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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



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

Study Proves Children Grasp Math More Quickly with Visual and Concrete Models
New research from Concordia University suggests that in order for students to understand math, teachers must make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples. The research's...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

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

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

Twitter: The New Voice of the People
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

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





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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