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    Advanced Technology Fuels Inequality, Replacing Middle Class Jobs

    Silicon Valley has famously provided the public with addictive social media, reliable search engines, and sophisticated software. But its most concerning impact, economists observe, is its development of a new invisible hand in the marketplace: advanced technology. This innovative California ...

    The End of the Generational Alphabet

    Generation Z possesses unprecedented attributes.For Generation Z-ers, growing up in a post 9/11 world with social media at their fingertips has been the norm. And undoubtedly, they will inherit a world wrought with challenges, from increasing income inequality to the environment. But the group, ...

    Björk Comes to the Classroom

    An app-album becomes an educational tool to explore creativity, music, and science.Björk released Biophilia in 2011 as an app-album. It combined song, technology, video, and games, and since then it has evolved into a unique educational program. The album was built upon further by educators ...

    Do-Gooder Drones

    Unmanned aerial vehicles can be utilized for social good.Drones have deservedly earned a negative reputation as a tool for targeted killings and surveillance that infringes on privacy rights. However quite a few organizations and companies are developing more positive uses for this technology. ...

    Solar Roadways: A Path to Renewable Energy

    Modular solar panels will capture the sun's rays as we drive, bike, and play.One of the latest innovations in renewable energy is solar roadways, an idea conceived by Julie and Scott Brusaw. The roadways are constructed out of modular solar panels that can be installed on the ground – from ...

    Print Your Own Disease-Detecting Microscope for 50 Cents

    A bioengineering assistant professor at Stanford University has created a functional paper microscope for only $0.50.Microscopy technology has not changed much in recent history. According to Manu Prakash, a bioengineering assistant professor at Stanford University, we use the exact same ...

    Menstrual Man: The Sanitary Pad Movement Sweeping Across India

    Menstrual Man is a documentary that details how one dropout-turned-entrepreneur revolutionized menstrual sanitation for women in developing nations.Arunachalam Muruganantham’s interest in the state of menstrual hygiene in India began in 1998 when he discovered that his wife was using dirty ...

    Go Baby Go: Toy Cars for Kids with Disabilities

    Disabled kids can now receive physical therapy while driving their own modified cars.Over 500,000 American children under the age of 5 have cognitive and physical impairments, but usually only those over the age of three have access to electric wheelchairs. Mobility plays a huge role in ...

    Home2O: Upcycled Disaster Relief

    Students at the New York Institute of Technology are reimagining disaster housing.In the aftermath of a disaster, an initiative by students at the New York Institute of Technology's School of Architecture and Design to keep plastic water bottles out of landfills could provide much needed ...

    The In Vitro Meat Cookbook

    The latest from the Eindhoven University of Technology: meat paint and edible scarves.The last time you read about in vitro meat in Utne Reader, scientists at the Eindhoven University of Technology Next Nature lab, had yet to taste the meat grown from stem cells. Last August, after five years ...

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