Seattle is partnering with its most innovative tech companies to solve one of its most pressing issues — one of the worst homeless problems in the country. Learn about its Innovation Advisory Council and why you may want to start your own.
When we typically think of the homeless, we think of people who’ve been on the streets for years. But many of Los Angeles’s homeless are newly homeless. And providing more early help could sharply reduce chronic homelessness.
The nutritional benefits of breastfeeding are pretty well known. But what about the economic advantages? Reports suggest that every $1 invested in breastfeeding generates $35 in economic returns. Read more about global efforts to encourage breastfeeding – and how technology is helping.
Entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits are invited to apply for a spot in the Smart City Works fall 2017 cohort designed to accelerate their solutions focused on key urban infrastructure challenges – from use of urban data and IoT technologies to supporting at-risk populations.
A post from the UK offers a fascinating glimpse at 24 technologies that could potentially improve a lot of lives. We provide a peek at five that are focused on wellness, including a Skype-like app for older folks and 3D printed bionic hands for amputees.
As the world’s diabetes epidemic worsens, IBM, Qualcomm and Microsoft technologies have joined the battle. Columbus, Georgia’s mayor has signed on. So have 47,000 Lions Clubs. And then there's Dana Lewis; don't miss what she's doing to help diabetes sufferers like herself.
The largest food rescue and hunger-relief organization in the U.S. has a new technology platform designed to make food donation as simple as a click for businesses large and small. Learn how MealConnect works.
It's an often-cited dilemma – employers can't find workers with the technical skills they need at the same time millions of young people are unemployed or working low-wage jobs. IBM is out to change that; find out how.
With nearly $200 million in federal funds, Maryland is launching a groundbreaking technology upgrade to cut bureaucratic red tape and help lift families out of poverty. Read what prompted it.
More sustainable and effective crop production can reduce hunger and poverty and make communities stronger. Read about some fascinating new tech-based efforts to optimize agriculture, from India to Western Australia.