Tech & Innovation for Good

Stories About Using Technology and Innovation To Make a Difference

Researchers Created Sustainable Jelly Ice Cubes That Don't Melt

A new type of cooling cube could revolutionize how food is kept cold and shipped fresh without relying on ice or traditional cooling packs — free from waste and mold.
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A New mRNA Vaccine Targeting Ticks May Offer Protection Against Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

A new laboratory-stage mRNA vaccine that teaches the immune system to recognize the saliva from tick bites could prevent these bugs from feeding on and transmitting tick-borne diseases to people, according to a recent study.
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Afghan Girls Are Bypassing the Taliban Through Underground Coding Classes

Hundreds of Afghan girls and women are continuing to learn online and in hidden classrooms, despite Taliban restrictions on education
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New AI Tech Is Changing the Game for Wildfire Recovery

The Western Fire Chiefs Association, a nonprofit that started in California during the 1800s, sees much potential in a new tool that can save substantial time and manpower in wildfire recovery missions.
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This Hand Gesture From TikTok Just Saved a Teenager — And Shows How It Could Save More

A new hand gesture is helping save lives — and there are more creative ways people are showing up to help those in distress.
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#TeamSeas: YouTubers Are Raising $30 Million To Remove 30 Million Pounds of Trash From the Ocean

TeamSeas — an initiative from popular YouTubers Mr. Beast and Mark Rober — asks content creators to use their influence to raise awareness about the current state of our oceans and raise $30 million dollars to take 30 million pounds of trash out of the waters.
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Thanks to Science, Cancer Deaths Are Rapidly Decreasing

We're seeing good news when it comes to cancer trends. We’ve seen a 2.2 percent decrease in male deaths from cancer. And for women, the cancer death decrease is a little less than 2 percent over the past four years.
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'Giving Life To Dying Land': Solar Water Pumps Are Quenching Thirsty Kenyan Farms

Kenya's farmers have built sand dams to hold onto scarce river water — but solar-power water pumps are making access hugely easier
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Cities Are Mobilizing to Equitably Expand Public Transit

During the pandemic, commuter trains ran nearly empty while buses shuttled essential workers. Now, cities are reevaluating where they spent their transit dollars.
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Wind Turbines Are Being Recycled Into Bike Shelters, High-speed Rail Lines, Power Line Poles, and Roofs

The Danish port city of Aalborg, where the new recyclable blades are being made, has found an innovative new use for old blades, by turning them into bike shelters for the city’s cyclists.
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