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April 7, 2013

More than a third of the land in our cities is covered by black asphalt, an exemplary heat trapping surface and major contributor to the urban heat island effect. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley Lab are studying "cool pavement" alternatives.

With the number of cars on the road continuing to rise, boosters of Los Angeless new synchronized traffic system admit it may not be enough to prevent gridlock from worsening.

April 1, 2013

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March 31, 2013

The award-winning Anythink library system is ready to open a new library this summer in Thornton. The Thornton location — set to open June 1 — will replace the Anythink Washington Street location that will close April 12.

The City of New York has launched a new free app providing advice to teens who are sexually active and if parents dont like it, its too bad for them.

Greenwich is aiming to become the first town in Connecticut to have smart street signals.

March 30, 2013

Watch Video Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now: two stories about how children learn.
The first focuses on a Seattle program that uses babies to prevent bullying. A recent study by the University of Virginia found the dropout rate was 29 percent above average in schools with significant levels of teasing and bullying, compared to schools in the study with lower rates.
Our story is part of our ongoing American Graduate series.
At seven-months-old, Claire Fitzpatrick is a typical baby. She is sitting up on her own, eating solid foods and developing a little bit of a mischievous streak. But ...

March 29, 2013

Free outdoor Wi-Fi becomes a reality for the City of Santa Clara this week, with citywide access launched by Silicon Valley Power (SVP) as part of its SVP MeterConnect program. Santa Clara is the first city in the country to provide free outdoor Wi-Fi access for an entire community as part of an advanced electric [...]

For scores of Central Florida foster teens who turn 18 each year, aging out of the state's custody means no place to live, no job, no drivers license and no transportation.

March 26, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is expanding a program in which the interrogations of felony suspects are recorded after their arrests.

U.S. officials are expanding a program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding.

Taking a page from China, the United States is now scouring high schools for hackers, identifying recruits with contests that aim to get students excited about cyberdefense.

March 25, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that the NYC Rapid Repairs program is expected to complete all its work next week.

Mark Wilson looks at the NY MTA's plan to install 90 touch-screen kiosks at subway stations around the city beginning this year. The innovative kiosks will offer rider information, interactive maps, and will even be able to run third-party apps.

New York State will introduce a new drivers license in July that is made of polycarbonate and has other features that officials say will make it virtually impossible to forge.

Developers compete to create mobile apps that solve specific challenges around jobs, health, education and other topics.

March 24, 2013

In a growing trend, school districts pressed for money are allowing students to bring their phones, laptop computers or tablets to be used in the classroom.

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