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Is Civil Society Developing Faster Because of New Technology?
Is civil society developing faster because of new technology? In this case, integration of new technologies and using them can help civil societies take a main role in tackling issues or challenges...more



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

3-D Printers Will Allow Babies to Breathe Again
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

Saving On Calories Lets An App Donate Them To A Local Food Bank
Every time you cook or buy food at a restaurant, the latest innovation in apps calculates the number of calories you've saved and donates the same amount to a local food bank. Called FoodTweeks,...more

The Race to Fashion a Knit-not Sewn-shoe that Reduces Footwear Wastefulness
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 sneaker...more

This Simple Plaster-Like Patch Might Just Monitor Health and Release Drugs
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

Made in the Future: How Technology Could Transform Our Lives in a Decade
In a project called Made In The Future, innovation and design consultancy Ideo examined the ways how technology will change in the next decade. The interesting concepts, based on research by Ideo...more

Social Network MindMixer Garners $17 Million To Connect Communities
Missouri-based social good tech startup MindMixer has received $17 million to better connect companies and governments with communities, consumers, and clients. MindMixer is known as a...more

Lenovo Looking to Acquire RIM
Lenovo, currently the world\'s second-largest PC vendor, has recently expressed it\'s interest in acquiring Research in Motion (RIM) to supplement its lapses in the mobile industry. Lenovo...more

Developing Cities Get an Enhanced Makeover with Minecraft
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





Social entrepreneurs Manjil Rana and Shin-chul Yoon founded the Maya Universe Academy as an answer to Nepal’s growing problems in its educational system.




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