Andrzej Zwaniecki

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View from space of cyclone (NASA)

Have fun. Advance science. Here are 5 ways.

You can join the thousands of citizen scientists around the world in space and cancer research, wildlife conservation and environmental restoration.
People holding up smartphones (© AP Images)

Developing countries hunger for connectivity to boost their economies and welfare

The World Bank estimates that for every 10 percent increase in high-speed Internet connections, a country’s gross domestic product rises by 1.3 percent.
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Why businesses are getting off the grid

More firms are investing in solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable-energy equipment to bring down energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Want to copy Silicon Valley? Don't forget the critical component.

Other places have tried to replicate Silicon Valley, but they left...

At least 25 places around the world refer to their local high-tech business cluster or industry as Silicon Something. What's in the name? Silicon Alley, which for...
Boneshakered Bigwheel at crowdfunding festival in Florida (AP Images)

Ask the crowd to fund your dream project! (Others might get...

Do you have a great idea for a business, a film or a research project? Are you too broke to make it happen? Crowdfunding...

From carpet weaver to CEO

Masooma Habibi wove carpets. Now she heads an electrical-engineering company. Andeisha Farid grew up in refugee camps. Today her nonprofit group educates orphans and...
A house made of fibers sits on a hilltop.

Something about this house is crucial to disaster survivors

When a scientist at their school invented a new material from jute fiber, the coarse fiber typically used for making burlap, Bangladeshi business students...

This snail farmer had to learn to crawl before her business...

While a college student in Fés, Morocco, Ola Barramou took a trip with a nongovernmental group to an impoverished village, where she and the others...
Solar house on a sunny day (Courtesy University of Puerto Rico)

You can’t build a green home without a green architect

Shane Gring had a degree in architecture and a certificate in green homebuilding. He saw growing demand for energy-efficient homes. And he knew that...