Content by: Louisa Wong

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Drones and Satellites for Good - Satelliten gegen die Abholzung des Regenwaldes

Das Problem mit den größten Waldgebieten unserer Erde ist paradox: Zum einen verschwinden sie immer schneller von der Oberfläche unseres Planeten, zum anderen sind sie immer noch groß genug, damit illegale Abholzungen meist unbemerkt bleiben. Im Rahmen unseres RESET-Spezial Drones and Satellites for Good schauen wir uns Projekte an, die im Amazonas illegalen Rodungen mit Satelliten und Drohnen auf der Spur sind. Read on

Jon Gosier

Doing Good by Bridging Digital Work Divides

Technology has definitely changed the way our world works. Recognising the growing digital divide between the developing and developed world, some smart thinkers have created innovative solutions with tangible impact that bridge this gap. Read on

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SMART Trash Bins Used as WiFi Spots in NYC

Some of us are used to the convenient lifestyle our modern and connected lives afford us. But not everyone has the privilege to access to free internet in cafes or shopping centres. Last winter, a smart bins company in NYC created a project and turned trash cans into (today's version of) gold – free WiFi Hotspots for households in downtown Manhattan. Read on

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Missing Maps 2: Putting the West Africa Ebola Outbreak on the Map

Humanitarian mapping is one of the latest tools to be used to tackle highly contagious diseases like Ebola. Satellite images are being used to document buildings like schools and roads and small towns affected by the virus. The collective data help aid agencies navigate around the area of where the infected populations are and where the disease has spread to. Read on

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Want Power? Just Add Water!

Back in your high school physics class, did you ever think about this: capturing energy when water comes down from the clouds; or tap the energy when water goes into air, into the atmosphere? Read on

 Karol Franks

Clean, Green and Safe Food Carts Will Appear in NYC

There are about 5,000 permitted food carts in New York City. Although people claim they are the backbone of the city, and as much of an urban icon as convenient stores in Asian cities, they are contributing to city pollution. Next year, 500 solar-powered food carts will fill the streets of the concrete jungle. Read on

Badri Seshadri

Saving Lives with This Simple Water Purifier

Water security issues affect the lives of millions in developing countries. A personal water filter system that purifies contaminated water as you drink it is helping to affordably alleviate water poverty in many places. Read on

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How to Help Nepal with Online Digital Platforms

Alongside donating money to support emergency response and relief efforts that save lives after devastating disasters, what can an ordinary citizen do to help humanitarian works on the ground? Can anything be done with our computers to help Nepal earthquake victims, even during aftershocks? Read on

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Korean Cyclists Get Shade from Solar Panels

Smart city planning these days inevitably includes ingenious and intuitive approaches to incorporating bicycle lanes into the urban landscape. Solar bike lanes have recently become a hot topic and take on various forms: from paved-on road lanes in the Netherlands to a tunnel of photovoltaics hanging over bike paths in South Korea. Read on

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Planting a Billion Trees In a Year - Can It Be Done with Drones?

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are multi-functional. From delivering packages to wildlife surveillance, drones have been on the biodiversity frontlines as wildlife conservation tools. In our age of climate change and deforestation, drones now take a bigger step towards reversing the loss of forests and trees. Read on

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When Tigers "Say Cheese", They Are Found!

The facial recognition function on our digital cameras doesn’t only detect human faces, it can also be used to track the world’s endangered animals, like tigers! Simply download an app, game it and match a real wild tiger. Read on