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#101 - New Injection Methods, ACLU Internships, and Make-Your-Own Anime Videos!
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🦠 This new injection method developed by researchers at Rice University contains microplastics with individual dosages of medication that dissolve after a set period of time, meaning one shot could cover folks with chronic illnesses for months.
🇻🇳 Vietnam was poised for a huge manufacturing boom, but shrinking demand has caused massive layoffs.
💉 The WHO released a report about how Rubella vaccination rates have been skyrocketing in Southeast Asia. In 2013, vaccination rates hovered around 12%. Now, they're over 86%. A stunning public health feat in less than a decade.
The NYC Digital Service is a team of human-centered engineers, designers, and product managers who deliver accessible services to New Yorkers! They are looking for a full stack web developer committed to building services that advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusivity!
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer, healthier, and more prosperous! They are looking for a web developer for their biosecurity team to work on preventing and mitigating potential pandemics and other biological risks.
DoSomething is a thirty year old nonprofit fueling young people to change the world! They are looking for a part-time Product & Engineering Intern to start July 11th, hybrid in NYC. Interns will help synthesize, present, and build the forward-vision for the user experience of DoSomething members.
ACLU Analytics partners with teams across the organization to enable the ACLU to make smart, evidence-based decisions and bring quantitative insights on their issues to the courtroom and the public. They are looking for a Fall 2023 intern for the Legal & Quantitative Research Pod to research algorithmic justice. Apply by July 9th!
CommonLit is a nonprofit EdTech organization dedicated to providing high-quality literacy instruction to low-income students and students of color to prepare them for success in college and careers! They are looking for a senior UX/UI Designer to lead in designing user interfaces and experiences for millions of students and their teachers as part of their digitally-delivered literacy curriculum.
Horizon Institute for Public Policy is hosting their summer webinar series on emerging technology! We’ve participated in these sessions before and the team at Horizon always choose incredible speakers - we couldn’t recommend this more highly for those of you who are interested in high impact policy!
What We’re Reading
🧘♀️ This video essay discusses how popular ideas of mindfulness, especially when used in corporate contexts, don’t take into account some of the key tenets of Buddhism, with potentially negative effects.
😻 This video shows how people are using diffusion models to create live anime movies - and it's insane! What formerly took hundreds of animators to make can now be done with just a few actors and some LLMs with simple VFX software.
❤️ bell hooks writes one of Impact Labs team’s favorite book, All About Love. It’s a love letter to remind us of the beauty and importance of truly searching and living with an ethics of love. Check it out in our bookshop.org page, where we recommend books!
Urban Machine is using AI to remove nails and staples in wood, making premium lumber! By reclaiming millions of wood waste, they're promoting a circular economy with tech.
Quotes We Love
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” — Desmond Tutu