Announcement – IEEE Student Members' Designs to Aid Humanitarian Efforts

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Small image of power lines with a purple skyIEEE is sponsoring a Regional Student Design Competition for solutions to one of three humanitarian problems as part of the joint IEEE-United Nations Foundation Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC). HTC is a partnership among humanitarians, technologists, funders, and others, to develop implementable technological solutions to some key challenges facing humanitarian health and disaster workers today.

An Earthzine interview with Zoran Stančič, Deputy Director General of the European Commission Directorate-General for Research

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Cropped image of Doctor Zoran StancicEarthzine presents Part 1 of an exclusive interview with Dr. Zoran Stančič. Dr. Stančič, Deputy Director General for research in the European Commission since 2004, brings a wealth of experience and insight into the EC’s support for GEOSS. Earthzine asks Dr. Stančič about the EC’s contribution to GEOSS and the benefits it brings to Europe.

"Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond

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Book review by Jay Pearlman Jared Diamond starts his book with a question from an acquaintance in New Guinea: “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people have little cargo of our own.” Whether the cargo is wealth, power, good medicines or a long life, Diamond sets … Read More