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

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

    Reviewed By Marina Gorbis
  • A new, data-driven mode of confronting humanitarian disaster requires an appropriate policy framework.

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

  • feature_disruption_for_good Rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative,…

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

    Reviewed By Maryann Feldman
  • Smartcuts analyzes the smart shortcuts various successful people take via "lateral thinking" so that all workers and thinkers can be…

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

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

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

    By Suzie Boss | 1

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