Science & Technology, General/Other News
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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
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
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
Biocom Institute launched a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Voice video competition in collaboration with The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI).
In a new research, "likes" on Facebook take on a new form of civic engagement and humanitarian support.
According to the research team, "The majority of the respondents believe such likes help...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
In a study published in The Journal of Social Studies Research, researchers have found out that playing online video games is effective in teaching civics education among students.
The study shows...more
A study that is currently published online in BMC Medical Education finds that a virtual computer environment is an effective learning environment.
The project involved participants engaged in a...more
A recent development in 3-D printing has enabled a 16-month old baby to breathe again.
Garrett Peterson, born with a weak cartilage in his windpipe, was introduced to a 3-D-printed flexible splint...more
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