Archive for September 2009

San Francisco this Saturday: come tour the cosmos with Sensible City

West Coast Green’s speakers, panelists, sponsors and conference participants will gather Oct. 3 for an evening of dancing, libations and music under the swooping living roof of the largest LEED Platinum-rated public building in the world, The California Academy of Sciences. Sensible City presents: Perceiving Home: An Ecological View of the Cosmos Visions of the…

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New Orleans Channel 4 Features Quizdom

Click here to watch the video. JEFFERSON, La. – There are still the typical desks and chairs and textbooks, but classrooms throughout the metro area these days are officially in the digital age. School districts are making a big push to get the latest technology into classrooms. Officials say they have no choice but to…

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Drive-By-Wire finally gets due ink – John Fuller

So there you are, settled into your seat as you take hold of the joystick. Pushing the control up moves your vehicle forward, while pushing it side to side steers the car left or right. Ready to go, you jam the throttle forward, gaining speed. Your car accelerates faster and faster — that is, until…

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Google “Favorite Places” launch with Gavin Newsom and Marissa Mayer

http://google.com/favoriteplaces | A brief overview of the Google Maps Favorite Places project and launch event at San Francisco City Hall, 7/15/09. Favorite Places is a project on Google Maps to call attention to all the interesting places and businesses that are found online. Watch Google Vice President Marissa Mayer and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom…

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CF: Jesse Fox @ Treehugger speaks with Stacy Frost

Stacey Frost is an interesting woman, to say the least. When this former cattle rancher, neuropsychologist and options trader decided to focus on renovating historical buildings, she became acutely aware of the need for greater sustainability in the urban environment. The result was Urban Re:Vision, a year-long, six-part international design competition to stimulate innovative thinking…

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