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October 25, 2011

In Munster, Ind., a school system turned to laptops and interactive computer programs in a million-dollar digital makeover that included a rental laptop for every student.

Financial literacy becoming part of school curriculum

As budget cuts threaten to close state parks, non-profit groups and communities are stepping in and taking over.

October 19, 2011

MUNSTER, Ind. — Laura Norman used to ask her seventh-grade scientists to take out their textbooks and flip to Page Such-and-Such. Now, she tells them to take out their laptops.

Ever see someone parked illegally and wanted to do something about it? Your chance might be coming.

October 18, 2011

In some crime-ridden cities, police turn to unconventional methods to shut down drug markets, cut gun violence and prevent drunken driving.

Chat-downs are just the latest "first" for Boston's airport since 9/11. Airport officials swore another such day would never happen.

Quincy, Massachusetts is planning to clear out 50 acres of its city center and build $1.3 billion in retail shops, offices, parking garages and more, plus $300m in new infrastructure. A new financial model is making it possible.
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October 12, 2011

University of Maryland researchers get contract to develop a framework for developing and testing intelligent control systems.

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Hundreds of law enforcement agencies are trying out body-mounted video cameras, but their effect is uncertain.

More than 60 years ago, in his "Foundation" series, the science fiction novelist Isaac Asimov invented a new science — psychohistory — that combined mathematics and psychology to predict the future.

October 11, 2011

Homeless people looking for work will be able to get rides to job interviews and training programs thanks to a new program sponsored by a group of public and private agencies.

As predictive analytics becomes an emerging trend in the business world, DHS tests project to screen people for behaviors linked to violence or crime before it happens.

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October 9, 2011

Four states will begin using the service in January; immigrant rights groups worry Homeland Security will abuse the biometric database.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and business leaders from throughout Connecticut have partnered to launch Startup Connecticut, a new initiative to support entrepreneurship throughout the state. Startup Connecticut is the latest in a national effort coordinated by the Startup America Partnership to help small businesses create jobs. Connecticut is the third state to adopt a Startup [...]

October 7, 2011

A growing number of teachers digitally record lessons, then upload them to iTunes and assign them as homework.

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