August 12, 2011 |
MAYOR NUTTER was expected to announce today that he has appointed New Jersey's chief innovation officer, Adel Ebeid, as the city's first chief innovation officer. Slated to start Aug. 22, Ebeid will be responsible for developing and managing strategy and daily operations of all technology and information services. The position was known as chief technology officer when the former head of the Division of Technology, Allan Frank, departed in February. He oversaw a consolidation of the city's information-technology operations.
November 16, 2012 |
A pyramid of reflected laser beams is hardly what Frank Lloyd Wright had in mind when he referred to the Elkins Park synagogue he designed as an incandescent vision of Mount Sinai. But the historic Beth Sholom Congregation building is being re-created as hundreds of thousands - if not a million - points of light, all in an effort to preserve it. The 1959 structure of aluminum, glass, and steel is part of a global initiative to create high-definition 3D digital models of important historic sites.
December 20, 1986
One of the sides to a Dec. 7 article on the Strategic Defense Initiative, "Star Wars," notes the benefits the research will have in developing technology for everyday uses and everyday folks. The last big technology-overload period, the effort to put a man on the moon, did in fact create an abundance of technology for everyday uses. One of the most notable is Teflon. Since our President has benefited so greatly from that discovery, it is no surprise that he is willing to risk the future of the human race.
August 1, 1992 |
Stuart Sanderson speaks using a voice-synthesized computer attached to his wheelchair at the closing ceremony yesterday for Temple University's Summer Institute. The program provides classroom and mentoring instruction to persons with disabilities and features information on high-technology help for overcoming impediments.
May 12, 1989 |
Rowing shells began to line Kelly Drive yesterday as crews prepared for the Dad Vail Regatta, which runs today and tomorrow on the Schuylkill. Varsity eights from the Florida Institute of Technology (men's) and Minnesota (women's) will try to defend their 1988 titles in the featured event.
June 27, 2005 |
John Snyder Jr., 16, a varsity basketball player at Overbrook High School, admits that he was more interested in fun than science when he signed up for the school robotics team. "I was going up there to see the girls," Snyder said of the program. Nearly a year later, however, Snyder proudly speaks of the robotic device he and his team created out of nuts and bolts. They recently won the Philadelphia BEST Robot competition and placed 27th out of 43 teams in a national competition in Alabama.
December 31, 2000 |
Technology is transforming real estate faster than just about anything has in the last 50 years. Most of the experts are saying, however, that we haven't seen anything yet. "I asked David Ruth of Coldwell Banker University how far he'd thought the industry had come," said David Horowitz of NRT Inc. in Parsippany, N.J. "Ruth said that, if we were traveling in a covered wagon from the East Coast to the West Coast, we'd only have come...
January 4, 1996 |
Now that Congress has debated the possibility of an endless Bosnian quagmire, what the United States needs is an exit strategy from the Cold War in Asia. The outmoded U.S.-Japan alliance and increasingly contentious relations with China generate trade, technology and defense imbalances every bit as critical to the nation's future as the threat of casualties in Europe. What's needed is an economic and security regime for current realities. That's the message of a new, but largely ignored report on U.S.-Japan security by the National Research Council's Defense Task Force, a team of university, public-policy and private-sector experts who evaluated the security consequences of U.S. science and technology policies toward Asia.
January 15, 2012 |
Herbert S. Wilf, 80, of Penn Valley, emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Wilf joined the Penn faculty in 1962. For him, teaching and research were deeply intertwined, his wife, Ruth Tumen Wilf, said. In 1973, Dr. Wilf received Penn's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 1996, he received the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for excellence in teaching mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.
February 16, 2001
As a software engineer, I [believe that] We should not consider technology as autonomous. Nothing we create - government, money, religiuon - is removed from the social fabric, but some pretend that it is. I hold the less popular opinion that we are ushers, mentors, masters and hosts of our creations. Though things we produce may evolve beyond their original scope . . . these entities would not exist if we had not given them definition. The fact that technology threatens to surpass human intelligence is terrifying in some respects, but the productive response is to do what we do best as a species: adapt.