Someday, solar energy could generate two-thirds of our electricity, shoving conventional fuel sources such as coal and natural gas to a backup role, powering generators that run only when supplies are tight.
The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded the money to four universities where scientists are completing a “ShakeAlert” system that has already proved successful in at least two recent reality trials as quakes struck the state.
The police department's new District 3 headquarters building is equipped with 40 geothermal wells, solar panels that can generate 330 kilowatts of energy, and 29 energy zones that allow for unused systems to be turned off.
States nationwide are adopting model legislation that requires them to make published legal data verifiable, which will effectively force them to publish legal data as PDFs -- bringing an era of expanding legal data availability to an end. So U.S. Open Data stepped in.
The system was rooted in the belief that some criminals' methods were unique enough to serve as a kind of behavioral DNA — allowing identification based on how a person acted, rather than their genetic make-up.