nycedc:

The Feast is a community of people who support each other to spark creative approaches to complex challenges.

NYCEDC is proud to partner with The Feast, a 2.5 day summit taking place October 9th-11th at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. 

In support of the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative, join participants at the Civic Hardware Hackathon. Innovation teams can take their prototypes to improve disaster preparedness to the next level

WHO: Technologists and entrepreneurs working on disaster resilience projects; government and private sector leaders/mentors fostering and accelerating innovation. Join the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), Intel, Microsoft, IKEA, Sparkfun, 3D Systems, The Red Hook Initiative, Do Good Bus, and more.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11th, as part of the annual Feast 2.5 day conference

WHERE: Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn – an area still recovering from Hurricane Sandy

WHAT: 
• Spend two intense days with enthusiastic tech/design/ innovation gurus and peers 
• Get one-on-one feedback on prototypes from end-users
• Pitch your vision / hackathon goal and amplify end-of-the-weekend progress with a diverse audience of potential partners, mentors, and sponsors

See you there! Register here. 

smartercities:

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smartercities:

Using Big Data to Make Education Smarter | P4SC

Numbers have always been a core part of any education. Now with smart analytics, schools can harness the power of data to better measure and track student performance in real time. Read how that adds up to fewer dropouts at one school system that has instituted a program of prevention through prediction.

smartercities:

These Smart Umbrellas Measure Rainfall Data For Meteorologists (And Send It Back To The Cloud) | FastCompany
A team of Dutch scientists wants to use the crowd instead, by turning umbrellas into mini weather-monitoring stations. Every time it rains, smart umbrellas would use sensors to detect falling drops, and then use Bluetooth to send a report to a smartphone app. As people walk around with umbrellas throughout a city during a storm, each app would send in data to a central system where meteorologists could use it to come up with better predictions.

smartercities:

These Smart Umbrellas Measure Rainfall Data For Meteorologists (And Send It Back To The Cloud) | FastCompany

A team of Dutch scientists wants to use the crowd instead, by turning umbrellas into mini weather-monitoring stations. Every time it rains, smart umbrellas would use sensors to detect falling drops, and then use Bluetooth to send a report to a smartphone app. As people walk around with umbrellas throughout a city during a storm, each app would send in data to a central system where meteorologists could use it to come up with better predictions.

smartercities:

This Is What It’s Like to Drive on a Glow-in-the-Dark Highway | The Atlantic

In the Dutch city of Oss, 60 miles southeast of Amsterdam, there’s a highway named N329. During the day, N329 is a stretch of road like so many others around the world—paved, painted, studded with signs. At night, however, N329—a 500-meter stretch of it, anyway—transforms. Its markings glow in the dark. 

smartercities:

IBM scientists in India create a device that could power lights, fans and phone chargers with discarded laptop batteries | IBM Research Blog
By using discarded laptop batteries, we created a device that could power lights, fans and mobile phone chargers. The specific prototype we built was able to provide around 20 Watt-hours of energy. In other words, it can power a 5W DC light bulb for about four hours before running out of charge.

smartercities:

IBM scientists in India create a device that could power lights, fans and phone chargers with discarded laptop batteries | IBM Research Blog

By using discarded laptop batteries, we created a device that could power lights, fans and mobile phone chargers. The specific prototype we built was able to provide around 20 Watt-hours of energy. In other words, it can power a 5W DC light bulb for about four hours before running out of charge.

NYC’s Touchscreen Subway Maps Are Finally Here, and They’re Amazing Mario Aguilar, gizmodo.com
New York subway riders first were promised futuristic touchscreen wayfinding maps a year ago. But the plan to install the futuristic infrastructure stalled as the design team took a step back to improve the hardware. Six months overdue, the first…

NYC’s Touchscreen Subway Maps Are Finally Here, and They’re Amazing
Mario Aguilar, gizmodo.com

New York subway riders first were promised futuristic touchscreen wayfinding maps a year ago. But the plan to install the futuristic infrastructure stalled as the design team took a step back to improve the hardware. Six months overdue, the first…