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Startup Invents a 'Homemade' Solar Lamp for Developing Countries
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, DIY, startup, solar energy, Solar Lighting, Africa )

Alex
- 152 days ago - dailyfusion.net
The solar lamp developed by LEDsafari, a young startup from Lausanne, is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people in the world.
300,000-Year-Old Caveman 'Campfire' Found in Israel
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, Israel, hearth, campfire, before homo sapiens, Africa )

Giana
- 230 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A newly discovered hearth full of ash and charred bone in a cave in modern-day Israel hints that early humans sat around fires as early as 300,000 years ago -- before Homo sapiens arose in Africa.
African Frog Defends Itself With Chemicals
Science & Tech  (tags: Africa, animals, discovery, frogs, interesting, news, Research on Evolution and Biodiversity i, science )

Kayleen
- 262 days ago - sciencenews.org
Ants in Africa will eat frogs except for one: the West African savanna frog that protects itself with two peptides that trick the ants into leaving it alone, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan. Happy holidays everyone!
Video:A Hilarious New NSA Video for the Holidays
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, government, ethics, HumanRights, world, usa, politics, africa, asia, europe, middle-east, society, cover-up, propaganda, science, NewTechnology, technology, investigation, discovery, internet )

JL
- 278 days ago - aclu.org
This new video is the perfect way to show your friends that while Santa's spying operation may be magical, the NSA's is very real--and why we should all care.
Take Action: End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program!
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, humanrights, unitednations, usa, world, UnitedNations, politics, middle-east, HumanRights, study, technology, internet, Gizmos, discovery, society, safety )

JL
- 285 days ago - secure2.convio.net
A NSA senior manager, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, admitted that the NSA gets vast volumes of location data of Americans as well as overseas cell phone users by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks.
Video:A 15-Year-Old With A Huge Brain And An Even Bigger Heart Blows MIT Away
Science & Tech  (tags: africa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, world, usa, interesting, freedoms, HumanRights, technology, science, scientists, society, NewTechnology, investigation, Gizmos, discovery, energy )

JL
- 289 days ago - upworthy.com
Alvin Melathe In a world where the word "genius" gets thrown around to describe taxi-cab apps and online dating algorithms, it's nice to meet someone who remembers that truly important inventions are about making life better for your community & your w
Accion's Venture Lab Closes Two New Investments
Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, health, healthcare, society, world, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', africa, asia, tech, technology, NewTechnology )

JL
- 292 days ago - accion.org
Both companies are focused on developing new technologies that promise pioneering developments in mobile money, microinsurance and delivery models for the poor.
2012: The Year in Pee and Poop Sami Grover Design / Bathroom Design January 3, 2013 Teenagers Invent a Pee-Powered Generator 20
Science & Tech  (tags: world, americans, africa, asia, china, europe, middle-east, business, concept, design, environment, Gizmos, habitat, health, NewTechnology, performance, research, safety, science, scientists, study, tech, technology )

Ruth
- 306 days ago - treehugger.com
"Derek posted on four teenage girls who presented a "pee-powered generator" at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, it generatored quite the discussion in our comments."
International Organizations Pressure Congress to Respect Human Rights
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, HumanRights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, china, ethics, europe, freedoms, GoodNews, government, middle-east, media, politics, society, usa, world, society, safety, investigation, discovery, news )

JL
- 450 days ago - accessnow.org
a broad-based group of civil society organizations and individuals, sent a letter to the US Congress representing the international response to the massive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program.
Pollution in Northern Hemisphere Helped Cause 1980s African Drought
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, discovery, environment, history, interesting, investigation, research, Africa, drought, pollution )

Kathy
- 464 days ago - washington.edu
Decades of drought in central Africa reached their worst point in the 1980s, causing Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to almost dry out completely. The shrinking lake and prolonged drought were initially blamed on
Mobile - A Bridge Across The Gender Divide
Science & Tech  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, africa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, middle-east, unitednations, world, UnitedNations, technology, safety, society, medicine, investigation, performance, concept, Gizmos, health, humans )

JL
- 477 days ago - forbes.com
Giving women access to mobile technology will allow them to better care for themselves & their children as well as reduce gender inequality, writes Patricia Mechael, executive director of the mHealth Alliance. "I can't help but wonder how much closer we
WPFD: Recognizing An Ongoing Struggle
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, middle-east, politics, media, society, usa, world, NewTechnology, internet, investigation, safety, technology, tech )

JL
- 492 days ago - accessnow.org
World Press Freedom Day, a day to celebrate the fundamental principles of independent media. But WPFD is also an opportunity to pay attention to where press freedom is under attack around the world-and the increasing tendency of those attacks to occur on
How Cell Phones Are Helping Fight Malaria (and Bicycles)
Science & Tech  (tags: africa, ethics, children, world, society, interesting, GoodNews, illness, disease, healthcare, protection, research, risks, safety, treatment, prevention, children, women, technology, NewTechnology, Gizmos )

JL
- 504 days ago - pbs.org
The introduction of rapid reporting systems, using mobile phones to provide real-time data and the detection of high-infection areas, has health workers and volunteers excited about ending malaria deaths for good.
The World Telecommunication Policy Forum: Issues to Watch
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, blog, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, humanrights, HumanRights, politics, society, world, technology, internet, UnitedNations )

JL
- 519 days ago - accessnow.org
its outcome documents--known as opinions--will help shape the direction of global internet governance in the coming years.
UN: Mobile Technology Essential in Conflict and Disaster Areas
Science & Tech  (tags: world, UnitedNations, unitednations, Refugees&Relief, Refugees&Relief, government, ethics, conflict, africa, asia, middle-east, society, technology, tech, NewTechnology, investigation, interesting, humans )

JL
- 523 days ago - daynews.com
In a recent event in New York jointly organized by the United Nations and the Government of Turkey, mobile technology was put on the spotlight. Rebecca Grynspan, the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme highlighted th
 

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