TOPIC: RESEARCH (22)

Greater Good Science Center

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu

Founded by acclaimed social psychologist Dacher Keltner in 2001, the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) is at the forefront of the movement to explore the roots of happiness, compassion, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior – the science of a meaningful life. We sponsor groundbreaking research into social and emotional well-being and also help people apply this research to their own lives by disseminating it through our web-based magazine, live events, and workshops.

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Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, Science, Happiness, GGSC

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

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

Urban Life International

http://www.ulicanada.org/

Urban Life International is an independent research training organization with the desire to foment a better understanding and response to the urban challenge.  The urban challenge has been described as the need to transform concrete and steel into communities of health and hope.  The people who live in cities are caught in-between segregation and integration, diversity and distinction, and density and privacy.  Their quality of life is determined in how they respond to these challenges.

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Cities, Urban, Communities, Urban Life International, 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

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

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

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

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

Foldit

http://fold.it

Foldit is an online series of puzzles that enables players to contribute to scientific research. The puzzles represent various challenges faced by scientists in their quest to solve the mysteries behind protein structure and and design.

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Foldit, Puzzles, Science, Games, Research, Protein, Scientific

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

Give Well

http://www.givewell.org

GiveWell is an independent, nonprofit charity evaluator. We find outstanding giving opportunities and publish the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give.

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Give Well, Nonprofit, Evaluator

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

City Form Lab

http://cityform.mit.edu/en.html

The City Form Lab at the Singapore University of Technology & Design in collaboration with the School of Architecture & Planning at MIT focuses on empirical studies of urban form. We develop new software tools for researching city form; use cutting-edge spatial analysis and statistics to investigate how the physical pattern of urban infrastructure affects the social, environmental and economic quality of urban environments; and develop creative design and policy solutions for contemporary urban challenges. By bringing together multi-diciplinary urban research expertise  and excellence in design, we develop context sensitive and timely insight about the role of urban form in affecting the quality of life in 21st century cities.

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City Form Lab, Architecture, Urban, Software, Research

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

http://www.icic.org

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.

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Inner City, Economy, Businesses, Research, Strategy