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Technology & Design

 

Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 
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Crisis Tech

Listening closely to users has enabled developers to create digital tools that support responses to the recent Ebola outbreak.

 

Zone of Impact

A school-based collective impact project in West Dallas, Texas, is yielding lessons on how to compile and use big data.

 

Danger Ahead

The spread of technology-based platforms brings greater connectivity—but also greater vulnerability.

Reviewed By Marina Gorbis | Summer 2015
 

Always on Call

A new, data-driven mode of confronting humanitarian disaster requires an appropriate policy framework.

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | Summer 2015
 

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.