It seems GM has a patent application [added 6/23/11, originally just said "patent"] for crowdsourcing data from the Volt to be use to improve it, especially the battery. As I noted earlier this month, the Nissan Leaf is already sharing data.
- Slashdot via @timoreilly
A new research project based at University College London (UCL) is giving communities the resources and support to monitor local environmental conditions. The data you gather will help create a clearer picture of air quality at the very local level. This will inform us all and help encourage the Mayor and local councils take effective measures to improve our environment.
It's called Clean Air in London.
- details (pdf) via @mhacklay
The city says it cannot afford to count vacant property. We think it can be done for free.