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July 8, 2015

How does the public compare with scientists on key issues?

Answer: not well

July 7, 2015

Can the Apple Watch Enhance Student Achievement?

A research team from Penn State University will try to find out how student learning can be enhanced by applying what's known about self-regulation and learning strategies.

July 7, 2015

Indiana Leads the Way in Visualization, Mobility and Analytics Integration

Amid achievements, state officials continue to add technical and programmatic value with their efforts in the use of new mobile tools.

July 7, 2015

Google Testing Self-Driving Vehicles in Austin

The test drives come after years of experimenting with its groundbreaking autonomous vehicle technology almost exclusively in California.

July 7, 2015

New Water-Main Tech Hits Soquel Creek, Calif.

Instead of thousands of gallons of water spurting out of hydrants to be swallowed up by nearby storm drains, the 15-minute process lets out just a dribble of water that district workers use to test quality.

July 7, 2015

Oakland, Calif.’s Real-Time Crime Map Uses Data to Drive Community Engagement

Users can view the latest criminal and emergency activity on a map as it is filtered through the Oakland Police Department’s 911-dispatch system.

July 7, 2015

Marijuana Home Growers’ Effect on Colorado Power Grid Proves Substantial

About two dozen residential growers have burned out their electric transformers or meters over the past three years, with overloads that could have sparked house fires.

July 7, 2015

SeeClickFix's New $1.6 Million in Funding a Good Sign for Local Govs

The reporting platform is expected to double in size and expand the type and quality of services offered.

July 7, 2015

Washington Residents a Popular Mark for Identity Theft

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Washington saw the nation’s second-highest rate of identity theft complaints in 2014.

July 7, 2015

Transportation Trumps ‘No Taxes’ in Many States

Tired of waiting for federal transportation dollars, eight states either hiked gas taxes or scaled back a planned cut to bring in more money.

July 7, 2015

Though Some See Clean Air as Unaffordable, It’s Ultimately Worth the Costs

Contrary to the impression created by last week's decision by the Supreme Court to delay new limits on power plant pollution, the EPA did calculate the costs of imposing new limits on the amount of toxins power plants could release into the air.

July 7, 2015

Virginia Eyes Cutting-Edge Tech on Mission to Become Industry Leader

With one of his first executive orders, Gov. Terry McAuliffe created a commission to study the state's cyber-risks and how to build the industry in Virginia. He re-upped that commission earlier this year.

July 7, 2015

Unidentified Hacker Puts Digital Eavesdropping Software’s Client List Online

The lens into HackingTeam, a company that helps law enforcement hack into digital networks, could confirm the suspicions of civil rights advocates, who’ve called for greater transparency and more restrictions related to surveillance.

July 7, 2015

Washington County, Ore., Considered for Google Fiber Expansion

If plans continue, the county would oversee access to public rights-of-way in unincorporated areas and coordinate with local city governments on the network's design and construction.

July 7, 2015

Chelan County, Wash., PUD Closes Data-Mining Loophole

Commissioners approved a new utility moratorium, which is based not on total energy requested, but on the intensity of the energy use.

July 7, 2015

What form of payment authentication is MasterCard now piloting?

Answer: selfies

July 6, 2015

CIOs Rethink the IT Department

IT chiefs react to looming retirements and tech changes.

July 6, 2015

Hillsborough, Fla., Courts Still Struggle with Access to Online Records

The goal to allow public access to certain documents online requires testing and configuration of the computer network and case management system.

July 6, 2015

Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers, Take Over Nation’s Workforce

Employers are looking at ways to ensure they're ready for a workforce that's more diverse, socially minded, tech savvy and creative, and who also want feedback.

July 6, 2015

Mobile App Serves as Recovering Addicts’ Equivalent to Facebook

Today, about 2,500 people use the test version of iRecoverApp to find and instant-message other recovering addicts in their area.