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Success Stories: Dr. Harold Jonas, Opioid Recovery App Challenge

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MEET: Dr. Harold Jonas, Founder and CEO of Sober Network, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida THE CHALLENGE: Opioid Recovery App Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Launched in March 2016, the challenge encouraged solvers to create apps to help patients receiving outpatient medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder maintain their recovery and avoid relapse. Winners were annou... Continue reading
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Cities Get Smart About Air Quality

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The cities of Baltimore, Md. and Lafayette, La. are helping their residents learn more about air quality in their communities as winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Smart City Air Challenge. The two cities are deploying hundreds of sensors to measure local air quality and will share those measurements with the public. EPA sponsored the challenge, which was hosted on GSA’s challenge.gov platform, to help communities ... Continue reading
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NIST Challenge Creates Breakthrough in First Responders Technology

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The time has come for the $50,000 NIST Virtual Public Safety Test Environment Challenge - we have the winners! It’s been a whirlwind of a competition. In just 60 short days, a community came together around a very technical and specific ask: Design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies. By the submission deadline, we had received 21 completed entries to the c... Continue reading
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Q&A: JUMP Innovation Series Helps Innovator Take Giant Leap With Invention

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No organization has all of the answers, and the next big idea could be germinating out among the American public. With this understanding, the Department of Energy launched a new crowdsourcing campaign that teams government labs with industry partners in search of new and exciting clean energy concepts. It’s called JUMP, which stands for: Join the discussion; Unveil innovation; Motivate transformation; and Promote Tech2Mkt (technology... Continue reading
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The conundrum of counting sea lions

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Calling all computer scientists and citizen innovators – we need your help with counting an endangered population of Steller sea lions. Here’s the backstory. Counting the Steller sea lion population is vital to monitoring the species and staying informed about how population are doing. Each summer, NOAA Fisheries biologists from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center head up to Alaska and gear up for weeks in the field to conduct abundance... Continue reading
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Finalists Announced in EdSim Challenge

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We are thrilled to share that today the U.S. Department of Education announced the five finalists in the EdSim Challenge. The Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century. Five finalists were selected out of an impressive 249 submissions. Thank you to every... Continue reading
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NIH launches competition to develop human eye tissue in a dish

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The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has opened the first stage of a federal prize competition designed to generate miniature, lab-grown human retinas. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Over the next three years pending availability of funds, NEI plans to offer more than $1 million in prize money to spur development of human retina organoids. “None of the model systems c... Continue reading
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