State of Vermont Places in Top 5 of Government Experience Awards

State recognized for overall user experience across state web portal, COVID-19 response

The Center for Digital Government awarded the State of Vermont fourth place in the 2020 Government Experience awards for the overall state government experience category.

Vermont, which partners with digital government solutions firm NIC Vermont, located in Montpelier, was honored for the user experience strategies across the Vermont Web Portal and

This award is a culmination of the hard work and research we’ve put into making sure our state web properties serve the people of Vermont in the best way possible,” said Secretary John Quinn, Chief Information Officer for the State of Vermont. “One of our goals for this initiative was to make sure users can quickly perform functions and find information, and this award solidifies we are on the right track. We will continue to focus on creating citizen-centric digital government experiences.”

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Airbus Places Big Bet On Hydrogen Propulsion As Aviation’s Future

Airbus Places Big Bet On Hydrogen Propulsion As Aviation’s Future | Aviation Week Network


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Airbus presented three hydrogen-powered aircraft concepts Sept. 21: a turbofan, a turboprop and a blended-wing body. At least one of them is to be turned into a real aircraft program by 2035.

Credit: Airbus Concept

Airbus, like all aircraft manufacturers and the civil aviation industry as a whole, is under enormous political pressure to reduce its environmental impact after the sector recovers from the…

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U.S. Places Restrictions on China’s Leading Chip Maker

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has placed new restrictions on exports to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s most advanced maker of computer chips, a measure that could deepen the technology conflict between China and the United States.

In a letter on Friday, the Department of Commerce told American companies in the chip industry that they must first acquire a license to sell technology to SMIC and its subsidiaries. The department said it was taking the action after a review in which it determined that the Chinese company “may pose an unacceptable risk of diversion to a military end use in the People’s Republic of China.”

The measure, which could cut SMIC off from the American software and other technology it needs to make its products, comes as the Trump administration takes a harsher stance against Chinese technology companies that it has deemed a national security threat. The administration has clamped

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Science and innovation: 11 groundbreaking places to visit in the UK | The power of firsts

Iron Bridge
In a town hailed as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the Iron Bridge is a magnificent symbol of its history. The first bridge in the world constructed from iron and now a Unesco world heritage site, its impressive arch stretches over the River Severn below.
Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JP

55 Broadway
It may seem relatively dinky compared with some of today’s towers, but thanks to its construction method of stone encasing a steel frame, this grade I art deco building overlooking St James’s Park became London’s first skyscraper in 1921. Don’t miss the sculptures that adorn the exterior.
Westminster, London, SW1H 0BD

Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong’s Northumberland home – now a National Trust property – is full of gadgets that were ahead of their time, including fire alarm buttons and an early dishwasher. But it is most notable for being the first house in the

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