Tech for Good Ten: The future mode of transport in smart cities, Syria's digital water maps and Venus flytrap tech that's combatting mosquitos

5th January 2016 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

Welcome to our first Tech For Good Ten of 2016, where we are share the best 10 links in the Tech For Good world from the first week of the new year.

We’re aiming to share a wide range of links, meeting the people behind the latest digital innovations, showcasing the greatest tech for good products, looking at the future of social change technology, and exploring the themes and social issues that technology is tackling locally and globally.

Most importantly, we’ll be meeting the people and institutions who are actually using this technology, showing the positive difference it makes in their lives, their communities and the world around them.

We’re also encouraging debate around “What exactly is Tech For Good?” Join the debate in the comments below. We’re here to discuss all things Tech For Good.

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Tech For Good Ten | 05.01.2016

1//  Getting sweet with this free app that measures food and drink sugar levels

The "sugar smart app" from Public Health England works by scanning barcodes to reveal total amounts of sugar by cubes or grams

2//  Growth cartilage for the repairing of body parts is just three years away

Ears and noses to be reconstructed using a combination of incubated cells and 3D printing

3//  Syrians are using a digital map to discover where the water flows following shell bombings

With no let up in warfare in the city of Aleppo, residents have been discovering boreholes for clean water with the help of GPS co-ordinates

4//  The bionic eye operation that’s brought light into the sight of this woman

The retinal implant trial could provide vision to thousands in the future who’ve lost their sight

5//  A Venus flytrap for the streets aims to reduce mosquito-borne diseases

This solar and wind powered lamp illuminates while luring the deadly insects with low levels of carbon dioxide in urban areas

6//  The house health app that allows homeowners to gauge the overall performance of where they live

Award-winning product that shares reports of heat loss, insulation, air-filtration and much more for residents to get the best from their home

7//  London bus stops are experimenting with e-paper displays along city routes

Displays give riders real-time data on arrival times, route information and general timetables without the use of paper

8//  Are electric scooters and the smart city the real future of clean transport?

What cities are fitting for this mobility technology, and what will be the long-term impact?

9//  Architects and nonprofits are rebuilding the Nepalese education system from the ground up

Following last April’s devastating earthquake, innovative partnerships are helping the country’s education system to reach new heights

10//  A small steps guide to living a more sustainable life

Improving personal economy and helping the environment at the same time by converting many of the technologies in your home to green energy


Welcome to our first Tech For Good Ten of 2016, where we are share the best 10 links in the Tech For Good world from the first week of the new year


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