Practice management sees big investments


Source: Healthcare IT News 19 April 2014
Practice management sees big investments

In yet another record quarter for venture capital, health information technology companies raked in $858 million since January, across 163 deals...

Biofuels: Wasted energy


Source: Financial Times 19 April 2014
Biofuels: Wasted energy

On a sunny, spring morning on the banks of Lake Saimaa, it is easy to forget how cold it can get in Finland. "Everything has to be prepared for...

California’s Net Zero Energy Building Mandate To Reshape US Construction Industry


Source: Clean Technica 19 April 2014
California’s Net Zero Energy Building Mandate To Reshape US Construction Industry

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 put in place ambitious performance goals: all residential buildings must be Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2020...

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’


Source: Environment News Service 18 April 2014
Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

PARIS, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Every year more than 76,600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport and 10,000 lives would be...

BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear


Source: TreeHugger 18 April 2014
BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear

Scrolling through my newsfeed this evening, I came across a wonderfully encouraging headline from Bloomberg: BMW lifts i3 electric car production...

The startup providing solar lighting to India's poorest communities


Source: The Guardian 18 April 2014
The startup providing solar lighting to India's poorest communities

Largely unchanged for centuries, village life in India is slowly modernising. Motorbikes and vans now appear beside bicycles and bullock carts...

Is this what it will take to finally grow the smart water meter market?


Source: SmartGridNews 18 April 2014
Is this what it will take to finally grow the smart water meter market?

A new report "Water Meters: Global Market and Forecast 2013-2018" from energy and utility industry specialists StatPlan Energy highlights strong...

Why does healthcare resist encryption?


Source: Healthcare IT News 18 April 2014
Why does healthcare resist encryption?

The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption...

Hospital system fails mock cyberattack


Source: Healthcare IT News 17 April 2014
Hospital system fails mock cyberattack

The 28-hospital Indian Health Service has failed a mock cyberattack conducted by the Office of Inspector General after its computer network...

U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy


Source: Reuters 17 April 2014
U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

(Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies...

Every Street Can't Be Everything to Everyone


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
Every Street Can't Be Everything to Everyone

Recently I spoke about why Toronto shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss streetcars and light rail. Today, I’d like to talk about...

Where will HIT security be in 3 years?


Source: Healthcare IT News 17 April 2014
Where will HIT security be in 3 years?

Security is a nightmare for all companies, but the very nature of healthcare makes it far worse. It's not merely onerous government requirements...

Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities


Source: South China Morning Post 17 April 2014
Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

The richest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement...

How text messages can eradicate waiting times


Source: The Guardian 17 April 2014
How text messages can eradicate waiting times

Has there ever been a more explosive issue in the NHS than waiting times? Progress has been made in more recent times, but figures published...

Smart building projects to boom in 2018


Source: Silicon Angle 17 April 2014
Smart building projects to boom in 2018

In a recent report by the IDC Energy Insights, titled the Global Smart Buildings Forecast, researchers set out to determine the business value...

Urban Density and Sustainability


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
Urban Density and Sustainability

Urban density is the number of people living in a particular urban area and is an important aspect of how cities function. Many modern urban...

Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years


Source: TreeHugger 17 April 2014
Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years

As Megan recently reported, Titan Aerospace's unmanned solar planes (the word 'drone' is so closely associated with military uses nowadays...

BlackBerry enters healthcare IT arena


Source: Healthcare IT News 17 April 2014
BlackBerry enters healthcare IT arena

Telecommunication behemoth BlackBerry Limited is testing out the healthcare IT waters, after it announced this week it was buying a stake...

The City Is Dying


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
The City Is Dying

Turns out, there is a geography to peak urbanization. First, I must address rural demographic dynamics. On one hand, the big loser...

Is the clean tech recovery under way? Global clean energy first quarter investment climbs 10 per cent


Source: BusinessGreen 17 April 2014
Is the clean tech recovery under way? Global clean energy first quarter investment climbs 10 per cent

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has become the latest analyst firm to confirm an uptick in clean energy investment since the turn of the year...

Indoor air quality sensors could be coming to your smartphone


Source: TreeHugger 17 April 2014
Indoor air quality sensors could be coming to your smartphone

Indoor air quality can be as much of a health concern as the air quality outdoors. Things like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide...

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