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The US military wants this Philly startup to build a tiny, speedy drone dev

Dec. 16, 2014 7:30 am

The US military wants this Philly startup to build a tiny, speedy drone

KMel Robotics, best known for its music videos, is being tapped by DARPA to build a drone for its "Fast Lightweight Autonomy" program.
Showcased by US Labor Dept., this Philly apprenticeship program could get $5M in grants access

Dec. 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Showcased by US Labor Dept., this Philly apprenticeship program could get $5M in grants

The Urban Technology Project, which trains students as computer technicians, has seen its budget cut in recent years. But a $100 million grant competition run by the U.S. Department of Labor could change that.
$15M spent on Philly-area political TV ads civic

Dec. 3, 2014 12:14 pm

$15M spent on Philly-area political TV ads

Unprecedented analysis from a consortium led by the Sunlight Foundation and the Internet Archive gives a detailed picture of just how much money is spent to influence voters.
Philly entrepreneurs: Steve Tang is your man in Washington civic

Nov. 18, 2014 8:30 am

Philly entrepreneurs: Steve Tang is your man in Washington

A Commerce Department official advised entrepreneurs to speak to Tang, who serves on a federal advisory board, if they want to make their voices heard in D.C.
Philadelphia Police Department gets $320K federal grant to expand data science program civic

Nov. 17, 2014 11:15 am

Philadelphia Police Department gets $320K federal grant to expand data science program

The department will test a crime-fighting strategy known as "hypothesis testing."
Science Center gets $1M federal grant to launch biz accelerator business

Oct. 17, 2014 7:33 am

Science Center gets $1M federal grant to launch biz accelerator

Phase 1 Ventures aims to get companies based on university research off the ground.
Science Center’s Stephen Tang chosen as advisor to US Commerce Secretary business

Oct. 8, 2014 4:31 pm

Science Center’s Stephen Tang chosen as advisor to US Commerce Secretary

He'll advise Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on "issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce."
Dave Cole, the South Jersey hacker who ran for Congress, on why he lost civic

Sep. 18, 2014 10:37 am

Dave Cole, the South Jersey hacker who ran for Congress, on why he lost

Cole, who helped introduce open source to the White House, lost in the primary. "I'm not sure how to beat the system yet," he said, "but we can't give up on it."
Drexel gets $3.1M from NSF for minority STEM program access

Aug. 11, 2014 3:33 pm

Drexel gets $3.1M from NSF for minority STEM program

Drexel is the lead university on the 20-year-old National Science Foundation program. As of last year, it has helped more than 10,200 students get undergraduate degrees, said regional director Veniece Keene.