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Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?

Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?

01.28.2015
At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of...
Technology for Development: Shifting the Status Quo in Africa

Technology for Development: Shifting the Status Quo in Africa

01.30.2015
Access to mobile technology is transforming our ability to reach the poorest of the poor.
Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

01.30.2015
This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge...
Social Media Campaign Helps Connect Homeless People With Loved Ones

Social Media Campaign Helps Connect Homeless People With Loved Ones

Lydia O'Connor  01.29.2015
People have a hard time thinking of the homeless as humans, let alone as someone’s child, parent, brother or sister. But a new social...
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Why Careers in Technology are Good for Women

Why Careers in Technology are Good for Women

01.29.2015
Careers for women in technology get an undeservedly bad rap.
Emma Watson's Advice On Women In Engineering Is Seriously On Point

Emma Watson's Advice On Women In Engineering Is Seriously On Point

Cavan Sieczkowski  01.28.2015
Just when you thought Emma Watson couldn't possibly be more inspiring, she goes and inspires some more. While at the World Economic Forum...
Can Drones And 3-D Printers Save Lives? Emerging Technology Choices In Humanitarian Response

Can Drones And 3-D Printers Save Lives? Emerging Technology Choices In Humanitarian Response

01.27.2015
How do we heed the advice of Mr. Gates and act today to enable the major leaps of the next decade that will save hundreds of thousands...
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Rethinking The Three Rs: Why We Need A New Model Of Education

Rethinking The Three Rs: Why We Need A New Model Of Education

01.23.2015
In America, traditional schooling has frequently drawn inspiration from the trusty “three Rs”: writing, reading and arithmetic. But...
Obama: More Women And Minorities Should Take On STEM, And This Student Is Proof

Obama: More Women And Minorities Should Take On STEM, And This Student Is Proof

Kimberly Yam  01.23.2015
An engineering student's dedication to her field has earned her praise from the president. Camille Eddy, sophomore at Boise State University,...
Researchers Use Twitter To Track Heart Disease

Researchers Use Twitter To Track Heart Disease

01.24.2015
By Tom Jacobs Why does one community have higher levels of heart disease than another? Some of the reasons are obvious, such as income...
A Call For NGOs To Embrace Innovation In 2015

A Call For NGOs To Embrace Innovation In 2015

01.22.2015
What if organizations paused and considered what technology might unlock, and then began to imagine the operational and organizational...
Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Ending Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role

Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Ending Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role

Robbie Couch  01.22.2015
Technological advances will drastically change life in the developing world by 2030. Bill Gates is betting on it. In the 2015 Gates...
10 Fundraising Projects Backed By YouTube's International Stars

10 Fundraising Projects Backed By YouTube's International Stars

01.22.2015
When YouTube star Tyler Oakley decided to support the Trevor Project for his 25th birthday, he knew he could count on his huge fan base....
'State of the Union' Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

'State of the Union' Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

01.22.2015
As the president stated, to ensure a more prosperous future, we must continue to focus on education. At the K-12 level, we must equip students...