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3 Technologies that Foster Learning in STEM
Professor and editor of The Edvocate, Matthew Lynch, Ed.D., writes about the main resources that incorporate STEM learning. In his Huffington Post article, he cites three technologies that...more



White House Introduces Web App to See How Climate Change Impacts Households
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

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

Zoning App May Fuel Economic Development
Zonability application has arrived to help attract and drive businesses in Pflugerville. The app was originally developed by Leigh Budlong that provide data in an interactive map so businesses,...more

Global Environmental Perspectives on Human Biology and Health around the World
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

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

First-ever EU e-Inclusion Map to Measure Improved Digital Literacy
Together with the Telecentre-Europe and the University of Washington Information School, the JRC study "Mapping e-Inclusion actors in EU27" surveyed up to 3,000 organizations from the public, third...more

How Research Ecologists Can Profit from Urban Design Projects
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

Wireless Provider Urges Southeast Louisiana Businesses to Submit Entries for 2013 Wireless Technology Innovation Awards
Verizon Wireless, the nation's first national wireless provider, urges businesses, nonprofits and other organizations throughout southeast Louisiana to submit entries for its upcoming 2013 Wireless...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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Social Enterprises as Travel Attractions in Nepal

Social Enterprises as Travel Attractions in Nepal
Nepal’s Hidden Journeys has been offering travelers a glimpse of of how Nepali social entrepreneurs operate. Hidden...



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