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The Conversation

Future Engineers Need To Understand Their Human Impact – Here’s How My Classes Prepare Students To Tackle Problems Like Climate Change

January 13, 2022

Interested in learning more about technology and design for good? Take Engineering for Change’s online course, Introduction to Engineering...

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The Conversation

Want to Solve Society’s Most Urgent Problems? Cash Prizes Can Spur Breakthroughs

September 28, 2021

Editor’s note: While considering the efficacy of cash prizes, please see this ongoing competition by ConservationX Labs: The Artisanal...

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The Conversation

We Created a Tool to Help Predict COVID-19 Increases in African Countries

July 26, 2021

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from COVID-19 is the bewildering...

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The Conversation

Most Buildings Were Designed for an Earlier Climate – Here’s What Will Happen as Global Warming Accelerates

July 8, 2021

Climate change will affect every aspect of our lives – including the buildings we live and work in. Most...

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The Conversation

Robots Are Coming and the Fallout Will Harm Marginalized Communities

May 21, 2021

COVID-19 has brought about numerous, devastating changes to people’s lives globally. With the number of cases rising across Canada...

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The Conversation

Where the Cold Chain Doesn’t Go

January 5, 2021

The cold supply chain can’t reach everywhere. That’s a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination. To mitigate health inequities...

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The Conversation

UV Light Can Make the Indoors Safer During the Pandemic – If It’s Used Correctly

September 11, 2020

Editor’s note: The author, Dr. Karl Linden, conducts research into water and sanitation technologies that meet basic needs in...

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The Conversation

How Changes Brought on by Coronavirus Could Help Tackle Climate Change

April 10, 2020

Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that...

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Evan Thomas

Lessons from Rwanda on Tackling Unsafe Drinking Water and Household Air Pollution

February 27, 2020

Unsafe drinking water and household air pollution are major causes of illness and death around the world. This is...

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The Conversation

We Used Smartphones to Screen Children for Vision and Hearing Loss

October 19, 2019

Healthy hearing and vision in early childhood are the foundation for success at school. Hearing and vision difficulties are...

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