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The Rise of ‘Studyblrs'

Bright Magazine

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Students in today's technical world are now using blogging and other forms of social media, known as studyblrs, in order to help each other improve achievement through online homework help, communication, and encouragement.

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Building Social Skills, Alone at a Computer

Bright Magazine

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Critics in today's world often say that computers and technology are impeding the social skills of the very young. But Zoo U, a computer game for children, helps kids develop the skills they need such as empathy, impulse control, and communication.

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Could adorable tiny tech backpacks save the honeybees?

The Christian Science Monitor

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Concerned with colony collapse syndrome in honey bees worldwide, scientists, farmers and tech companies teamed up in Australia to create a micro-sensor that collects data on the bee's environment.

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Friends in Revolution

The New York Times

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Social media users have encouraged their friends and followers to take part in social revolutions; however, the social media platforms have not effectively brought people into actual high-risk situations to change the political system. Different social media platforms offer different kinds of im...

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No-crossing zones

Conservation Magazine

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Banff National Park in Canada is piloting the use of electrified mats to keep wildlife away from railroad tracks and prevent the death of animals by trains.

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On Columbia, ‘just add water' seems to be working

The Seattle Times

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New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that revolves around the river, including for native peoples.

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Open Education for a Global Economy

The New York Times

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An Irish-based company, ALISON, provides free, high-quality e-courses to people around the globe, particularly those where more traditional forms of education and job training are difficult to access, helping to change lives and the economy for the better.

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Prizes With an Eye Toward the Future

The New York Times

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Agencies across the corporate, government and especially nonprofit sectors are recruiting ideas from the public by offering prizes for solving challenges. Prize incentives have spurred innovation for centuries, but fell out of favor as the preferred method in the 1800s. Now, prize-based incentive...

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Innovation Within Reach

The New York Times

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What about the world’s poorest, for whom new, expensive gadgets are out of reach - what types of innovation would be most beneficial for them? Through “frugal innovation”, people are designing products specifically to meet the needs of the world’s poorest citizens.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

Wired

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Students in Matamoros, Mexico, didn't have reliable Internet access, steady electricity, or much hope—until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

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