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SAN JOSE, SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Tuesday September 1 - The Tech Museum today revealed The Tech Awards Laureates 2009, 15 innovators from around the world who have committed their groundbreaking work to solving humanity's most pressing challenges. The Laureates and former Vice President Al Gore, this year's James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award recipient, will be recognized at The Tech Awards Gala on November 19th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, is a signature program of The Tech Museum. Established in 2001, The Tech Awards recognizes Laureates in five ...
(OCR) technology that allows computers to read virtually all printed text. In 1989, Fruchterman founded Arkenstone, a nonprofit social enterprise that produced reading machines for people with visual disabilities based on the Calera technology. In 1989, Fruchterman also cofounded RAF Technology, Inc. , a postal OCR technology company. Arkenstone’s business assets and name were sold to for-profit Freedom Scientific in April of 2000 and the nonprofit changed its name to Benetech , which is now based in Palo Alto , California. Fruchterman has been President and CEO of Benetech since its founding. Benetech is a non-profit ...
Bright Simons wins Ghana one more ICT innovation award with ...
The innovative ICT software, mPedigree developed by Bright Simons, the young Ghanaian innovator to check the influx of fake drugs has captivated the entire world winning him a number of awards. Earlier this year,  mPedigree won the 1st place position in the Emerging Markets category of the Nokia Innovators contest. mPedigree is an application that allows users to text-message at no cost, a quality-authentication code found on the packaging of anti-Malarial and other medications to a provisioned mobile shortcode in order to guard against counterfeit drugs believed to be responsible for an alarming number of deaths, especially in ... market research, surveys and trends
Five winners named of 2002 Tech Museum Awards: Technology ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2002 -- The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity announced five winners in the categories of education, equality, environment, health and economic development. Each winner picked by a panel of judges assembled by Santa Clara University received a $50,000 cash honorarium to encourage continued innovations and to honor their contributions in applying technology to solve global challenges and improve the lives of people around the world. The 2002 Tech Museum Award winners are: Bunker Roy, from The Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India, received The NASDAQ Stock Market Education Award ... market research, surveys and trends


Technology Benefiting Humanity
Technology is all about helping people. However, technology development is not driven to maximize all of society's goals. Applications that make money get built, while applications that don't make money don't get built. Bridging the gap between the possible and the profitable in socially beneficial applications of technology is critical, and it's an important effort that requires the attention of the technology community. The social sector needs more technology tools, and the barriers to using technology in this sector are shrinking daily. Market failure is not the final word: just because something ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Alexander J. Field is the Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma, his research and teaching interests span macroeconomic theory and policy, technological and institutional change, American and European economic history, and the influence of evolutionary/biological forces on human nature. His most recent publications include Altruistically Inclined? The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory, and the Origins of Reciprocity (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001) and "The Most Technologically Progressive Decade of the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Locals Join Offshore Drilling Protest
Westville’s David Sepulveda was one of a number of New Haveners who joined a weekend protest in West Haven against offshore drilling. He sent in these photos and this write-up. More than 70 people turned out Saturday morning to join hands on the West Haven shore, part of a massive rally held on beaches around the United States to protest offshore drilling and promote clean energy.  The non-political rally was sponsored in part, by Hands Across the Sand , a movement opposed to off-shore drilling and championing clean energy sources. While the organization steers away from partisan politics, part of its mission is to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Billabong's Design For Humanity Raises $75000
an organization raising awareness and funds for families affected by the long-standing war in Uganda, Africa. Billabong helped raise over $75,000 with thousands more expected from the art and bikini collaboration auctions. The fashion-music-art block party was a blow out with Legendary electroclash duo FISCHERSPOONER and “It” girl Kid Sister performing after a runway fashion show. Billabong took the beach straight to the runway by showcasing surf inspired swim like you’ve never seen it before.  Looks included pop neon colors, multi colored tribal print swim paired with metallic silver and black.  Models wore a combination of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Tech Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., is one of the premier annual humanitarian awards programs in the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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and nanotechnology toward maximizing benefit to humanity, while addressing potential risks in technology development. Contributing to workshop discussions ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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The World Health Organization estimates that over one million deaths result each year from malaria. Malaria is a public health problem today in more than 90 countries, inhabited by a total of some 2.4 billion people, 40% of the world’s population. Worldwide prevalence of the disease is estimated to be in the order of 300-500 million clinical cases each year. If we could learn the genetic expression of the cells of the malaria parasite, we could target drug therapy to disable or destroy those parasites. But what kind of technology would enable us to access the genetic information we would need? The World Health Organization ...
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How did America dominate the world? - Yahoo! Answers
Why does their dollar dominate the world market when other countries also offer stability, security and exchange of valuable skills and tangible objects. Why do countries give america many of their limited natural resources for a piece of paper the government of america gives in exchange. innovation is also from around the world with its results being sold and benefiting america in exchange of this green currency paper that holds a specific value just because the government says so. please explain When you say that the value of the dollar is relative to the gold reserves of the U.S, then I have news for you...this no longer applies.