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Hey Techies, Wanna Make an App to Help the Ocean?

We have a lot of data about the ocean, but much of it is in obscure databases – unintegrated, unanalyzed, and largely inaccessible for the public. There is so much we could do with all that information if it was easy to visualize and interpret. At our fingertips, we could have alerts about the presence…

How smartphones fill the healthcare gap in Myanmar

On average, a person living in Myanmar (also known as Burma) will live two decades less than someone in the U.S. For Michael Lwin, son of two doctors who came to the United States from Myanmar in the 1970s, this isn’t just a statistic. It’s a deeply unfair consequence of a geographic lottery. A lottery…

Marine Missions: Kids Help Clean Up the Ocean!

If you have a child ages 4-6, check out Marine Missions, a new National Science Foundation-funded app from National Geographic Kids. Designed to spark interest in and curiosity about our ocean, this app features a friendly hermit crab named Jacques who’s on a mission to clean up the ocean! Your young explorer and Jacques will explore the world’s map,…

Write a Love Letter to the Ocean, Get Your Tweet Shown in Times Square

By Leah Lamb Venice, California-based Wemo Media is celebrating the launch of theBlu by honoring the ocean through a global love letter that will be featured on the Nasdaq screens in New York’s Times Square on May 4th. People in NYC will get to engage in the streets and see their faces and fish swim across…