The Future of Electronic Payments

The Future of Electronic Payments

With dizzying speed, cell phones have taken over tasks that might have seemed impossible just a few years ago. We now turn to them for email, web browsing, photography, gaming, and even to act as TV remotes. And soon enough they may be replacing credit and debit...
New Technology Promises Cleaner Nuclear Energy

New Technology Promises Cleaner Nuclear Energy

There’s a milder, less menacing side to nuclear energy that most people don’t know about: thorium. Discovered in 1828 by a Swedish chemist – and named for Thor, the Norse god of thunder – thorium is a plentiful, slightly radioactive element that scientists think may...
Public Utilities and the Use of Social Media

Public Utilities and the Use of Social Media

IBM recently released a study outlining a daunting new problem for utility companies: lack of consumer knowledge. Thirty percent of respondents didn’t know the term “dollar per kilowatt-hour” – the standard way the retail price of electricity is measured; sixty...
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