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2014-03-18 12:21:36

Streetline installs patented smart parking technology in Montreal to use data and analytics to improve parking MONTREAL, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stationnement de Montreal, which manages parking for the City of Montreal, announced a project with Streetline, Inc., the leading global provider of smart parking solutions, with the goal of improving the parking experience for motorists by decreasing congestion and increasing parking availability. This announcement marks the...

2014-03-12 08:33:15

SHANGHAI, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The boom of Smart City projects in China has huge market potential for technology and capital markets. There will be huge demand for advanced foreign technology and foreign funds. According to Gartner and other consulting firms, the building of Smart City projects in China has become a growing trend. However, Chinese government is cautious about working with foreign firms for financial and information security reasons. For any foreign funds and...

2014-03-11 08:22:49

BOSTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CIMCON Lighting, Inc., the world's leading provider of intelligent, web-based Wireless Outdoor Lighting Management Systems, today announced that it has incorporated GPS capabilities into its iSLC series of Street and Roadway Lighting controllers. As the leader in street light management and control, CIMCON Lighting recognized a critical customer need for Street Lights to be able to auto-detect their exact location and inform the central...

2014-02-26 08:22:33

More than 26 cities globally will be smart cities in 2025 with more than 50 percent being in Europe and North America MOSCOW, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The continuous increase in the number of people living in urban areas is leading to a growing overpopulation problem in modern cities. This also causes social, political, energy and environmental instability. The so-called smart city concept has been developed to address all upcoming challenges by implementing modern infrastructure...

2014-02-18 04:20:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the globe, LED and smart streetlights are helping to establish smart cities and represent a critical layer of the emerging 'Internet of Things.' With rapid urbanization and the rise of global megacities, energy efficiency is becoming critical in public lighting infrastructure. By 2025, cities and municipalities are projected to save $11.3bn (more than 86,000 GWh) per year from efficient LED and smart streetlights. Investment in this...

2014-02-12 12:28:28

DUBLIN, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zbc74b/strategic) has announced the addition of the "Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Global Smart City Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zbc74b/strategic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Smart City Market is Likely to be Worth a Cumulative $1.565 Trillion by 2020 The research...

2014-02-10 12:21:39

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Impact of Energy Storage in Smart Cities First-mover Advantage in the Near Term, Competition to Boom Post 2020 A smart city is a future trend that ensures efficient, intelligent power consumption and management within an urban community. These global cities will only function through the installation of both a smart grid and a form of energy storage. The impact of energy storage...

2014-02-04 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust today praised final Congressional adoption of the new Farm Bill which makes the biggest reform in agricultural policy in years, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "The new Farm Bill requires farmers who receive crop insurance premium assistance to have a conservation plan which helps protect erodible soil and wetlands," said McElwaine. "Conservation compliance in past has been...

2014-02-04 12:20:27

Domus Development's La Valentina property in Sacramento Recognized as a National Model In Urban Smart Growth and Sustainable Residential Housing SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Domus Development, led by founding partner Meea Kang, as winner of the 2013 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in the "Built Projects" category. Their outstanding accomplishments have been acknowledged by building the...

2014-01-28 12:30:30

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust, Ohio Department of Agriculture, OSU Extension and other sponsors invite farmers, public officials, landowners, planners and land trusts to the 14th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit on February 5 at the Columbus campus of Ohio State University. "The Summit is designed to provide people with the tools they need to preserve farmland and promote farming, everything from presentations on farmland easement...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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