Science & Technology, General/Other News
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Innovation Africa 2013, a summit being held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana, will host a number of ministers and officials from various African ministries of education,...more
David Beckman, Huffington Post contributor and Pisces Foundation's executive director, writes about a medium of communication importantly used in philanthropy: The Infographic.
Adidas and Nike are locked in a foot race to see who can create a knit-not sewn-shoe that will cut wastefulness of footwear material and doesn't require as much cheap labor to make.
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
Founder of Rock Health portfolio company TelePharm, Roby Miller explained that people will "see a shift in how pharmacists are reimbursed because their value will be realized shortly from a...more
University of Kansas and Notre Dame researchers learned that when parenting coaches texted and called participating moms in a home-based parenting program, they were more likely to learn and use...more
Tech incubator Significance Labs aims to create apps that serve the needs of impoverished communities.
Significance Labs is working to transform the current plight of the poor as a growing...more
An innovative wearable health technology has been unveiled -- the plaster-like patch from South Korea that can monitor disorders, sense movement, and disburse drugs.
According to a paper published...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
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