This Is What It’s Like to Drive on a Glow-in-the-Dark Highway | The Atlantic

In the Dutch city of Oss, 60 miles southeast of Amsterdam, there’s a highway named N329. During the day, N329 is a stretch of road like so many others around the world—paved, painted, studded with signs. At night, however, N329—a 500-meter stretch of it, anyway—transforms. Its markings glow in the dark. 

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"The connected car will give a lot more intelligence and visibility to drivers. The usage of a car will be much more different, based on the cloud. The car will do what you want. You can play, sleep, drive, be productive in the car, and this will be a totally different place to commute and to be mobile."Gerhard BaumIBM Auto Industry & Cloud ExpertMaking EV-friendly roads

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"The connected car will give a lot more intelligence and visibility to drivers. The usage of a car will be much more different, based on the cloud. The car will do what you want. You can play, sleep, drive, be productive in the car, and this will be a totally different place to commute and to be mobile."

Gerhard Baum
IBM Auto Industry & Cloud Expert
Making EV-friendly roads

This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle | Grist
A team from Durham, N.C., designed the semi-enclosed, three-wheeled contraption to marry the best aspect of bikes and cars. The result is a low-impact EV that gives you some protection from the elements and plenty of room for groceries. Pedal when you can, but let the solar-powered battery kick in if you’re hauling bags of kitty litter uphill.

This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle | Grist

A team from Durham, N.C., designed the semi-enclosed, three-wheeled contraption to marry the best aspect of bikes and cars. The result is a low-impact EV that gives you some protection from the elements and plenty of room for groceries. Pedal when you can, but let the solar-powered battery kick in if you’re hauling bags of kitty litter uphill.

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social
Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social

Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.

IBM scientists in India create a device that could power lights, fans and phone chargers with discarded laptop batteries | IBM Research Blog
By using discarded laptop batteries, we created a device that could power lights, fans and mobile phone chargers. The specific prototype we built was able to provide around 20 Watt-hours of energy. In other words, it can power a 5W DC light bulb for about four hours before running out of charge.

IBM scientists in India create a device that could power lights, fans and phone chargers with discarded laptop batteries | IBM Research Blog

By using discarded laptop batteries, we created a device that could power lights, fans and mobile phone chargers. The specific prototype we built was able to provide around 20 Watt-hours of energy. In other words, it can power a 5W DC light bulb for about four hours before running out of charge.

This small city’s police department builds an app, nabs big data to find and fight the bad guys | Fast Company
Last year the Rochester Police Department (RPD) decided to build an app to keep its officers’ 160 work smartphones connected and in communication when on the job. Like other tech-savvy departments, including the New York Police Department and the San Francisco Police Department, chief of services for the RPD Captain Tim Heroff decided his cops needed identity-researching apps on their phones.

This small city’s police department builds an app, nabs big data to find and fight the bad guys | Fast Company

Last year the Rochester Police Department (RPD) decided to build an app to keep its officers’ 160 work smartphones connected and in communication when on the job. Like other tech-savvy departments, including the New York Police Department and the San Francisco Police Department, chief of services for the RPD Captain Tim Heroff decided his cops needed identity-researching apps on their phones.