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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon



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Spotlighting Silicon Valley's most (and least) generous tech philanthropists

By Eric Van Susteren Silicon Valley Business Journal March 18, 2014

What’s a couple million when you’re worth a couple billion?

That’s what  Inside Philanthropy asked when it put together a list of the tech sector’s most generous philanthropists. 

Read the full article here.

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Meet the 12 most generous tech leaders

By Michael Gentilucci Inside Philanthropy March 18, 2014

More than any other industry, the tech sector has the ability to create multimillionaires, and even billionaires, almost overnight. We saw this most recently when WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton sold their company to Facebook, netting them $6.8 billion and $3.6 billion, respectively. And while it may take ...

Clark Labs of Clark University receives grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to research coastal habitats at risk for shrimp farm conversion in Southeast Asia

Clark Labs has received a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create a baseline map of coastal habitats and the distribution of shrimp mariculture in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The analysis is based on a digital classification of LANDSAT 8 remotely sensed imagery and will also provide ...
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Eliminating preventable harm in academic medical centers: the Libretto Consortium and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

By Loren Pogir Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog March 18, 2014
Imagine a health care system where medical harms no longer occur. Where technology is connected and systems talk to each other. Where doctors, nurses, patients, and families work as a team, and decisions about health care are shared. Imagine a health care system that is so finely tuned that it ...

Big Bang waves offer "staggering" evidence of rapid expansion

By Cynthia Eller Caltech March 17, 2014

Thanks in part to Moore-funded research conducted by Caltech (grant #1128), scientists have made an extraordinary advance in cosmology by discovering what many consider the “smoking gun” evidence for the “cosmic inflation.” Cosmic inflation signifies a period of extremely rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big ...

Cosmic inflation: "spectacular" discovery hailed

By Jonathan Amos BBC News March 17, 2014

Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.

Read the full article here.

See the related news story from Caltech here.

Billionaires with big ideas are privatizing American science

By William J. Broad The New York Times March 16, 2014
Last April, President Obama assembled some of the nation’s most august scientific dignitaries in the East Room of the White House. Joking that his grades in physics made him a dubious candidate for “scientist in chief,” he spoke of using technological innovation “to grow our economy” and unveiled “the next ...
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Up for Debate: Response to "Making Conservation Finance Investable"

By Susan Phinney Silver, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Stanford Social Innovation Review March 14, 2014
Government and donor funding alone will not be able to take on the environmental and climate change challenges we face today, so it is a promising development that “impact investing” is embracing environmental investments.

Read the full letter here

The original article, "Making Conservation Finance Investable," can be found ...

EPiQS experimental investigator competition launched

March 13, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced a new experimental investigator program within its Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EpiQS) initiative.

The experimental investigator program aims to boost discovery-driven research in the physics of quantum materials by providing a group of leading experimental scientists with substantial, flexible funding that ...

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Engineering a smarter ICU

Johns Hopkins Winter 2014 Engineering Magazine

America’s intensive care units (ICUs) are supposed to showcase the lifesaving potential of modern medicine. They are equipped with the latest technology, staffed with the most skilled staff, and centered in the best hospitals. Yet statistics show that ICUs are failing miserably: One out of ...

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