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Part of the United Nations' Block by Block program, community members are asked to redesign public spaces, which includes parks and public squares that need to be redeveloped, inside the popular...more
It has recently been reported that a new study from the University of Michigan has found that children who are allergic to eggs can now safely receive a single dose of seasonal influenza vaccine to...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.
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
Code for America, a social enterprise coding start-up, has launched a new branch in Melbourne, Australia.
The Code for Australia will provide a fellowship program an incubator program and a...more
Although the Internet has spurned many platforms for people to have a greater voice and involvement in their society, Twitter is a better source of information than traditional news sources and...more
Boston-based startup Happier, a new social network, is specifically designed for positive, happy users.
Nataly Kogan, former PayPal entrepreneur and Happier's co-founder and 'Chief Happiness...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
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
Considering the expansion of community players, game makers view an opportunity to deliver a new kind of corporate social responsibility -- using games as a platform to create social impact.