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Mar 23, 2016

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Christina

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Google and the Feds Team Up to Build the City of the Future

GOOGLE’S GOING TO wield its mastery of big data to power the city of the future—just as soon as the federal government chooses one. The Department of Transportation announced it is working with Sidewalk Labs, Google's smart-cities research unit, under its Smart City Challenge. The contest invites...

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Mar 1, 2016

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Deirdre

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Is There a Digital Hood? Penn Nursing Study Shows Disadvantaged Youth Can’t Get Away from Negative Interactions, Whether on the Street or Online

A new, novel study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that there is an alarming connection between the negative social interactions disadvantaged youth experience in both the neighborhoods they live in and on social media.

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Nov 30, 2015

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Emily S

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EPA to use drone technology at Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site

EPA will conduct a routine inspection of the Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site using a drone mounted with a camera. This is the first time that EPA is using drone technology to inspect areas of the piles that are difficult to access on foot. The images taken by the drone will be used by EPA to...

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