TOPIC: RESEARCH (21)

Building a Smarter Planet

http://asmarterplanet.com

Building a smarter planet is an IBM-sponsored blog intended to provide readers with a place to talk about the issues raised within the content. It is our hope that you will feel compelled to share some of the things you see, read and hear on this blog with your friends, family and peers. This blog is not going to deliver final answers to the issues raised, but we hope it acts as a starting point for conversations about how we can help make our planet smarter.

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Building A Smarter Planet, Research

The Official NASA App for Android

Come explore with NASA and discover a huge collection of stunning images, videos, mission information, news, NASA TV and featured content with the new NASA App for Android.

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Nasa, Innovation, Research, The Official NASA App For Android

Pop Tech

http://poptech.org

We convene this community in intimate, peer-level gatherings where participants can share their most provocative questions and their most promising new ideas, and begin to work together on new approaches to some of the world’s toughest challenges.

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Pop Tech, Research

The Energy Collective

http://theenergycollective.com

The Energy Collective is an independent, moderated community of professionals focused on the complex challenges of meeting the world's energy needs sustainably. Our members are our content contributors, and include leading scientists, activists, policy makers, executives and entrepreneurs.

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The Energy Collective, Professionals, Policy

B Lab

http://www.bcorporation.net

Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

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B Corporation, Research, Corp, B, B Lab

Skoll Foundation

http://www.skollfoundation.org

The Skoll Foundation drives large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

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Skoll Foundation, Research

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org

Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

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Wiki, Wikipedia, Encyclopedia, Free Encyclopedia, Research

Columbia Water Center

http://water.columbia.edu/

Our mission is to creatively tackle the issue of global water scarcity through innovations in technology, public policy and private action. Combining the rigor of scientific research with the impact of effective policy, we aim to design reliable, sustainable models of water management and development that can be implemented on local, regional and global levels. 

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Columbia University, Water, Policy, Water Management

Institute for the Future (IFTF)

http://www.iftf.org

Institute for the Future is a non-profit research organization that has been forecasting practical future scenarios for over forty years. IFTF brings people together to make the future—today. Whether you’re a strategic leader in a large organization or a community leader in a struggling neighborhood or a netizen who wants to mobilize global crowds, we have practical tools, research, and programs that turn foresight into the critical new insights that ultimately lead to action.

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Institute For The Future, IFTF, Nonprofit, Research

23andMe

https://www.23andme.com

23andMe was founded to empower individuals and develop new ways of accelerating research. The members of 23andMe have come together because we believe in the combined potential of genetics and the Internet to have a significant, positive impact.

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Genetic Testing, DNA, 23andMe, Genes, Technology, Internet

Zooniverse

https://www.zooniverse.org

The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. Our current projects are here but plenty more are on the way. If you're new to the Zooniverse, we suggest picking a project and diving in - the same account will get you into all of our projects, and you can keep track of what you've contributed by watching 'My Zooniverse'.

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Planet Four, Science, Zooniverse, Citizen Projects, Discovery, Research

Diigo

http://www.diigo.com

If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

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Productivity, Diigo, Research, Knowledge-sharing

The Solar Foundation

http://www.thesolarfoundation.org

The Solar Foundation is an independent national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to demonstrate the global benefits of solar energy through research and education. Founded in 1977 and based in Washington, DC, we are increasing the widespread adoption of solar energy and transforming the marketplace through our coordinated public education & outreach efforts, high-level data collection, and innovative research. 

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The Solar Foundation, Energy, Research, Solar Energy, Outreach

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR)

http://www.womenshealthresearch.org

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women’s health through advocacy, education, and research.

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The Society For Women’s Health Research, SWHR

Global Footprint Network

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN

Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, how much we use and who uses what.
By making ecological limits central to decision-making, we are working to end overshoot and create a society where all people can live well, within the means of one planet.

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Environment, Natural Resources, Ecological Footprint, Sustainability, Global Footprint Network, Nature