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How To Make Rush Hour Less Deadly And Terrible

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology

Rush hour in a city is no picnic, but it could get much better if moving cars communicated with each other. Much of the technology that could perfect...

Apprenticeship Programs at Community Colleges

Tom Snyder | Posted 01.06.2017 | College
Tom Snyder

As a country, having enough people trained in the skills that apprenticeships provide could keep many jobs from going overseas. We should commit ourselves to apprenticeship programs. As one student said to me: "Apprenticeship was my golden ticket to the middle class."

12 Best Gadgets From IFA 2015

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

IFA, Europe's version of the Consumer Electronics Show, ended its annual Berlin run last week. Like CES, IFA serves as the launching pad for thousands...

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 3

Stacy Clark | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Stacy Clark

Part 2 of this three-part series concerning America's first offshore wind farm was an October interview with Cape Wind's Communications Director Mark Rodgers. Rodgers recently recalled the significance of Massachusetts's original windmills to the early economy of Cape Cod:

Musician Recreates Famous Waltz With The Sounds Of Wind Power

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

In a new mini-documentary by Siemens, musician Will Bates harnesses the sounds of wind power in Iowa to recreate Strauss' "Blue Danube." Partnered wit...

10 Common Noises That Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jennifer Gehlen and Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM One in seven people between the ages of 45 and 64 have hearing loss — are you taking the proper precautions to prot...

SOTU: Obama Embraces Public-Private-Partnerships

Michael Likosky | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Obama makes clear that partnerships reduce individuals tax burden. Tying the discussion to the reform of the tax code gives a sense that we can cut taxes and invest in a revenue neutral way. At least in this area.

Wind to Lead Phase-Out of Energy Subsidies?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

What galls Energy Policy Expert Fred Hewitt is that energy subsidies have been a fixture of American policy since the dawn of the fossil fuel era, and yet lawmakers refuse to make subsides for wind anywhere near permanent.

Amazing Young Scientist Creates New Painkiller (VIDEO)

Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen

When 17-year-old Raghav Tripathi's mother injured herself in a skiing accident, she refused to take medication while she was being treated for fear th...

There's Still Hope For The Job Market

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

(Corrects first and 13th paragraphs of story published late on Thursday to show job growth estimates include both factory positions and related empl...

Something Important Is Happening in Charlotte

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I suspect you'd learn a lot more at a working factory about the combination of public policy and private initiative needed to create good jobs on our shores than you would down the street at the convention center.

Ministry Rules Bribes Can't Be Tax Deductible

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business

Sorry, Russian business executives: writing off bribes as tax deductions just isn’t going to fly. That’s what the Russian Finance Ministry rece...

Homeland Security Investigating Cybersecurity Claim

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 10.21.2012 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is looking into claims by a cyber security researcher that flaws in software for s...

Money Well Spent: Why Corruption Continues to Pay

Chris Morgan Jones | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Chris Morgan Jones

The victims of crimes of corruption are diffuse, invisible, and often vulnerable: every dollar paid in bribes tilts the scales further against the most unfortunate in societies where fairness frequently goes unprized.

Don't Believe the Hype on Corporate Bribery

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

Corporations can be prosecuted as criminals and every year some get convicted of crimes. However, over the past decade the government has not stepped up corporate crime enforcement. In fact, the evidence is to the contrary.

Guten Tag, Mitt! Greetings From a European Welfare State

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I wish we had this cool stuff in my country. But we don't. Instead, our government spends money on crippled people and old people and people with mental problems, and fixing old bridges and building highways and hospitals and things like this. We are not so cool as you.

U.S. Government Warns Conglomerate To Fix Security Flaws

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 02.21.2012 | Technology

* Researchers say flaws make systems vulnerable to attack by hackers * Siemens says first fixes will be released in January (Adds comm...

Siemens' Significant Decision -- Abandoning Nuclear Power

Karl Grossman | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Karl Grossman

The just-announced decision by Siemens to withdraw entirely from nuclear power is a significant declaration by a corporation about nuclear power and the world's potential energy future.

'Green News Report' - September 20 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Preside...

Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Home Finds

Mary Kincaid | Posted 10.28.2011 | Style
Mary Kincaid

Today's selections include pieces by Gucci, Noritake, Fornasetti and Eero Aarnio. Be sure to check out the beautiful mid-century desk, the interesting magazine stand and beautiful Art Nouveau Theresienthal glasses set.

The Climate Post: As Markets Dive, Clean Energy Stocks Hit by "Triple Whammy"

Mason Inman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

The stock market took a beating this week, after rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded U.S. bonds -- but clean tech stocks have been falling even faster than the market as a whole.

Iran's Proxy War in Syria Is Shoring Up Assad

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If the current trajectory of Syrian street protests continue at their current, bloody pace, last Friday may be remembered as the epic day Syria's Assad dictatorial dynasty began a fateful, accelerating process of unraveling.

CEO: 'Mismatch' Between Jobs Available, Workers Needed

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

The United States might have millions of unemployed workers, but one company is having a hard time finding people that fit. Eric Spiegel, U.S. regi...

Higher Education's Dirty Little Secret

Arvind Ganesan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Arvind Ganesan

Western universities are undoubtedly under pressure to find financial support, but this does not mean they should allow abusive and corrupt foreign dictators, officials or their families launder their images in exchange for money.

'Connectivism' and Connective Knowledge

Stephen Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Downes

"Connectivism" is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks.