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Technology & Design

 

Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 

Data Game

To leverage data science for social good, one company is working to foster a bit of healthy competition.

 
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Disruption for Good

Rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative, transparent, and democratic.

 

Misdiagnosing Science

A survey of obstacles to innovation focuses erroneously on the supposed caution of university-based scientists.

 

Smartcuts

Smartcuts analyzes the smart shortcuts various successful people take via "lateral thinking" so that all workers and thinkers can be encouraged to work smarter.

By Shane Snow | Dec. 2, 2014
 

Circulating the Internet

At two big-city libraries, patrons can check out a new approach to accessing a wide range of digital technology.

 
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When the “Doves” Fly

A Silicon Valley start-up that operates earth-orbiting imaging satellites is making them available to social innovators.

 
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Design for Cleaner Living

A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.

 
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Substance Over Style

An international design award based in Denmark celebrates products and projects that aim “to improve life.”

 
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Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.

 

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education offers real-world examples of how educators are using data to improve learning.