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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 ...

DETROIT — In a city where residents are still fleeing at a historic rate, there is no shortage of clichéd reminders that this place has been redefined by abandonment: crumbling factories, blocks filled with boarded-up houses, and empty streets overgrown with weeds.

The City of San Francisco is expanding its program of "parklets" — small public patio-like spaces built on parking spots.
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March 24, 2011

Federal, state and local authorities in northern West Virginia have announced the creation of a unit that will try to slow the flow of drugs coming into the state on major highways.

The National Conference of State Legislatures Web site is cataloging actions and legislation pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, enabling comparison among states.

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March 23, 2011

Virginia law-enforcement agencies now have another way to solve cases, searching DNA databases to match evidence at a crime scene with the DNA of family members of a suspected criminal. "This new technology will allow forensic experts to develop leads otherwise unavailable to law enforcement officers that can expedite the ...

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