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FastCompany

Adele Peters

1 November 2018

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Households across the United States are using (and paying) for energy that they're not actively consuming. A new invention that connects to an app helps identify the how much energy is being expended by various applia...

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Roberto Torres

26 October 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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As Philadelphia struggles to make a dent on its high poverty rate, it can look to solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One key is putting many support providers under one roof: the New Mexico Workforce Connection is...

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Eillie Anzilotti

19 October 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Generation West Virginia, a nonprofit created “to support opportunities for young people to build up their own careers and the economy in the state overall,” has expanded its programming. Its newest initiative is a te...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

18 October 2018

United States

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As more states have added computer science courses to required education standards, teachers are taking creative approaches to integrating computer science into traditional subjects such as music and social studies. “...

Logic Magazine

Nina Sparling

15 October 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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True to hacker form, an MIT team wants "open-source agriculture," a technology that takes food production back from big corporations and makes it widely accessible. To this end, the OpenAg community, comprised of code...

Reuters

Jeffrey Dastin

9 October 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Amazon trashed its automated resume-reviewing software after the company discovered that the software had taught itself to discriminate against women applicants. The situation shows the limits of machine learning in h...

Wall Street Journal

Melissa Korn

30 September 2018

California, United States

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Amidst the rise of new forms and packages of higher education, a traditional four year college with no computer science department of its own and a coding boot camp are joining forces. Students at Dominican University...

Pacific Standard

Dwyer Gunn

24 September 2018

Hazard, Kentucky, United States

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In Hazard, Kentucky, the future of coal remains uncertain. However, efforts by KVEC, or the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, led to funding from the Department of Education. This grant is helping train student...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

17 September 2018

Berkeley, California, United States

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While some universities have been hesitant to let blockchain technology into the traditional halls of academia, UC Berkeley has started offering blockchain entrepreneurship courses and student-run blockchain clubs and...

The Guardian

Skot Thayer

Alex Hern

20 August 2018

Malaysia

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Blockchain can be used to create digital identities for people who have lost legal documents or been denied citizenship. The technology is helping Rohingya in Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia gain access to bank...

Wired

Danny Gold

16 August 2018

Syria

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For people living in Syria, minutes can save people from dying due to bomb strikes. So three men got together and created Hala, and launched a warning system that uses data from aircraft to predict where and when warp...

The New York Times

Adrianne Jeffries

27 June 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Governments around the world are exploring whether blockchain technologies can improve public administration. In theory, blockchain could improve accountability and trust in government. In practice, pilot projects are...

Quartz

Dave Gershgorn

17 June 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Project Spark is creating a platform for tech companies to request access to the health records of Ontario’s 14 million residents. One hundred companies have already expressed interest. The project is motivated by the...

Ensia

Chloe Warren

6 June 2018

Tanzania

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In Tanzania, low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) are a form of telecommunications technology that have the power to potentially stop poachers in their tracks when coupled with geolocation sensors. The application doe...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

1 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Writing laws to be machine-readable could have huge payoffs. San Francisco is designing a computer program to read through the city’s prosecution records and automatically downgrade applicable marijuana possession con...

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Jack Graham

18 May 2018

Bern, Switzerland

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Switzerland will soon be piloting a new algorithm to help refugees find jobs. The algorithm uses "machine learning to match geographic employment outcomes with refugees’ personal characteristics, such as gender, age a...

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Maryalice Parks

Enjoli Francis

7 May 2018

West Virginia, United States

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Mined Minds, a nonprofit founded in 2015, is providing training and job connections for former coal miners in West Virginia and Kentucky who are now out of work. Take seventh-generation coal miner Billy Buzzard. He un...

KRWG-PBS

Anthony Moreno

12 April 2018

Melrose, New Mexico, United States

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In many states, schools are now required to offer computer science curriculum. But in New Mexico, particularly in rural towns, there are few resources in place to expose students to the growing field. In Melrose, a to...

High Country News

Anthony Moreno

12 April 2018

Melrose, New Mexico, United States

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For over sixteen years Melrose Municipal Schools, a small rural school district which oversees the students of Melrose, New Mexico, sets aside funds for the Supercomputing Challenge, an annual science and engineering...

Wall Street Journal

David Luhnow

1 March 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

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Hola Code Academy, a non-profit based in Mexico City, is building "Mexico's Silicon Valley." Targeting English-speaking students who have recently been deported from the United States, the startup offers free, intensi...

Wired

Jon Marcus

18 December 2017

Washington, United States

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When a Microsoft employee decided to develop a new data analytics degree program at Eastern Washington University, it was only one year until classes were up and running. While an estimated 1.8 million new tech jobs w...

Citiscope

David Hatch

1 August 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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In an era of mass migration and vast displacement, communities and governments around the world are struggling to cope with the influx of millions of immigrants and refugees. But different innovations in technology ar...

Graphic Online

Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah

17 July 2017

Accra, Ghana

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Frustrated with poor network service and high costs, many Ghanians have had to tote multiple cheap mobile phones around to conduct business and communications normally. One entrepreneur, Kwasi Twum-Ampofo, decided to ...

Forbes

Casey Hynes

3 July 2017

Lahore, Pakistan

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The rapid evolution of technology is continually opening new doors for how microfinance projects can be implemented, improved, and scaled. The team at ADDO A.I. sees artificial intelligence as the catalyst for both mi...

Anthropocene Magazine

Mark Harris

1 July 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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As electric utilities expand to include evolving forms of energy such as varied renewables, the already complex puzzle of storage and distribution (effectively addressing surges and lulls in demand) has grown more dif...

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