Archive for 'Technology'

Alexandria successfully courts National Science Foundation

Alexandria successfully courts National Science Foundation

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Curt Suplee, National Science Foundation) City leaders and economic experts learned Friday that they had pulled off a surprising coup — successfully luring the National Science Foundation to Alexandria. The General Services Administration [...]

Crossing the borders of misconception, G.W. students unite Alexandria and Afghanistan

Crossing the borders of misconception, G.W. students unite Alexandria and Afghanistan

George Washington Middle School eighth-grader Zoe Gage held an iPad 2 up to a video camera Tuesday morning, showing her virtual pen pals in Afghanistan the kind of technology her classmates regularly use at school. Her [...]

UNCF and Verizon wiring the future for student

St. Stephens and St. Agnes senior Lauren Mizzell will leave Alexandria with a diploma and cutting edge electronics to boot after winning a Verizon Wireless and United Negro College Fund scholarship. [...]

Tech company climbs up from the basement, literally

Tech company climbs up from the basement, literally

Del Ray firm iData is one of fastest growing companies in the country [...]

Hardware failure cuts off City Hall

The digital age left City Hall behind for about 12 hours between Sunday and Monday after a fiber optic glitch shut down the citys phone and computer network.  [...]

First Wilson race has bevy of characters on-hand (and foot)

First Wilson race has bevy of characters on-hand (and foot)

If the legend of Pheidippides has any truth to it, the Athenian messenger probably wasnt wearing an expensive name-brand pair of cushioned running shoes on his run from Marathon. [...]

New meters on the way

New meters on the way

Its called the Death to Quarters Act and city officials hope it solves the quarter conundrum businesses and shoppers have grappled with since parking meter rates rose 75 percent. [...]

City looks to District for broadband Internet

It comes in handy to be in the shadow of the Free Worlds capital. When it comes to broadband Internet, Alexandria could have a leg-up in securing federally funded pilot projects. [...]