Technology

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

26 Feb 2015

 

A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group playing a vital role in monitoring due process

 
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/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015

 

Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

 
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/ Democracy, Peace, Technology

15 Jan 2015

 

Computers have long been used to identify potential areas of conflict, but a new model being used in Liberia means that violence can now be predicted on a grassroots level

 
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/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

19 Dec 2014

 

A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel

 
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/ Innovation, Technology, Wellbeing

18 Dec 2014

 

Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

 
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/ Environment, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

04 Dec 2014

 

Hydrogen-powered cars are set to become an increasingly common sight on UK roads by the 2020s as new models are announced and infrastructure investment plans revealed

 
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/ Technology

10 Nov 2014

 

The sustainably designed Fairphone boasts a range of powerful features and strong environmental credentials

 
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/ Innovation, Technology

03 Oct 2014

 

Developing countries could reap the benefits of better “security hygiene” for just $35

 
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/ Environment, Innovation, Lifestyle, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Technology

30 Sep 2014

 

In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way, writes Lucy Purdy

 
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/ Technology

03 Jun 2014

 

The US government has announced that it is withdrawing from its role as steward of the internet’s domain name system

 
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/ Technology

20 May 2014

 

According to a new UN study, mobile phones are causing a reading revolution in developing countries, Anna Bevan reports

 
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/ Technology

16 Apr 2014

 

The Co-operative Group has become the first co-operatively run company to release a pay-as-you-go SIM card in the UK

 
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/ Technology

28 Nov 2013

 

Innovative flat pack refugee shelters designed to improve living conditions for people living in temporary structures around the world are currently being put into use in Iraq and Ethiopia

 

Algae lamp absorbs 200 times more CO₂ than trees

 
 

/ Technology

16 Oct 2013

 

A French scientist has found a way to put slimy pond produce to good use

 

National database and technological advances boost fight against cancer

 
 

/ Health, Technology

10 Oct 2013

 

World’s largest cancer database will help move towards tailor-made treatments using latest technology

 
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/ Technology

02 Oct 2013

 

A US website is using people power to help diagnose medical conditions

 
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/ Technology

05 Aug 2013

 

The Fairphone initiative, launched to create completely conflict-free mobile phones, is picking up the pace. But will it ever be able to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung? Will Simpson investigates

 
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/ Technology

12 Apr 2013

 

London-based designers dream up a gravity powered lamp, which could light the far corners of the developing world using a bag filled with rocks or sand

 
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/ Environment, Technology

21 Dec 2012

 

Swathes of woodland is at risk of culling due to an infectious disease sweeping the country, but a new smartphone app aims to limit the damage

 
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/ Food, Technology

27 Sep 2011

 

A mobile app designed to help people grow their own fruit and veg has been launched