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What has not changed since September 11, 2001.


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What has not changed since September 11, 2001.

15 Years Later

What has not changed since September 11, 2001.

The Great Migration

The residents of an island village in Alaska have voted to move to the entire town to the mainland.

PV vs. T-Rex

Rapidly expanding renewable energy may not be reliable enough to replace the traditional power-generating infrastructure.

Nearsighted

New York lawmakers complain about the short-term results of a long-term development program with 10-year incentives.

Crispr Critters

The world's scientists have been given the green light to re-engineer the human race. Anybody think that's a good idea?

More Than Maple Syrup

A green grid and a 1-gig broadband connection are transforming Burlington, VT into a thriving high-tech hub.

Not So Fast

The push to bring driverless vehicles to the mass market appears to have hit a major roadblock. Proceed with caution.

Keeping In Touch

A constant dialogue between local businesses and economic development organizations is a key that unlocks growth. Elk Grove Village sets a great example.

Royal Prerogative

There's a way to clean up the Brexit mess, but there's only one person in the United Kingdom with the power to do it.

Selecting Success

We hope President Obama's last keynote at SelectUSA marked a beginning and not an end.

Homeland Insecurity

It's time to take the $65-billion annual budget of the Department of Homeland Security and spend it on the people who can really protect us.

Brexit or Fix It?

The outcome of this month's referendum in the UK may determine if the European Union is headed for the dustbin of history.

Digital Factory

The widespread implementation of digital manufacturing platforms rapidly is outpacing the availability of skilled workers to run them.

Graphene Moxie

Graphene, the material that will revolutionize the world, is ready for its close-up in the commercial sector.

June 26 or Bust

There may be "still a lot of work to do," but officials insist the expanded Panama Canal will be open for business by the end of next month.

Last Chance

A $16-billion international project now rising in the south of France may offer the only real solution to the impending disaster of climate change.

Two-Way Street

Free trade agreements help the United States hold its lead as a top destination for foreign direct investment.

Data Cowboys

The Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area has become a leading U.S. hub for data centers.

Burn Baby Burn

Should burning trees to generate electricity be classified as carbon-neutral?

Battle of the Box

The future of television may depend on whether the FCC decides to end the cable TV industry's monopoly over set-top boxes.

Water on the Brain

The largest—and arguably the most critical—infrastructure project in the nation has been put on hold for another 10 years.

Race to a Smart Future

The finalists in DOT's Smart City Challenge want to replace gridlock with cloud-based traffic management.

World Water Day

The first White House Water Summit aims to mobilize a national effort to conserve and expand our water resources.

Fukushima: Five Years Later

An army of robots and an ice wall are being deployed to clean up the world's worst nuclear disaster.

The Oculus

New York City unveils its new $4-billion train station for the World Trade Center.

Silicon Prairie

Droves of high-tech startups are putting down roots in the Great Plains.

Eye Phone

Apple and Google vow to defend our privacy even if it kills us.

Rise of the Machines

The deployment of industrial robots is expected to double over the next three years.

Walking the Walk: Innovation Summit

In Greater San Marcos, TX, higher education resources and entrepreneurs join forces to bring innovations to market at the third annual Innovation Summit.

Grid Stars: States Race To Embrace Smart-grid Technology

Nine states and Washington D.C. lead the pack in electricity grid modernization. Navagant Research forecasts that the global Smart Grid as a Service (SGaaS) market, estimated at $1.7 billion in 2014, will grow to $11 billion in 2023.

Icy Hot: The Race To Develop The Arctic Is Heating Up

Development of oil and gas fields, the use of the Northern Sea Route as the shortest cargo transit route between Europe and Asia and the development of industrial, transport and tourist infrastructure.

Megabucks Park: 300-acre, $2.6B Entertainment District in L.A.

The world's most expensive stadium will anchor a new 300-acre, $2.6-billion entertainment district in L.A.

Seed Money: NJ Supports Tech Start-ups With VC Funding

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has found a novel way of expanding this toolset: NJEDA has made a series of "limited partnership" investments in an NJ-based private venture-capital fund that targets growth-stage tech businesses. The NJEDA is investing more than $40 million in venture capital funds, leveraging investment in NJ businesses to more than $2.5 billion.

Home Stretch: The Panama Canal Expansion

When the project was announced nearly 10 years ago, the new-and-improved 77-kilometer waterway through the narrow Isthmus that connects North and South America was expected to reopen for business in time for the 100th anniversary of the Canal in 2014. But the daunting engineering challenge of building a third set of new locks—and a toxic combination of legal and labor issues—rendered that deadline unrealistic almost from the get-go.

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