Science & Technology, General/Other News
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The Grameen Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning microfinance organization and community development Grameen Bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, delivers solutions through six...more
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.
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
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
The White House is developing a web application that will show how climate change will impact American households.
The app at climate.data.gov would be a tool to enable individuals, business...more
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more
Raleigh-based Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is using Eco-Counter Technology to gather local residents together to cultivate dynamic communities.
CAMPO, with the use of...more
Youth Count!, an interagency initiative that develops strategies for counting unaccompanied homeless youth, addresses unaccompanied youth as a "hidden problem".
Policymakers focused on the issue...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
Three anthropology professors from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University will present recent research in biological anthropology at the annual meeting of the American...more