News tagged with social impact

Intelligent underground robot for urban environments

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are leading the implementation of a new kind of autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. The system, developed within the framework ...

dateJun 21, 2017 in Robotics
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The rise of social impact investing

Governments, communities and industries are grappling with issues such as climate change, inequality and social justice – and how to mobilise more funding to tackle these issues. One possible solution is impact investing.

dateMar 31, 2017 in Economics & Business
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Qatar's largest bank investigating alleged data breach

Qatar's largest bank is investigating a security breach that appears to have exposed sensitive personal data for what could be hundreds of customers, including employees of international broadcaster Al-Jazeera and potentially ...

dateApr 27, 2016 in Security
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Leveraging social media to engineer success

From Facebook to Twitter, Yelp to Mashable—social media channels have a broad and deep impact on society. It's where people get their news, alerts, gossip, and updates. But what if seamlessly scrolling through a media feed ...

dateFeb 19, 2016 in Engineering
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The social value of flood alleviation

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and severity of flooding in coming years. For more effective flood alleviation, a recently published study recommends schemes that consider the social impact of floods ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Environment
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