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Kinkajou Projector Brings Literacy to Mali

Teaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B_RK61NI1QTeaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as easy as ABC.LEARN MOREDesign That Matters

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Attack of the Giant Jellyfish!

Giant jellyfish have invaded the northern coasts of the Japanese islands and they're causing problems. Frustrated local fishermen are hauling...

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Emergency in Mumbai? Dial 1298!

Americans take 911 for granted, but in many developing nations a centralized emergency telephone number is unheard of. In Mumbai, a private ambulance company has stepped up to fill the void in emergency medical service. In a city where "ambulance" used to be synonymous with "hearse," Mumbai residents..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC7LqVqkrY8Americans take 911 for granted, but in many developing nations a centralized emergency telephone number is unheard of. In Mumbai, a private ambulance company has stepped up to fill the void in emergency medical service. In a city where "ambulance" used to be synonymous with "hearse," Mumbai residents can now dial 1298 and receive emergency medical care priced on a sliding scale.LEARN MOREDial 1298 for Ambulance

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Pollen Bots

Seasonal allergy sufferers, rejoice! Japanese scientists have deployed an army of anthropomorphic pollen sensors across the country in an...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7KOWMbjTy0Seasonal allergy sufferers, rejoice! Japanese scientists have deployed an army of anthropomorphic pollen sensors across the country in an effort to aid the 15 million Japanese allergic to pollen. These Pollen Bots' eyes change color depending on the pollen count so allergy sufferers can plan their outdoor activities accordingly. For those of us with hay fever, that's nothing to sneeze at.

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Eco-Gym

Chances are you go to the gym because it makes you feel good. But nothing kills that post-workout buzz like contemplating the environmental impact of traditional gyms-the air conditioning, the cardio machines, the thousands of tiny towels that are washed daily. Manuel de Arriba Ares has an alternative:..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFZPsDSJJ3AChances are you go to the gym because it makes you feel good. But nothing kills that post-workout buzz like contemplating the environmental impact of traditional gyms-the air conditioning, the cardio machines, the thousands of tiny towels that are washed daily. Manuel de Arriba Ares has an alternative: all the exercise equipment in his gimnasio ecológico requires no electricity and is made entirely of recycled materials. At Ares' gym, reducing your impact is no sweat.

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Urban Aquaculture

Professor Martin Schreibman says our oceans have been overfished beyond repair. If we're going to keep eating fish and chips, tuna tartare,...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANpbBZu5ViEProfessor Martin Schreibman says our oceans have been overfished beyond repair. If we're going to keep eating fish and chips, tuna tartare, and all those omega-3 fatty acids, we may have to rely on aquaculture. Schreibman is working to bring those fish farms into the city. Urban aquaculture? We'll bite.

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