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Worried You’re Breathing Polluted Air? There’s An App For That.

Wondering just what it is you’re inhaling? A new app should have you breathing a little easier.

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We have smartphone apps to tell us where our friends are checking in for drinks, the best restaurant within walking distance, and even the quickest route to the nearest bathroom. But did you ever expect you’d be checking your phone to figure out the best place to take a deep breath? That’s exactly what entrepreneur Ziv Lautman would like you to do. Lautman is the co-creator of BreezoMeter, an app that tracks and displays real-time air quality reports, allowing users to see not only the cleanliness of what they’re breathing in, but also where in their city they can find cleaner, fresher air.

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Irish Students Design Software to Make Drivers Safer

More than  3,000 people die every day because of traffic accidents, and that number is on the rise. The problem's so bad that the World Health...

More than 3,000 people die every day because of traffic accidents, and that number is on the rise. The problem's so bad that the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, car accidents will be the third leading cause of disease or injury. But what if computer software could help prevent many of them by evaluating a driver's behind-the-wheel behavior and educating her about it?

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@GOOD and @WhiteHouse Ask: What Healthy Kid App Would You Design?

Inspired by the Apps for Healthy Kids competition, part of the First Lady's Let's Move campaign, we teamed up with the White House Blog yesterday...

Inspired by the Apps for Healthy Kids competition, part of the First Lady's Let's Move campaign, we teamed up with the White House Blog yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, and we asked our friends: What healthy kid app would you design? We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you're not yet following @GOOD or a fan, make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation.Here is what our Twitter friends said:

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