Tech & Science Remember when you were a kid and the idea of flying cars was merely a science fiction vision that seemed completely out of this world? That vision could be one step closer to reality as leaders in the field pour more resources into what is being called Urban Air Mobility (UAM), or automated air transportation of cargo and passengers. In the coming years, technology may progress enough to move some parts of everyday transportation to the sky. As with any technological advancement, UAM comes with challenges, and while many companies are working toward a future in the sky, the promises might at this point seem too far-fetched. It’s no secret that major cities across America are becoming so congested that it takes thousands of people over an hour to get to work in the morning, Chaouki Abdallah, executive vice president of research at Georgia Tech said at a seminar at Georgia Tech on Tuesday. There's also climate change and urban air pollution … [Read more...] about Are Flying Cars Just Science Fiction? Urban Air Mobility Could Solve Some of Transportation’s Most Pressing Problems
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Michael Carolina Can Oklahoma become a state known for innovation excellence? In the late 1980s, Oklahoma’s Legislature looked at the oil bust-ravaged economic landscape of our state and decided it had to create a better future for all Oklahomans. So, in 1987 the Legislature created the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology with a mission to grow and diversify the state’s economy. OCAST has pursued our goal of creating a better future for Oklahoma by creating a suite of innovative, peer-reviewed programs that support technology-based research and development, promote entrepreneurship and encourage the launch of new businesses across the state. Working with our partners at i2E Inc., the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance and the New Product Development Center at Oklahoma State University, OCAST’s efforts have evolved into a strategic initiative and consortium we call the Oklahoma Innovation Model. So, after 30-plus years of existence, where are we … [Read more...] about Carolina: Sparking innovation and job growth across Oklahoma
Culture Rick Genest, the model known for his distinctive tattoos covering his entire body, has been found dead at age 32. Genest, aka Zombie Boy, was found dead at his home in Montreal, Canada, following a suspected suicide. His death was confirmed by his management team on Facebook. “The whole Dulcedo family is shocked and pained by this tragedy,” Dulcedo Management said in a statement (translated from French). “Zombie Boy, Rico, was loved by all those who had the chance to meet him and know him. Icon of the artistic scene and the fashion world, this innovator, against popular culture, has been able to charm all hearts. Recommended Slideshows 101 The 100 Best Films of All Time, According to Critics 61 In Pictures: The 30 Highest-Paid Actors in the World 81 50 Surprising Facts About Queen Elizabeth II “We received the unfortunate news at the beginning of the afternoon and members of the team have come to support his family and … [Read more...] about ‘Zombie Boy’ Model Rick Genest Found Dead at Home Aged 32
Billionaire developer Jeff Greene is an unconventional Democrat running an unconventional campaign for Florida governor. So, naturally, his ideas on how to change Florida's vast public education bureaucracy stem from an unconventional place. Standing in a former West Palm Beach car dealership that he converted two years ago into a school house, Greene explains how the future of Florida's schools lies in shrinking class sizes, replacing letter grades with detailed evaluations and adopting the latest technologies. After all, he says, those are some of the reasons The Greene School is a model for the rest of the state. "It's not that difficult to make changes in education," Greene says matter-of-factly — even though he was so underwhelmed by the state of Palm Beach County schools two years ago that he went ahead and built his own. Dissatisfied with the public and private school options for his three sons, Greene and wife Mei Sze opened their own school in 2016, plunging millions … [Read more...] about Can a billionaire’s private school become a model for public education in Florida?
The publications of 1105 Public Sector Media Group are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Government Innovation Awards. /EIN News/ -- McLean, VA, Aug. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- These awards celebrate transformative government projects, individual change agents and industry partners that are reimagining public-sector IT. True innovation in government is a team effort, and the award categories reflect that collaboration. This year's winners include: 20 Rising Stars, early-career leaders from both government and industry; 25 Industry Innovators, firms that are bringing world-class solutions to their government customers; and 36 Public Sector Innovations, projects from federal, state and local agencies that feature both cutting-edge technology and creative approaches to critical government missions. These winning projects, companies and individuals will be celebrated at the Government Innovation Awards dinner on Nov. 8 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in Northern … [Read more...] about 2018 Government Innovation Award Winners Announced