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Cyborg Baby Spinach as a Chemical Weapon-Sniffing Plant?
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



San Francisco Launches New App to Get Updates on CalFresh Benefits
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

Accela Ushers In An App Challenge To Foster Civic Engagement
Accela Inc. kicks off its 2014 Accela Construct App Challenge, in which civic-minded developers can leverage the Accela API and CivicData.com to develop apps that help connect government agencies and...more

How Technology Influences Philanthropy
Gena Rotstein of Dexterity Consulting and Calgary Herald contributing author presents a view on how technology is being used to influence and benefit the philanthropic industry. Rotstein states...more

A Broader National Support System for Community Information
Using strategic planning to delve into years of local partner experiences and changes in technology and policy approaches, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership reviews arrangements of...more

Innovation Africa 2013
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

Video Games: The Future of Mental Health Treatment?
A program that offers a unique approach to treating mental health is a collaborative effort from gaming technology experts and health researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of...more

Startup Brigade Uses Technology To Bring Civic Engagement
Brigade, a new start-up being viewed as a way to engage young voters in politics by making it more like a social media experience, trying to use technology to encourage people to get...more

American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues
Leading provider of comprehensive IT services to nonprofits and small to mid-sized businesses, the American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is sponsoring the Association of State and Territorial...more






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Yorkshire Schoolkids Bags Funding for Recycling Business

Yorkshire Schoolkids Bags Funding for Recycling Business
A team of young student entrepreneurs from Yorkshire’s St Bede’s Catholic Grammar School have scored...



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