Science & Technology, General/Other News
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Biocom Institute launched a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Voice video competition in collaboration with The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI).
Boston-based startup Happier, a new social network, is specifically designed for positive, happy users.
Nataly Kogan, former PayPal entrepreneur and Happier's co-founder and 'Chief Happiness...more
San Francisco has recently introduced Promptly, an application to send text message updates for clients at the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA).
Code for America Fellows at City Hall, in...more
Charity group Water Is Life (WIL) is banking on an innovative technology solution to tackle water contamination and raise awareness around this problem.
WIL, together with Brian Gartside, graphic...more
A team of MIT researchers are turning the average baby spinach into a sophisticated chemical-weapon sniffer.
The MIT paper published in the Nature Materials journal shows what happened when the...more
David Beckman, Huffington Post contributor and Pisces Foundation's executive director, writes about a medium of communication importantly used in philanthropy: The Infographic.
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
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media.
The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more
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
An article published in the November issue of BioScience, "Mapping the Design Process for Urban Ecology Researchers," documents how ecologists can perform hypothesis-driven research from the...more