TECH FOR GOOD TEN: SMARTPHONES AIDING CANCER AND MORE.

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Tech For Good Ten | 10.11.2015

1// 46,000 panels used in the world’s first exclusively solar-powered airport

Huge power bills behind the change to India’s Cochin Airport’s green energy approach

2// How open data could spur drive to meet global goals – podcast

Guardian journalist Mark Anderson discusses strengthening data for accountability and decision making purposes

3// Could your smartphone help to cure cancer while you sleep?

According to these developers, if just 1,000 people install the app, Garvan institute’s cancer research would move ahead thirty times faster

4// This practical underwear design could keep young African women in school

Product designer Diana Sierra believes she’s solved the problem for girls being absent from education during menstruation

5// How fire-resistant trees might save landscapes from climate change

One story behind meeting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals - 15: Protect terrestrial ecosystems and forests

6// Groundbreaking new cancer treatment that gives tumors a killer case of herpes

Major advance toward “complete change in the game” given the green light to a new form of cancer treatment by the US Food and Drug Administration

7// Story of indoor urban gardening with a game-changing twist

Edn is merging organic growing processes with tech, making it possible for anyone to cultivate their own plants at home

8// Designing an HIV self-test kit as easy to use as a pregnancy test

Design teams iTeach and Frog recognised the need for better HIV testing methods in South Africa and came up with this solution

9// This 3D printing process helps blind people "see" art

One goal is to make the world’s greatest art and photography available to blind people in every museum, science centre and cultural institution

10// The benefits of green computing for the environment...and us all

Radically changing the way we go about computing and the use of electronic devices via strict energy conservation guidelines


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