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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



These Amazing 3D Printing Projects Could Change the World
Mashable has highlighted three innovative 3D printing projects which might actually help change the world. These projects include: Protoprint - an ethical 3D printer filament founded in early 2013...more

Study: Children with Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Vaccine
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

How The Gaming Industry Cultivates Games for Social Good
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. Many...more

Tech City Entrepreneur Launches New Type of Social Network
Hoxton-based entrepreneur Ekaterina Lengefeld has launched a new type of social network which encourages people to interact in real life based on common interests. The site's goal is to spur...more

Ernst & Young LLP and Big Shoulders Fund Join Forces to Enhance Math Education through Technology
Chicago-based nonprofit Big Shoulders Fund and the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP has partnered to boost math education through technology. Ernst & Young LLP has announced $75,000 over the...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

Alameda County Smartphone App Pairs Tech with Citizen Participation
Alameda County has a new tool to take photos of issues surrounding the locality. The tool is a smartphone application called Mobile Citizen with a real-time response. The smartphone app enables...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

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






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Google Awards Kiva $3 Million for Global Impact Initiative


Google Awards Kiva $3 Million for Global Impact Initiative

Kiva, the leading online “microfinance” for good that enables individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunities for positive individual and communal transformations, is launching Kiva Labs.




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