COPENHAGEN — On a busy road in the center of town here, a string of green lights embedded in the bike path — the “Green Wave” — flashes on, helping cyclists avoid red traffic lights.
On a main artery into the city, truck drivers can see on smartphones when the next light will change. And in a nearby suburb, new LED streetlights brighten only as vehicles approach, dimming once they pass. Continue reading Copenhagen Lighting the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities
Phillip Hughes was remembered at his funeral in his home town of Macksville on Wednesday as a champion cricketer who left the bush for the big smoke but never forgot his roots.
Continue reading Phillip Hughes farewelled by thousands at Macksville funeral
In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft. Continue reading Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices Are Plummeting
Former Test batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition in hospital on Wednesday morning after a short-pitched delivery struck his head during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world.
Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant’s exam when he was just five years old.
Ayan, now six, whose father is an IT consultant, has set up his own computer network at home.
Continue reading Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam
Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) — Gunshots rattled a peaceful, packed Florida State University library early Thursday, with three people getting hurt as hundreds of students huddled between bookshelves before police encountered and killed the gunman outside. Continue reading Gunman reported at Florida State University campus
(CNN) — A Honduran beauty queen who went missing just days before she was set to head off to participate in the Miss World pageant has been found dead, along with her sister, a patrolman from the Honduras National Criminal Investigations Office told CNN. Continue reading Honduran beauty queen found dead
China’s online retail giant Alibaba says it has seen nearly $7bn (£4.4bn) of sales so far from its annual ‘Singles’ Day’ shopping event.
Seventeen hours in, the firm said sales had already hit $6.96bn, with industry analysts predicting that sales could surpass $8bn this year.
Last year, Alibaba recorded sales of $5.75bn and shipped more than 150 million packages.
Continue reading Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales near $7bn
President Barack Obama spoke about the midterm elections Wednesday, telling every American — including those who didn’t vote — “I hear you.” Continue reading Obama Outlines Immediate Goals For Congress, Including Force Against ISIS
The realities of further fiscal consolidation present us with an opportunity to fundamentally re-shape public service provision.
In the words of Beth Simone Noveck, former aide to Barack Obama: “What business do you know, what other sector of the economy, and especially one as big as the public sector, that doesn’t seek to reinvent its business model on a regular basis?”
Continue reading The future of public services in the 21st century