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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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Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?

High Country News

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Clean water and healthy ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks that biomimicry - such as reconstructing wetlands and growing biofilms - can tackle the toughest of water problems.

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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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Transforming banking for the poor

Wall Street Journal

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Microfinance started to help reduce world poverty but, in the long run, without bank accounts it is hard for beginning entrepreneurs to really get going and to help the economy. Now that paying is possible through cellular phones, more people will have the opportunity to have a bank account and h...

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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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Home on the range

Earth Island

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A robust population of grizzly bears can be an indicator of healthy land; however, the bears also can destroy grain bins, consume vegetation, and kill livestock. Ranchers work with the Canadian government and local conservation groups to protect their resources with bear-proof grain bins and elec...

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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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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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