TOPIC: RESEARCH (22)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Docracy

http://www.docracy.com

Docracy is a social repository of contracts, legal agreements and other legal documents. Our mission is to make these documents freely available to the public. We also hope to make them easier to find, customize and execute. No more shady templates behind a paywall that you download hoping everything will be alright. Instead: reputable, transparent sources and social proof to help you find something as close as possible to the perfect document.

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Legal, Documents, Docracy, Contracts, Agreements, Transparent

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

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

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