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Hill Air Force Base is involved in a demonstration project to use hundreds of small, low-wattage sensors, which require neither batteries or a separate power supply. The sensors “harvest” energy from their ambient environments.
As the definition of literacy evolves to include digital and technological literacy, libraries are also evolving to include new technologies in their offerings to meet a wide range of community needs.
Middletown, Conn., leaders have decided the virtual meeting format adopted during the pandemic will remain — and incorporate AI. The new approach is offering residents unprecedented opportunity to engage in town business.
Each year, about 3,000 people in the United States are killed in crashes involving distracted drivers.
Plus, Maine rolls out an innovation challenge around advancing the state's clean energy sector; New Mexico welcomes an aerospace-technology collaborative program hub; Microsoft shares open data campaign tips; and more.
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services in Texas has incorporated augmented and virtual reality into its training process, allowing first responders to prepare more effectively for mass-casualty events.
As the vehicle market evolves, industry insiders debate the future of hydrogen fuel cells, and how the most plentiful element in the universe can be the answer to renewable energy and zero-emissions transportation.
A three-month pilot project to test small, electric autonomous shuttles in North Carolina launched at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills. The project will inform other driverless initiatives in the state.

Sonoma County, Calif., is implementing artificial intelligence technology to help emergency management workers detect wildfires before they spread out of control. Could this be the blueprint for other at-risk counties?
The City Council in Cheyenne authorized the creation of a group to bring technology experts into the government’s decision-making process to promote a technology-driven environment for businesses.
Local governments found themselves with pressing needs during the pandemic, and pilot programs testing automated shuttles stepped up to help — for example, by delivering COVID-19 tests and meals.
AI-powered software is helping match jobseekers to positions and evaluate candidates, but the proprietary nature of these algorithms makes it challenging to assess whether they’re treating all applicants fairly.
The next generation of quantum technology is emerging from research labs and into commercialization, with the Denver and Boulder area attracting early leaders in the space such as Honeywell Quantum Solutions.
On the second day of the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, private- and public-sector tech officials discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted smart city efforts and initiatives and positioned them for the future.
Deuce Drone, an unmanned aerial delivery startup, has plans to begin making deliveries for local retailers in the Legacy Village shopping center. The drone technology relies on coded mats to pinpoint landing zones.
Even unintentional racial bias can have long-lasting impact, particularly when making decisions about kids in the foster care system. Training via virtual reality can help eliminate those biases in the field.
The installation of so-called electronic noses is part of the city’s plan to require more than 330 industrial facilities inside its boundaries to submit odor control plans that identify sources and mitigation measures.
Republican politicians and privacy advocates are bristling over so-called vaccination passports, with some states moving to restrict their use. Critics say they create different classes of citizens.
Starting July 1, a statewide ban on facial recognition technology will go into effect as part of House Bill 2031. Law enforcement agencies will need legislative approval prior to using the controversial technology.
Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are now able to order food from vendors using their phones or laptops. Their orders are supposed to be delivered by rolling droid within 15 to 30 minutes.