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Residents turn detective to fight crime

BBC

Podcast / Over 15 Minutes

A U.S. company, Flock Safety, has developed a security and surveillance system that allows residents to monitor the color, model, and license plate of every car entering their neighborhood. The system uses car license plate cameras that aren’t monitored by the local police or governments, rather,...

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In Mexico, New Groups Offer Aid To A Young Generation Of Deported DREAMers

NPR

Radio / 5-15 Minutes

A new start-up in Mexico City called Hola Code is giving DREAMers software training, job counseling, and job placement with over 100 partnering companies. Most of these individuals have spent most of their lives in the United States, but upon return to Mexico voluntarily or by force in the last f...

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Wildfire escape routes? There's (almost) an app for that.

High Country News

Text / 800-1500 Words

Scientists and engineers in Colorado are developing an app that can help firefighters determine the safest routes to safety during wildfires. The app, currently in development, was created with data from another trail and hike tracking app and applied to analyze how long it would take a firefight...

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A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

The New York Times

Text / 800-1500 Words

For doctors, reading CT scans can be time consuming and the readings aren't always accurate. In a possible move towards better efficiency, researchers from Google are collaborating with several medical centers to use artificial intelligence to interpret hard-to-read scans such as those that indic...

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Oakland's 'Pothole Vigilantes' Take Street Repairs Into Their Own Hands

KQED

Radio / Under 3 Minutes

In Oakland, CA, two men deemed the Pothole Vigilantes have paired up to fix every pothole in the city. Made possible by crowdfunding the venture, the two have now developed public meetups to teach others how to fix potholes themselves. This has caught the attention of city officials, who, partly ...

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Once Enemies, Now Police Join Forces With Violence Data Activists

OZY

Multi-Media / 800-1500 Words

Across the United States, tech platforms and organizations are developing ways to use data in a way that decreases police violence. They range in purpose – one maps instances of police violence, while another publishes the frequency police use force and the races of those involved. And while they...

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