Mar. 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Three U.S. representatives that rep parts of Philly -- Bob Brady, Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz -- should be more progressive, according to a new tool from a Philly/Brooklyn team.
Feb. 24, 2014 12:30 pm
Under the new policy, ICE would only be allowed to ask police to hold those charged with first- or second-degree felonies involving violence. But the updated policy would still allow ICE nearly full access to the city's real-time arrest database, according to sources familiar with the proposed executive order.
Feb. 13, 2014 10:30 am
DuckDuckGo, the Paoli-based search engine that vows not to track you, was one of more than 6,000 websites that signed up for the protest, along with sites like Tumblr, Imgur and Reddit.
Feb. 12, 2014 10:30 am
Hosted by Audubon-based power grid operator PJM Interconnection and the U.S. Department of Energy, the goal of the hackathon was to build an app based on energy data.
Dec. 17, 2013 8:30 am
QED, also backed by city, state and private sector funds, has awarded $3.6 million in grants to researchers (this number includes the universities' matching award, since every university that receives a QED grant must match it).
Nov. 12, 2013 8:30 am
The University City Science Center can't apply for most types of federal research grants because it's not an academic institution. That needs to change, Science Center president Steve Tang told the U.S. Senate.
Sep. 27, 2013 8:30 am
"So often, you hear that government should do this or government should do that," said Dr. Winslow Sargeant, head of the Office of Advocacy, which led the effort on the event. But here, Sargeant said, "the entrepreneur seeks to lead."
Sep. 3, 2013 12:30 pm
For the past four years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has had access to the city's Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS), a real-time arrest database used by the Philadelphia Police Department, the District Attorney's Office and Philly's courts. Advocates say the data sharing is prone to abuse.
Aug. 30, 2013 9:30 am
"On Monday, the commission is closing the books on a year's work on 'incidental findings.' It will present its recommendations for what researchers or clinicians should do when they look for one thing and find another. What's the obligation to the patient, for instance? On Tuesday, the commission begins its work on the Obama administration's $100 million BRAIN Initiative—a major push announced in April."