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How this smart contraceptive design could liberate women in Africa

Family planning counts for a lot when it comes to development in poor countries. It lowers mortality among women and infants, improves educational outcomes, and slows population growth. It also makes it easier for women to enter the workforce, which acts as an economic booster shot even in wealthy …

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How Solar-Paneled "Plug-And-Play Donkeys" Bring The Internet To Turkish Sheepherders

The Turkish government has made recent attempts to censor the Internet, but meanwhile some citizens are developing highly innovative ways of getting online. Consider the sheep and goat herders who are so desperate to keep up with technology that they have even started installing solar panels on the …

Organ transplants: 'Supercooling' keeps organs fresh

<b>A new technique can preserve organs for days before transplanting them, US researchers claim.</b><p>"Supercooling" combines chilling the organ and pumping nutrients and oxygen through its blood vessels.<p>Tests on animals, reported in the journal Nature Medicine, showed supercooled livers remained viable for …

Chasing clicks (and bucks), Facebook gives its column ads another makeover

Facebook is preparing to roll out its redesigned column ads — and marketers should brace themselves for higher prices.<p>Beginning early next week, folks on Facebook will begin to see a revised ad format in the column to the right of the “News Feed,” the company announced in a blog post today. …

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101 Different Types of Web Content For Building Your Site

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>We keep hearing it over and over again: “Content is King. Content is King.” And it’s true.<p>Content is the single best way to drive people to your website today. Various types of content, strategically connected to your brand, can work wonders in capturing …

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Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This week, ambassadors from across the country will give dispatches for</i> Entrepreneur <i>from cities where Small Business Week events are being held. Today we feature experts tips from Kansas City.</i><p>So you’ve started a business. It’s changed …

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How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’ve got a great product that you believe solves a major issue in your chosen niche. That’s great -- but running a successful startup isn’t just about you. The real question is, how do you go about getting others to recognize this …

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Parrot's New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known …

4 Countries That Are Leaving Silicon Valley In Their Tracks

The U.S. tech industry would be wise to keep an eye on these countries’ innovations–and learn a thing or two about thinking big.<p>Every few months there seems to be another region somewhere in the world that claims to be the next Silicon Valley. Sometimes the new high-tech hub is hyped up, but other …