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April 16, 2011

The standards agency has posted photos of scientific instruments developed over its 110-year history to its digital archive and is asking for help identifying and placing them in historical context.

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April 14, 2011

Veterans Affairs teams up with health IT group to reduce time needed to access medical records.

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The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
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As a contingency plan for future storms, a dozen officers are learning how to get into locked cars, prep vehicles for towing and operate the trucks.

Police agencies are using social networks to identify and capture suspects, but the officers need to be careful using the sites, panelists said at a conference April 5.

North Carolina has launched a statewide aerial photography project designed to give first responders a clear picture of the landscape of the state. The project will be funded through a $12.3 million grant and will provide images to 100 counties statewide. Those images will be captured in such a way to present an accurate street [...]

April 13, 2011

April 5, 2011

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office is trying a new legal maneuver to try to stamp out graffiti - it's charging 10 graffiti writers with violating unfair competition laws because they're selling works on the strength of reputations built on vandalism.

For Release Friday, April 1, 2011 Steam powered the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century. Oil fueled the Global Economy of the 20th Century. The Digital Age of the 21st Century is clearly being driven by brainpower. That makes education a key edge in global competition. Yet for all the focus on schools and [...]

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Health and Human Services recognizes six software tools that are leading the way in innovation for the agency.

March 31, 2011

A project now being considered by the City of Vancouver, B.C., would overhaul a handful of shipping containers to provide housing for the homeless.
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March 30, 2011

MTA testing new technology to warn of turnsThe Maryland Transit Administration has equipped 10 of its vehicles with "talking bus" technology to warn people who might otherwise be oblivious that a several-ton behemoth is about to cross their paths.

March 28, 2011

San Antonio launched a bike-sharing program this weekend, the first of its type in Texas.

March 27, 2011

Inferno! It's tough to smother a roaring blaze with water alone, but using an electric wave blaster firefighters could someday snuff out flames by zapping them with pulses of electric current. dvs via Flickr
In some respects, firefighting technology has come a long way over the past several decades—we now have flame suppressing foams and powders for instance, as well as new ways of delivering them to the fire. But fundamentally, we're still fighting fires the old fashioned way: point hose/bucket/pressurized container and drench. But a team of Harvard researchers envisions a day when firefighters ...

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