While you may have seen AL Power’s signature utility trucks repairing stoplights and streetlights before, you might not know that these lights are actually owned by the utility provider, and that they’re getting an upgrade. Alabama Power is on track to replace the city of Birmingham’s street lighting with cool, clear LED lights, shifting away from the typical gas-discharge street lighting characterized by warm light. But how is our city involved?
This is huge. Birmingham has become the first city in Alabama to adopt an open data policy through a partnership with OpenGov. Continue reading “Birmingham opens up! Mayor Bell signs executive order to improve transparency”
More than a century has passed since Alois Alzheimer first identified Alzheimer’s disease. We are still far away from a true cure for the fatal condition, though scientists make progress every day. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, however, wants to find more than just a cure. Finding a cure still means having to diagnose people with Alzheimer’s. That’s where Neurology Chair David Geldmacher, M.D. and Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D, want to make a change. Continue reading “UAB begins to focus on preventing, rather than curing, Alzheimer’s disease”
As the weather warms up, so does the event roster! This week’s top ten brings the heat with everything from music to octane to gumbo, and it’s all here at your fingertips. Careful with our band links if you’re at work!
Velocity Demo Day is just around the corner, and the nine startups are gearing up to present! In our last article, we introduced five companies. Here, we’re introducing the last four of the 2017 Velocity startups that will present at Iron City on Tuesday.
While I was talking to Estes Gould, the program manager for Birmingham’s Velocity startup accelerator, I was introduced to Jack West. Jack is intense, he’s a people person, and he’s got a positively sunny outlook. Maybe it’s the excitement of his company being on the end stretch of a fast-track program, having the potential to make it big in something nobody had thought of before. Maybe it was the impending “graduation,” the big public reveal on the 18th, that he and his team were preparing for.
Finding news to report on in Birmingham can be depressing work. I generally sort news articles by “most recent” to find a lead and work from there, but that means I have to wade through dozens of reports of people’s ruined lives. Continue reading “Birmingham Mayor William Bell announces Operation Eagle”