Mark

Mark Newton

About me

A freelance writer originally hailing from England, he moved to Berlin in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Prior to this, he gained a MScEcon in Strategic Studies from Aberystywth, specialising in information strategy and military-media relations. He also finds it awkward to write about himself in the third person.

Articles by Mark

Project Gives Indonesian Farmers Digital Tools to Predict the Weather – and the Confidence to Use Them

Traditional methods of predicting rain are being affected by climate change, but encouraging farmers to adopt modern tools is not aways straightforward.

UrbanSky: Can Cheap Balloon-Based Images Help Disaster Relief and Civil Society?

A US startup hopes its 'mircoballoon' platform can provide aerial photography to a new host of users, including charities, farmers and rescuers.

Predictive Software Tracks Endangered Bears By Understanding How and When They Move

Tracking Italy's mysterious Marsican bear with radio transmitters poses many challenges. But new software can predict where they with the minimum of data.

IVF For Coral Reefs: ‘Coral Babies’ Grow to Maturity in Breakthrough Restoration Research

With coral IVF proven to work, researchers turn to robots and citizen science to deliver the new aquatic 'bundles of joy'.

Seawing: Can Kite Power Help Clean Up the World of Maritime Commerce?

Carbon emissions from global maritime trade are increasing. Does ship-based kite power provide the key to reducing them?

Fairtronics: Using Data to Break Down the Social Risks of Consumer Electronics

How ethical are your consumer products? New data-driven approaches are hoping to provide new insight into where and how our electric gadgets are produced.

Rainforest Alert: Combining Technology With Indigenous Rights to Help Protect the Amazon

Satellites have long been used to monitor deforestation, but how can that data be used to actively create results on the ground?

Cash for Trash: The App Entering You Into a Lottery Every Time You Bin Litter

A UK app has created a special cash lottery for anyone picking up and binning litter.