewer people will own cars. November 24, 2015 What new regulation may drone operators soon face? Answer: registration November 23, 2015 North Carolina CIO Chris Estes Leaves Government for Private Sector It's back to consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for Chris Estes, the North Carolina CIO of nearly three years. November 23, 2015 Florida Governor Recommends $4.3 Million IT Budget Increase After some years of uncertainty, Florida has a CIO and a CISO, and it may soon have the funding needed to rebuild the state's IT. November 23, 2015 3 Smart City Trends to Expect in 2016 Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities movement. November 23, 2015 Cyber-Espionage Act Attracts Opposition The law is meant to protect the trade secrets of American business, but many believe it would hurt small business -- and that a federal law is unnecessary since there are already strong state laws. November 23, 2015 Georgia Data Release Prompts Audit After the accidental release of 6 million voters' information, the employee responsible has been fired and an auditing agency will review the department. November 23, 2015 Open Data Activists Reach Settlements With Seattle Police, Others Over the past several years, the Center for Open Policing has sued the city of Seattle, the State Patrol and the Tacoma Police Department over access to public records and strategically rolled the resulting financial victories into its work.