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CAMPO Fosters Vibrant Communities By Eco-Counter Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Technology
Raleigh-based Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is using Eco-Counter Technology to gather local residents together to cultivate dynamic communities. CAMPO, with the use of...more



Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more

Is Civil Society Developing Faster Because of New Technology?
Is civil society developing faster because of new technology? In this case, integration of new technologies and using them can help civil societies take a main role in tackling issues or challenges...more

WVGES Now Accepting Grant Applications to Promote Economic Development
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) is now accepting applications for up to a total of $745,000 in Broadband Technical Assistance Grant funds. The funds will support statewide...more

Twitter to Teach Tech Skills to Homeless and Low-income Families
Twitter has recently partnered with Compass Family Services, a century-old organization based in San Francisco that offers services to thousands of homeless families. The partnership formed the...more

MIT President: Sequestration Can Derail Breakthrough Innovations
MIT President Rafael Reif speaks how federal budget cuts caused by sequestration threaten to derail major innovative breakthroughs, such as AIDS vaccine, 3D printing and digital learning. Reif...more

These Amazing 3D Printing Projects Could Change the World
Mashable has highlighted three innovative 3D printing projects which might actually help change the world. These projects include: Protoprint - an ethical 3D printer filament founded in early 2013...more

Leo the Homeless Coder Launches Carpool App
Homeless NYC man, Leo Grand, who was taught how to code by Patrick McConlogue, has launched his carpool app. The app aims to cut the number of automobiles on the road, and in turn, to shrink down...more

The iVolunteer Movement
The Internet has been used as a medium for various activities. Now, it's used as a means to do volunteer work. iVolunteer, a web-based portal that seeks to bring volunteers and organizations...more

Beyond Agrarian Design, Health Care Tech Company Gears Up for Sustainability
A bucolic farm houses the campus of health care software provider, Epic Systems Corporation, where employees and visitors alike will likely run into a cow or an alfalfa farmer in a conference...more




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D-Rev Shares Social Enterprise Lessons From Creating Products for Low-Income People

D-Rev Shares Social Enterprise Lessons From Creating Products for Low-Income People
A nonprofit enterprise  led by Krista Donaldson, a Silicon Valley ’40 Under 40′ winner and a TEDx and Clinton...

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