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See the World Rebalancing with PopTech's Data Viz App

Make your own New York Times "news memory map" and plug into data from young people in the developing world.

This year's PopTech conference in Camden, Maine is exploring how the world is "rebalancing" from volatile times to a new equilibrium, one we can't quite predict or grasp just yet. So naturally, organizers built a slick new iPad app to help us sort it all out.

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Nominate a PopTech! Social Innovation Fellow

Know any world changers? Nominate one to become a 2011 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow. Or just click around and be impressed by last year's class.

PopTech wants nominations for world-changers. Know any?

The fast-growing nonprofit, often associated with their annual Ted-like conference, is actually a year-round organization that identifies and nurtures social innovators, helping them maximize their impact and expand. One way they do that is through their Social Innovation Fellows program.

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Do the Math, Eat More Vegetables

When you crunch the numbers, a plant-based diet always wins. Here's more proof.



Gidon Eshel was born in Israel on a kibbutz and, as a kid, he worked on a dairy farm there. He then did the appropriate time in leafy New England universities and became a geophysicist, whose work has focused on quantifying the Mean American Diet with complex mathematical formulas. He joked that he's 80 percent numbers and 20 percent farmer.

At last year's PopTech conference, Michael Pollan suggested that "a vegan in a Hummer has a lighter carbon footprint than a meat eater in a Prius." While his pithy quote went viral, it was incorrect. And when Adam Pasick questioned the math, he called Eshel for a fact-check.

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What You Missed at PopTech, Day One

Didn't make it to PopTech this year? Here's a quick list of things you missed.

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