Tag Archives: New York

Amazing New Initiative to build a floating pool that filters river water off the shores of New York City!

+ Pool is our initiative to build a floating pool for everyone in the rivers of New York City, and we need your help. We’ve spent the last year working with engineers, swimmers, consultants and planners studying what it would … Continue reading

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Urbee 2, the 3D-Printed Car

  In early 1903, physician and car enthusiast Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50 bet that he could not cross the United States by car. Just a few weeks later, on May 23, he and mechanic Sewall K. Crocker climbed … Continue reading

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Texas businessman accused of smuggling high-tech weapons to Russia

(Houston, Texas) A naturalized American citizen from the former Soviet Union is accused along with 10 other defendants of illegally exporting sensitive technology from the US to Russian military and intelligence agencies, according to an indictment unsealed by federal prosecutors … Continue reading

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New York comes in 2nd as California has the most foreign-born residents in the nation

The foreign-born population of the United States has risen to 40 million, or almost 13% of the population, according to new figures from the Census Bureau. That’s up from about 31 million, or about 11% of the total population, in … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Why SOPA is a bad idea

TED has posted an “emergency” TED Talk called “Defend Our Freedom To Share (Or Why SOPA is a Bad Idea)” by Internet writer and NYU professor Clay Shirky. Shirky gave his address yesterday at the New York offices of TED, the company that … Continue reading

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U.S. Recession Abated as Economic Forecasts Improve

The U.S. has likely dodged a recession for now, even though it’s too early to sound the all- clear for the economy. A string of stronger-than-projected statistics — capped by the news on Oct. 7 of a 103,000 rise in … Continue reading

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Times Square to become “simpler and flatter” after a $27M makeover

New York’s Times Square is the top tourist attraction in the world according to Travel and Leisure magazine. But those familiar with the area might see it as more theme park than great urban space. A new proposal by Snøhetta … Continue reading

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Who stole the American Dream?

As official unemployment in the United States remains high at 9.2%, many are left wondering – “Who stole the American Dream?” The days of Marilyn Monroe used to be the symbol of the American Dream. Those days are long gone, … Continue reading

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