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Data Is The New Astrology

Maude Standish | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Maude Standish

With wearable technology, data will become the new astrology. We will use it to divine our personal futures and deconstruct our present. It will alter the "human ideal" and change the meaning of what we think of as "success."

Heavy Traffic and New Computer System Disrupted Web Site, Bank of America Says

The New York Times | Nelson D. Schwartz | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

After nearly a week of interruptions and slowdowns that made its Web site inaccessible at times, Bank of America said Wednesday the problems stemmed f...

Energy Efficiency on the Rebound

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

That there is a rebound effect is clear. How large of one is the question. If emission reduction goals turn out to be illusory, we will be in climate-change trouble.

City Planning Classic On Environmental Efficiency (VIDEO)

Progressive Book Club | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Progressive Book Club In the annals of urban design and city planning, no book holds a higher place than The Death and Life of Great American Cities ...

Waste Not Want Not: City Living is the Way to a Wealthier Nation

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Petro

To reduce the country's excessive energy consumption, we need to make our new and existing suburbs more like cities. This means embracing the principles of smart growth and transit-oriented development.

New York City Is Greener Than Vermont

TIME | Claire Suddath Thursday, Sep. 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers, take heart: your city is a den of dirt and grime and gluttony no more. According to David Owen, author of Green Metropolis: What the City...