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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.

SciTech Now Episode 214

Invasive species threaten Florida’s ecosystem; professor Madhu Thangavelu discusses the future of collaborative robotics; serial entrepreneur Brian Hecht explains how emerging job search engines are altering the employment marketplace; planetary physicist Phil Metzger looks into the future of Mars exploration; and we go behind the scenes at the AMNH.