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Christine Su | Courtesy of Pasturemap
May 8, 2018
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PastureMap: Creating a More Sustainable Steak

This app helps ranchers manage their land while improving the environment.

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Sky Kurtz and fellow founders of Pure Harvest | Photo by Siddharth Siva
May 8, 2018
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Pure Harvest: A Smarter Greenhouse Brings Fresh Produce to the Desert

Fifty miles outside of Abu Dhabi, startup Pure Harvest plans to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in an inhospitable climate.

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A dazed man with an overlay of symbols of eyes, shopping carts, computers and other marketing symbols | Photo Illustration by Tricia Seibold with iStock/izusek and iStock/axel2001
April 12, 2018
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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.

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Residents of the El Salto neighbourhood share a meal during New Year's Eve after Hurricane Maria damaged the electrical grid in September, in Morovis, Puerto Rico December 31, 2017. | REUTERS/Alvin Baez
April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.

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Can Blockchain Be Used for Public Good?

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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

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What Makes a Community Resilient?

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