• Want To Help Solve The World’s Problems? Here’s One Way…
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    MIT recently issued a calling to all people for whom “solving the world’s problems is an enduring passion; people who wish to be accountable for creating change.” Conceived to address universal problems that limit human potential, Solve is a new platform from MIT —bringing together the most extraordinary minds (and remember, that applies to anyone whether you’re a student or Nobel Prize winner), to build extraordinary solutions—specifically…

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  • Pinpointing This Week: Call To Action.
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    The pressure is on for solving the greatest challenges civilization faces today and no shortage of ideas by which to solve them, but nothing changes unless we act. There are now several organizations (old and new), that with a focus on new thinking and emerging technologies are combining the most visionary minds, change agents, thought leaders, researchers and more to architect what the future can look like and set it in motion. It would be easy to look at these groups as somehow…

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  • People You Need To Know: Canan Dagdeviren – Bending Electronic Boundaries.
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    Worried about skin cancer or whether that expensive new face cream you bought is actually having an effect? Materials scientist Canan Dagdeviren can help you with that. On the MIT list of ‘35 Innovators Under 35‘ and the Forbes list of ‘30 Under 30‘, Dagdeviren has built a flexible new class of biomedical electronics around the size of a bandaid, that contains a tiny sensor and battery embedded in a translucent patch of stretchy rubber, able to…

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  • PINPOINT THEME: Brave New World.
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    SxSW is in full swing and with so many innovators, creative brains and groundbreaking ideas converging, it seems appropriate this week to shine a spotlight on some of the world changing ideas that have the potential to positively shape the future for all of us. According to a recent Pew survey, the American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come…

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