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These Amazingly Simple Inventions Could Help Change The World
These simple, unheralded, little-known technologies may just change the world, one chewed gum, solar-cooked dish or sanitized hand at a time. Huffington Post listed 11 of these inventions that...more



Using KickStarter to Launch Social Enterprise Project
Spencer Toyama, a Web & Tech Solutions Provider and Huffington Post contributor, was recently invited to be a keynote speaker for the monthly Envision Hawaii Social Enterprise meeting. Toyama's...more

The Infographic: Tool for Effective Environmental Philanthropy
David Beckman, Huffington Post contributor and Pisces Foundation's executive director, writes about a medium of communication importantly used in philanthropy: The Infographic. Beckman states...more

Tech City Entrepreneur Launches New Type of Social Network
Hoxton-based entrepreneur Ekaterina Lengefeld has launched a new type of social network which encourages people to interact in real life based on common interests. The site's goal is to spur...more

This Simple Plaster-Like Patch Might Just Monitor Health and Release Drugs
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

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

Study Proves Children Grasp Math More Quickly with Visual and Concrete Models
New research from Concordia University suggests that in order for students to understand math, teachers must make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples. The research's...more

Biocom Institute Launches STEM Voice Video Competition
Biocom Institute launched a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Voice video competition in collaboration with The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI). The STEM...more

Volunteer Hackathons Bring Tech-Savvy People, Nonprofits Together
Hosted by an organization called ReAllocate, a low-profile volunteer hackathon connected techies and nonprofit organizations together to address the income gap, community space projects, and...more

HHS Provides Grants for Superstorm Sandy Recovery Research
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide more than $8 million in grants to support research to help in the long-term recovery in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy in October...more






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses
Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth...



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