Our national and state roads, dams, bridges, and airports are in such disrepair that they’ve even garnered the attention of this year’s presidential candidates. Yet none seem to have a comprehensive answer as to how to come up with the $3 trillion that engineers say it will take to upgrade our national infrastructure. The problem, says author Parag Khanna, isn’t that it can’t be done, but that we aren’t thinking big enough.
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CodeStart equips young people of color, between the ages of 18 to 24 without a college degree, with coding and critical-thinking skills, a desire for lifelong learning, and pathways to personal and professional development.
Many publicly-traded corporations are like dinosaurs, says author Gerald Davis. They cannot keep up with changes in hiring, sourcing and technology. They are becoming obsolete, he argues, and it’s time to think about what’s next.
For humanitarian aid groups, tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to teach communities how items like clean cookstoves and off-grid lighting can make their lives easier.
As one of very few female black CEOs in Silicon Valley, Stacy Brown-Philpot leads TaskRabbit’s commitment to increasing diversity in tech.
A new technology revolution is underway, in the form of “smart” building systems that are transforming how commercial buildings are operated and how we work, live and play within them.
Investigators in Japan raided a Mitsubishi factory on Thursday after the company was “outed” by Nissan for tampering with fuel-economy test data. The discovery could be pricey for Mitsubishi — which, in the shadow of the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, faces hefty fines and other costs.
Big data needs more women, and new roles — such as chief data officer (CDO) — may be just the ticket to bring women into the data fold. These positions don’t have a strong history of male leaders or institutionalized gender bias, purely focusing on the qualities people need to earn those roles.
Gainesville is home of the Gators and the University of Florida. In recent years, residents have witnessed a paradigm shift in the number of incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms showing interest in the startup eco-system this city has to offer. Now it’s about to get its greenest building yet.
Sustainability poses many questions. For a long time, answers were scarce. But thanks to new analysis methods and an increasing willingness to share data, solutions that were completely inconceivable until recently are now becoming possible: For instance, big data allows us to optimize cancer treatment or to identify slave labor in the supply chain.
“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John Bradburn, global waste reduction manager for GM, told TriplePundit.
USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.
Mobile payments were designed with traditional buyers and sellers in mind, but they can be highly beneficial to nonprofit organizations that rely on donations for financial support. Here are a few simple ways your group can increase donations with the help of mobile payments.
The World Air Quality Index is helping us visualize air pollution across the globe. With its real-time air quality information, we can practically see our cities breathe — and this is just one of many projects bringing data to life.