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Using apps to improve the lives of low-income Americans

Mobile apps have taken off in the past decade and one company is focused on using apps to improving American lives. Reporter Andrea Vasquez talks to Jimmy Chen via Google Hangout, to find out how his team at Propel is designing software for the 45 million Americans who benefit from food stamps.

SciTech Now Episode 240

In this episode of SciTech Now, how farming companies are using a carbon rich material to enhance soils and purify waste water; can the Japanese art of paper folding, known as “origami,” save lives?; using apps to improve the lives of low-income Americans; and a look at innovative robotic technology being developed in Tokyo.