Science can be harnessed for global good. We’ve seen this concept at work as disease has been eliminated, businesses have been built from microloans and rural banking systems, and water has reached those who need it.
The Rockefeller Foundation, one of the nation’s largest and oldest philanthropic institutions, held its annual Innovation Forum on June 26 in New York City. Innovation has been at the center of the Foundation’s mission, since 1913.
Pictured above, Ladyada giving an interview before her talk on stage!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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