Will a bold experiment in Pennsylvania create good habits for kids, or ruin a summer ritual?
As New Yorkers get used to blue Citibikes and their docks and kiosks on streets in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Hoboken residents across the Hudson are experimenting with a wildly different model for how to share bikes.
At the Genspace community biolab in Downtown Brooklyn, citizen scientists are coming together to explore the basics of biology — and maybe discover something that will transform our lives.
Summer 2013 was the first time New Yorkers could "e-hail" a taxi with a smartphone app like Uber or Hailo, but so far few people are using the technology.
Experiments in the life sciences, taxi technology and bike sharing are helping regular people do DIY scientific research and transform the way they get around.
For centuries, biographers have relied on letters to bring historical figures to life, from Gandhi to Catherine the Great. But over the past two decades, most people have switched from writing paper letters to email.
Finding a mentor can be a difficult and challenging process, but a startup called Everwise believes it's figured out how to connect potential mentors and mentees through data analysis.
This blog post is by New Tech City producer Dan Tucker.
Biographers have relied on handwritten letters for centuries, but more and more, they're using emails, texts and online chats to tell the story of a person's life.
The benefits of home solar technology aren't news, but very few homeowners and businesses have it installed. A new group, Solarize Brooklyn, is helping people get over the hump of paperwork, bureaucracy, and subsidies, to make their own electricity.
In the smart home of the future, your milk jug will tell you when your milk has gone sour, your plants will text you when they need watering and with solar panels on your roof, you may not even need to be connected to the power grid.
This blog post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.
Not long ago, it seemed as if the days of brick and mortar stores might be numbered. Hot new web businesses were wiping the floor with more traditional stores. Think Zappos, Netflix or Amazon. But now things are getting weird.
Some e-retailers are shifting their strategies and deciding to open brick-and-mortar stores, hoping to lure customers who might not be comfortable purchasing a pair of shorts or eyeglasses without first trying them on.
New York City is liberating techies from coffee shops and co-working spaces and sending them into the open air with the expansion of public Wi-Fi to 32 more parks and recreation centers across the five boroughs.
The Defense Department has long teamed up with technology firms to create weapons and vehicles like fighter jets. One of its latest projects is a collaboration with robotics firm Boston Dynamics to build Atlas, a bipedal robot that can walk, jump and climb and could be the future of disaster response on and off the battlefield.
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently voted to make it easier for private companies, start-ups, hedge funds, just about any privately-held company looking to raise money to advertise to the public.
President Obama has allocated $100 million to map the human brain. As a leading center for neuroscience research, New York may be poised to benefit. But there’s a catch: until now the city hasn’t had much success at growing science-based businesses.
New York City is a leading center for neuroscience research, so you'd think it would stand to benefit from President Obama's new $100 million initiative to map the human brain. Well, not so fast.