Technology

Sunday Video: Are Americans Ready To Love Trains Again?

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https://youtu.be/Rsend-1FbaM Bloomberg News asks if Americans are ready to love passenger rail again. The story is heavily focused on Brightline in Florida and Amtrak’s recent...
Metro's new 60-foot articulated battery-electric bus. (King County)

King County Purchases 40 Battery-Powered Buses and Ponders Full Electrification by 2035

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On Thursday, King County officials announced that new battery-electric buses would be hitting the streets late next year. The county is purchasing a total...

Sunday Video: How To Fix Our Unreliable Power Grid

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https://youtu.be/5igJv_otlKE America’s power grid is increasingly more strained and unreliable as weather patterns and other environmental factors become more threatening. Vox explains how these challenges...

Sunday Video: Why Don’t We Have Electric Planes Yet?

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https://youtu.be/49yDycP3Pgc Aviation is one of the fastest growing sectors of greenhouse gas emissions. But so far, there are no commercially operated electric planes that could...
A bikeshare pile up where bikes accumulated outside the Sounder Station in Pioneer Square. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Lime Trims Staff and Bikeshare Fleet but Says It’s Not Closing Up Shop… Yet

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Update: Despite earlier denials, Lime announced December 24th that it was closing down its bikeshare in Seattle and pulling all its bikes by December...
Sydney, Australia during Vivid Lights festival. (Photo by Hugh Han on Unsplash)

Smart Cities Require Better Digital Privacy Planning

We’ve moved beyond the initial excitement about the sizzle of smart cities. The basic idea—much heralded but limited so far in practical application—is to...

Sunday Video: EPCOT–Yesterday’s City of Tomorrow

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hqLo4J6mrQ Dave Amos looks at Walt Disney's unrealized tomorrow city plans (known as "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" or "EPCOT"), which were largely Modernist delusions...

Sunday Video: The Fight to Rethink (and Reinvent) Nuclear Power

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https://youtu.be/poPLSgbSO6k In this video, Vox looks at the promise of the new generation of nuclear energy and technology. While many still fear meltdowns and are...