Tag Archives: Smart cities

Robotic space-colony construction, cubesats for Mars, transhumanists on space, and more….

by Amara D. Angelica The International Space Development Conference (ISDC), produced by the National Space Society (NSS) — the happening place to learn about the future of space — kicks off Thursday May 23 and runs through Monday May 27 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, California. ISDC speakers will discuss a wide range of […]

XPrize After Earth challenge

The XPrize Foundation has teamed up with  Sony Pictures Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment to launch a robotics competition celebrating the release of After Earth, in theaters May 31. In Phase 1 of the challenge, teams will create a 2–3 minute video essay that answers targeted questions and describes their thinking on the importance of space exploration, […]

ISPY VS. GSPY

(Credit: Hustvedt/Wikimedia Commons) We are all being watched, whether we like it or not. It is a battle between you and the government — like Mad Magazine’s Spy vs. Spy comic, but it’s gSpy vs. iSpy, Andy Kessler, author of Eat People, writes in The Wall Street Journal. There are thousands of toll booths at bridges and turnpikes […]

The Top 10 Smartest Cities In North America

WRITTEN BY Boyd Cohen Which cities are pushing the envelope of technology, sustainability, and better living conditions? Some cities are adding high-tech infrastructure. Some are implementing revolutionary sustainability plans. Others are fostering innovative business and science developments. But which city combines these qualities and others to be the smartest city? A few weeks ago, Co.Exist published a ranking […]

The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

WRITTEN BY: Boyd Cohen Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, we rank the world’s smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong (and with an unexpected winner) Last year, I spent considerable time researching best practices for climate resilient cities–an endeavor that culminated in what I believe was the first ever global ranking of […]