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Saving The Planet One Drone At A Time

Are We Europe Magazine

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping expand over 90 different projects. Even more, scientists have started directly col...

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A New Generation of Students Is Teaching Us How to Reduce E-Waste

Vice

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The company, iFixit, is training college students to repair electronics and then create manuals so that others can do the same. The company has helped students make more than 30,000 guides and reaches 1.5 million users every month. iFixit partners with colleges and universities to with the hopes ...

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How Steep Is That Sidewalk? A Digital Map for People With Disabilities

Yes! Magazine

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Crowdsourcing data allows developers to help those with limited mobility find accessible routes. The AccessMap Seattle project, in collaboration with the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the University of Washington and OpenStreetMap, has tested and is improving a map where users can fi...

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California to build largest wildlife crossing in world

Associated Press

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A bridge is being designed to cross over U.S. 101 so that wildlife in the region will have a safe way to travel. When development, especially freeways, happens, ecosystems are cut off, leaving animals like wildcats, deer, and snakes, with no way to access their entire habitats. This bridge, funde...

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Austin parents create safe options for families in a dangerous digital landscape

KXAN Austin

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Concerned about their children's mental health as a result of excessive and unmonitored screen time, several parents in Austin are taking district-wide pacts to not buy their children smartphones before a certain grade and offering alternate activities or more controlled gaming environments.

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How One City Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses with an Algorithm

Route Fifty

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A well-designed algorithm can help increase the efficiency of complex, and troublesome, transportation systems. In 2017, Boston Public Schools hosted a competition to redesign its complicated bussing system. The selected proposal, an algorithm created by PhD students, increased efficiency by 20% ...

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