News tagged with local communities

Can technology promote neighbourliness?

Four European cities are currently testing whether digital technology can be used to encourage physical interaction and promote safety among local communities. Games technology is being used to get people ...

dateNov 06, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Support for 'fracking' continues to decline

(Phys.org) —A report by experts at The University of Nottingham shows that the public's perception of shale gas is continuing to wane, despite attempts by energy companies to offer 'benefits' to local communities ...

dateJan 30, 2014 in Environment
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AOL revives voter-driven city guide, City's Best

(AP) -- Internet company AOL Inc., pinning much of its resurrection hopes on local Web content, is bringing out of retirement a city guide that lets people vote each year for their favorite local businesses.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Internet
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Real-time travel updates direct to your smartphone

A bluetooth application that gives tourists real-time city information on their smartphones has been developed through a pan-European initiative. An updated iPhone app was released in time for the summer, ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Software
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19 baby Siamese crocs released in Laos

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatriated into the wild.

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Ecology
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