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Arizona Daily Star

Henry Brean

20 September 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In an experimental garden in Arizona, scientists are seeing how to produce sustainable and local food in a desert environment. They’re growing plants under a photovoltaic “canopy” of solar panels that provide necessar...

The Guardian

Donna Ferguson

19 September 2020

Cambridge, England

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Facebook groups are reuniting bicycle-theft victims with their property by creating a place to report thefts and alerting others to be on the lookout for the bikes. A pandemic-inspired boom in bicycling, as a means to...

BBC

Julie Ball

15 September 2020

Brazil

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Rainforest Connection makes a smartphone app that is part of a system using solar-powered phones in the rainforests of Brazil, Sumatra, Costa Rica, and Peru to stream audio of suspected illegal logging. This system, u...

Flint Beat

Amy Diaz

15 September 2020

Flint, Michigan, United States

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In the first full month since it was created to take illegal guns off the street, Flint's Special Investigative Unit seized 64 firearms and made dozens of arrests. The unit's predictive policing approach relies on dat...

Vox

Kelsey Piper

11 September 2020

Kenya

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Mobile banking in Kenya has increased economic mobility for families living in poverty. The mobile money system is not connected to bank accounts, making it accessible to the overwhelming majority of Kenyans who don't...

NPR

Emma Talkoff

Emily Alfin Johnson

11 September 2020

United States

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Students taking AP U.S. History at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, may have been limited in their ability to attend in-person classes, but their teacher decided to supplement their lessons by taking on a 15-day...

Balkan Insight

Lidija Pisker

9 September 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Before the coronavirus pandemic, Our Bridge in Bosnia and Art Aparat in Serbia provided services to seniors to combat social isolation. Despite having to shut down in-person classes due to the pandemic, both groups no...

BBC

Chermaine Lee

8 September 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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Harnessing body heat provides energy-saving heating to commercial and residential buildings. The Stockholm Central station in Sweden and the Mall of America in Minnesota both capture body warmth to provide some of the...

WBEZ

Edie Rubinowitz

7 September 2020

Illinois, United States

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The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated how seniors are able to come together for companionship, but groups in Illinois are trying to utilize technology to address the problem. While the digital divide is a significant ...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Jed Pressgrove

4 September 2020

Linn, Wisconsin, United States

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A drone program has helped the small town of Linn find missing people, rescue people in medical distress, and find multiple drowning victims in the town's lake. Police now spend less time conducting searches and have ...

Montana Free Press

Amanda Eggert

3 September 2020

Orlando, Florida, United States

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What started as a small group of young adults wanting to help their aging parents navigate telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, is now a multi-state program that provides devices to seniors and low-income peopl...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Andrew Westrope

2 September 2020

Maryland, United States

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The Maryland Department of Information Technology adapted an existing system to quickly distribute small-business grants and loans due to Covid-19. The Maryland OneStop platform, a single site for state licenses, perm...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

1 September 2020

Australia

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Stranded overseas for more than half a year by border closings because of the pandemic, Australians flocked to a new mapping tool that tells the story of their plight. Remove the Cap website attracted more than 600 us...

Bloomberg

Chris Martin

1 September 2020

Texas, United States

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A cryptocurrency mining company in Texas called Layer1 can power down its data-processing centers and sell its unused electricity back to the power grid. Instead of passively consuming energy, they are able to utilize...

Governing

Carl Smith

31 August 2020

California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced the ridership of the Monterey-Salinas Transit District, so the system shifted services to help the mostly rural community it serves. Despite cash-flow problems, unused driv...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

31 August 2020

United States

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School districts and cities are creating learning hubs, or learning centers, to provide students with remote learning and access to Wi-Fi. The hubs are free, low-cost, or subsided. The hubs are a necessary alternative...

The New York Times

Julia Hotz

29 August 2020

United States

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Coronavirus-related loneliness increased demand for groups that help people make personal connections and new friends, even if at a distance. A New York MeetUp, “I wanted to do that … just not alone”, has seen attenda...

NPR

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Steve Inskeep

28 August 2020

Kansas, United States

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The National Education Association has launched a school-focused COVID-19 case tracker in the U.S., all thank to the efforts of a Kansas theater teacher. Alisha Morris started with an excel sheet and took to online se...

Dallas Morning News

Brooklynn Cooper

28 August 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Hotspots are helping bridge the digital divide in Dallas, one of the worst-connected cities in the U.S. compared to other similar-sized cities. A program that allows for residents to check out hotspots from the librar...

The Guardian

Yasemin Craggs Mersinoglu

28 August 2020

United States

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Many young TikTok users are sharing videos about environmental issues, like climate change and biodiversity, and it is leading to resource sharing, personal connections, and people reaching out to learn more about env...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Ben Levine

27 August 2020

Pennsylvania, United States

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Using AI technology, home address data, and algorithms, the Metro21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon was able to find the best school bus routes to deliver school meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The soluti...

BBC

Craig Langran

27 August 2020

Uganda

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A hospital in Uganda is using a new device created by scientists that produces oxygen without the use of electricity. Since the device has been introduced, 500 children have been treated with it and the mortality for ...

The Boston Globe

Nick A. Zaino

27 August 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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With many clubs closed due to Covid-19, some comics are performing online and at socially distanced outdoor events. Club owners are adapting to changing circumstances with outdoor stages. Drive-in shows are gaining po...

Transitions Online

Tereza Engelova

26 August 2020

Czech Republic

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Czech Technical University's online learning platform, HERMES, combats terrorism based on proven methods of deradicalization of former jihadists and preventing recruitment of new people to terrorism. Interactive exerc...

BBC

Jessica Jones

26 August 2020

London, England

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Bartering has surged in popularity as neighbors and community members seek hard-to-find items during the pandemic. Groups with thousands of members have emerged, and people are trading household items as well as their...

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