Technology


Mobile Application Now Available for Students in MPA@UNC

MPA@UNC and 2U, Inc., the leader in creating online academic experiences for top universities and colleges, are pleased to announce the introduction and availability of a new mobile application for iOS and Android. The innovative app allows for students enrolled in the online format of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration program to view interactive course content as well as communicate live with fellow students and professors on their mobile devices...

8 Game-Changing Organizations in the African American Community

In honor of Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on eight organizations led by young African American professionals who are making incredible strides. These organizations run the gamut from philanthropy, technology, and education to social justice, politics, and law, with each one leaving a distinctive mark on the African American community...

Andreas Raptopoulos: No Roads? There’s a Drone for That

In early December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos scored what many saw as a publicity coup by announcing that his company is working on a plan to transport merchandise with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—more commonly referred to as drones. Although Bezos isn’t ready to say when customers can expect to see their books delivered by drones, entrepreneur Andreas Raptopoulos is actively working with UAVs as the foundation for a new kind of transportation system for communities in developing countries that lack all-weather roads...

Is Ride Sharing the Future of Transportation?

Vehicle sharing is gaining traction in cities across the United States. Many consumers are discovering that vehicle sharing makes it easier to skip taxis, forgo public transportation, and avoid car ownership while enjoying the short-term benefits of a private car. Vehicle sharing is a cost-effective transportation option that also benefits the environment...

The History of Public Broadcasting

In 1910, a single song changed the world of media forever. It wasn’t exactly the song — an opera performed by tenor Enrico Caruso — that did it, but the use of microphones, a transmitter, and an antenna, courtesy of inventor Lee de Forest, to wirelessly broadcast the song. On that night at the Metropolitan Opera, public broadcasting was born...

Beth Noveck: Demand a More Open-Source Government

Beth Noveck founded the White House Open Government Initiative when she was acting as the first Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Her training as a lawyer, coupled with her appreciation for and understanding of technology, enables her to visualize the potential of Wiki Government...

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