Smart city, smart planet: Sensity is creating a billion-node network of global sensors — in street lights

There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?

How is technology revolutionizing health care?

Health tech innovation will take center stage in New York City this Nov. 14-Nov. 15 at the New York eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference as a “who’s who: of New York’s health IT ecosystem gather to network and discuss health care’s revolutionary transformation through technology.

Business Wire comes on as new partner

Together with Business Wire, we’ll be providing the latest industry press releases on VentureBeat.com — just another way to help our community stay on top of the most current technology and investment trends and announcements.