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    Can an array of tiny gadgets stop the wanton and massive destruction of tropical rainforests? Yes, says engineer Topher White. To that end, he founded Rainforest Connection, a non-profit, open-source startup in February 2013. By turning discarded smartphones into 24/7 automated electronic detectives …

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