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March 27, 2015

What hidden benefit might electric vehicles offer?

Answer: reduced air conditioner use

March 26, 2015

Getting Smarter About a Basic Need

Why connecting communities with technology is vital for economic and social vibrancy.

March 26, 2015

Innovation Lab to Develop Next-Gen Electric Grid in New York

The Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy will simulate, develop, test and deploy a more integrated grid.

March 26, 2015

Can Maryland, Utah Help California Use Tech to Boost Engagement?

The Little Hoover Commission's March 26 hearing focused on transparency, open data and ways to make California a leader in IT service delivery.

March 26, 2015

How Smartphones and Apps are Shaping the Future of Health Care

More hospitals are forced under the Affordable Care Act to track patient outcomes, paving the way for digital health tools to expand.

March 26, 2015

Bill Seeks to Bring High-Speed Internet to Maine's Rural Farmers, Small Businesses

The measure's concept draft seeks to increase funding to the state’s ConnectME Authority in order to expand universal broadband and high-speed Internet into parts of the state that has no access to such service.

March 26, 2015

Millions Ride BRT, Saving Billions

Bus rapid transit is a major success in Latin America. What about in the United States with our suburban sprawl and love of cars?

March 26, 2015

Biometrics Company to Offer Fingerprint, Iris Scans as Security at BWI Airport

The company, New York-based CLEAR, says its scanning kiosks will be integrated into the Transportation Security Administration's existing Pre-Check system.

March 26, 2015

Florida Utility Expands Smart Grid Technology

Florida Power & Light started rolling out its $800 million smart grid in 2010, with help from a$200 million federal grant.

March 26, 2015

How Mobile Technology Makes Transit Convenient

To keep "choice riders" coming back, experts say that transit agencies must offer a ride that is reliable, fast, clean and convenient.

March 26, 2015

Congress Members Urge $16 Million to Fund Earthquake Early Warning System

So far, $6.5 million in federal money has been allocated for the project, which is estimated to cost $38.3 million to build for California, Oregon and Washington.

March 26, 2015

Hawaii Rethinks SURF Strategy, Shifts to Targeted ERP Approach

The governor has cancelled the single ERP procurement process, and the state will instead set out to modernize and improve individual ERP functional areas through more targeted projects.

March 26, 2015

What industries are Google looking to change next?

Answer: TV advertising and bill payment

March 25, 2015

Photo of the Week: Scientists Model Adhesion Tech After Gecko Feet

Scientists have replicated the setae on geckos' feet in the form of microscopic pillars, an array of which on the end of a tool can bond with many surfaces when an object needs to be picked up.

March 25, 2015

8 Countries Ranked on Open Data Progress

A new report ranks top G8 nations based on their signed agreement for open data success.

March 25, 2015

Cost to Earthquake-Proof L.A.'s Crumbling Pipe System? $15 Billion

Mayor Eric Garcetti's call to strengthen Los Angeles' water system is one pillar of his ambitious plan to ready the city for a major earthquake.

March 25, 2015

Bill Would Impose Privacy Restrictions on Drones in Nevada

The bill is aimed at preventing people from using drones to spy on their neighbors, and to prevent stalking and trespassing.

March 25, 2015

8 Things to Know About Oregon's Tech Tax Package

The bill addresses the unusual Oregon taxation methodology known as "central assessment," which values telecom companies' property, in part, based on the value of their brand.

March 25, 2015

Potential for a Bipartisan Bill on Net Neutrality Emerges in Congress

Congressional hearings last week showed the potential for a bipartisan deal, as well as the passions of both sides, which might need to cool before serious negotiations take place.

March 25, 2015

Local Internet Provider Among First to Sue Over FCC Net Neutrality

Texas-based Alamo Broadband in a brief petition argues that the FCC is overstepping its authority with regulations that classify providers as telecommunication entities that cannot manipulate Web traffic.