The Starship is a "personal courier" robot that autonomously makes deliveries. The robot is monitored and tracked, and only the person who ordered the delivery can open the storage compartment.
Yesterday, my wife and I had lunch at Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of Southeast Washington, DC. Yards Park is a spectacular part of the riverfront area. I love the scenic views of the Anacostia River, the charming boardwalk, modern sky bridge, serene water fountain and shallow pool, the sprawling green grass, and the numerous sitting areas and spots for recreation and performances.
Today, the District of Columbia held a groundbreaking event for its new Inclusive Innovation Incubator that will be located on Howard University’s campus. The incubator, scheduled to open in Fall 2016, will be a venture capital hub that will promote technology and innovation opportunities for underrepresented businesses in the District.
The National Geographic Channel has a new television show that focuses on scientific and technological innovation. The show, Breakthrough, premiered on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. ET. As part of an effort to promote the new show, National Geographic partnered with ride-sharing company Uber to offer free rides from a special fleet of vehicles that included a rare and exotic sports car, the McClaren P1.
The Metrorail service in the national capital area is beneficial to the region when the train rides are affordable, reliable, and safe—the latter obviously is absolutely crucial. However, there has been criticism over service breakdowns, delays, and safety issues. In fact, safety lapses have led to a major change regarding how authorities will work to keep the rail service safe.
If you live in the Greater Washington Area, and you’re an entrepreneur or a current business owner in need of assistance, you might be interested in checking out the brand new Entrepreneur Center Program in the District.
If you are in the DC metropolitan area and you [...]
Do you want a world with greater civic participation? Well, soon there will be an app for that too. It’s inevitable that as people lead their busy lifestyles, they tote their smartphones with them everywhere they go in their city or town. As they go from place to place throughout the day, they might not be aware that they are near a location that is the subject of, for example, a development project or an urban plan for which citizen input is sought.