Category: Education & Government
Japan Unveils World’s First Spherical Drone
Japan Spherical Drone
Japan's Ministry of Defense unveil Star Wars like flying sphere

A cross between something out of Star Wars and a UFO conspiracy theory video, Japan’s Ministry of Defense have recently unveiled their imaginatively titled Read More »

Uncovering The Real “Cool Japan” – Part One
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A five-part series that explores just what it is that makes the country so unique

When crusty bureaucrats intervene with campaigns that are aimed at highlighting the cool side of a country to encourage tourism, it’s rarely a pretty Read More »

Crowdfunding Poised to Redefine Brand Ownership
Changes in legislation will affect brands, banks, and investors

Do your customers love your brand so much that they’re willing to invest in it? Back in 2009, that’s exactly what Michael Migliozzi II Read More »

Festival of Ideas Promotes Brazilian Social Innovation
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New initiative to stimulate innovation in social development projects launched in São Paulo

Our strategic partner, Mandalah São Paulo just celebrated the successful conclusion of The Festival de Ideias (Festival of Ideas), an event organized in partnership with Read More »

Small-Scale Experiments Transform Urban Spaces
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NYC's pilot scheme for innovative initiatives made pop-up parks on the street a reality
NYC's pilot scheme for innovative initiatives made pop-up parks on the street a reality

Earlier this summer we relaxed at this summertime pop-up mini café on Sullivan St. (between Prince St. and Houston St.), a small plant-filled patio taking Read More »

AR, Anime Help Young English Learners, Learn More
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An augmented reality iPhone app breathes new life into the school English textbook
An augmented reality iPhone app breathes new life into the school English textbook

Japan is a country that spends a lot of time and money in schools and in adult education learning languages like English, and yet Read More »

Insights from India: The Anti-Corruption Movement and Youth
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Irrespective of political affiliations, students are in favor of the cause espoused by Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption campaign

Anna Hazare, widely known as the last Gandhian, who forced the federal government to agree to introduce stringent anti-graft legislation, has become a rallying Read More »

Street Art from Egypt’s Revolution
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A closer look at Cairo's concrete walls reveals pride and inspiration
A closer look at Cairo's concrete walls reveals pride and inspiration

In most cities around the world, tagging walls is a popular activity for the young, and murals lining school yards are common. But in Read More »

Censorship in San Francisco
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Surfacing earlier this year in the Middle East, cell network censorship has finally landed in San Francisco
Surfacing earlier this year in the Middle East, cell network censorship has finally landed in San Francisco

A few weeks ago, cell service in four Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations was shut down as protestors worked to organize themselves over Read More »

Indian Entrepreneur Does Well by Doing Good
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Mirakle Couriers provides economic opportunities for the hearing-disabled

The new generation of young entrepreneurs in India are creating new directions for business opportunities as well as social responsibility. Dhruv Lakra, an MBA Read More »