Innovation

  • April 29, 2014

    Philly touts modern trash cans, but bellying up to solar compactors is offer some refuse

    Five years ago, Philadelphia was a pioneer when it replaced regular sidewalk trashcans with "smart" solar-powered ones called Big Belly.
  • April 28, 2014

    28-year-old New Jersey computer programmer makes bid for Congress

    Dave Cole looks better suited to Silicon Valley than the Delaware Valley. But the 28-year-old computer coder from Sewell is making waves in South Jer...
  • April 22, 2014

    Celebrating Earth Day with a solar farm stand in Philly

    What could be better to celebrate Earth Day than a solar farm stand? Greensgrow Farms, a nonprofit farm in Philadelphia, did just that as it dedicated...
  • April 18, 2014

    Fighting pesticide drift, farmers in Delaware get tool to work together

    The Delaware Department of Agriculture has a new tracking tool to stop pesticide drifts between the field of different farms. The tool, called DriftWa...
  • April 18, 2014

    Figuring out how to handle nanocarriers at University of Delaware

    Sending chemotherapy drugs directly to tumors -- and away from healthy tissues -- is one of the promises of nanotechnology.
  • April 18, 2014

    Franklin Flea vendors making the jump to their own storefronts

    It's not easy to start a successful business. Many fail, even when aspiring entrepreneurs have great ideas and the best of intentions. One nontr...
  • April 17, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Pa. drill rig manufacturer taking the ‘rough’ out of roughnecking [video]

    As shale oil and gas production soars in states like Pennsylvania, Texas and North Dakota, the number of drill rigs towering over treetops is on the d...
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