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Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Blockchains said its Web3.0 platform for digital asset custody and digital identity management will also be released in 2022.

German state of Baden-Württemberg to run battery-powered trains

German state of Baden-Württemberg to run battery-powered trains

The Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus B two-car electric trainsets can operate on rail routes with or without overhead power lines due to their battery hybrid drive.

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

The dashboards, developed by the city’s analytics specialists, provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States as a whole.

London retailer launches free e-bike loan scheme for NHS workers

London retailer launches free e-bike loan scheme for NHS workers

The initiative is being run by Fully Charged in partnership with industry suppliers and aims to offer an alternative to public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

A decision on whether Sidewalk Labs can create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district will now be delayed until June 25.

AI research consortium launched to tackle future pandemics

AI research consortium launched to tackle future pandemics

C3.ai DTI’s first call is for scholars, developers and researchers to develop solutions to help abate the Covid-19 outbreak and mitigate future pandemics using artificial intelligence.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

The Scottish city is launching a project designed to better manage rainwater in the Drumchapel area, as well as improve greenspace and protect waterways from pollution.

How 5G-powered robots are helping China fight coronavirus

How 5G-powered robots are helping China fight coronavirus

5G patrol robots are being deployed to monitor mask-wearing and body temperatures in public places while an intelligent robot developed in a week will be used to disinfect hospitals.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".