San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streets

Business / Tech Dec 11, 2019

San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streets

Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are considering requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors ...

Paralympic sports go high tech to broaden fan appeal

Paralympics Dec 5, 2019

Paralympic sports go high tech to broaden fan appeal

Efforts are underway to familiarize the public with the rules of Paralympic sports through simulations making use of advanced technology and radio commentary ahead of the 2020 Games. Those involved in the projects believe the wider exposure could make the sports more fun to watch ...

Technology designed to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

World Dec 3, 2019

Technology designed to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

B. Don Russell wasn't thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University figured he might save a life if his creation could prevent someone from ...