Plans for a nationwide, state-of-the-art railroad safety system, inspired by a fatal crash in 2008, are meeting with resistance, due to a fierce debate over its effectiveness and business benefits.
The success of the 3-D movie “Avatar” and the popularity of super-realistic video games are bringing virtual reality and its cousin, augmented reality, to the entertainment forefront.
A dearth of venture capital money, a lower cost of living, and a lifestyle-oriented culture have created a slower approach to growth.
States like to promote themselves as fertile ground for innovation — so we put those claims to the test. Click ahead to see the leaders in innovation.