Tech for Good Ten: Malaria be gone, free ride squatting and the brightness of colourblind tech

27th July 2015 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

Welcome to the Tech For Good Ten, where we share the best 10 links in the Tech For Good world from the past seven days.

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.

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Tech For Good Ten | 27.07.2015

1//  GlaxoSmithKline announce experimental vaccine Mosquirix has been given the green-light

Countdown is on until Malaria’s days are numbered...

2//  New tech innovation protects babies and toddlers from the dangers of interior car heat

As figures show babies left in hot cars are on the rise, tech for good solutions can save lives


3//  Top tech companies lay down assurances to bridge disparities with disabled communities

Silicon Valley banding together with disability advocates and academic institutions to launch the Teaching Accessibility initiative

4//  By squatting, commuters in Mexico City are getting a free ride

The Mexican Government funds 50,000 gratis bus and train tickets earned by getting a sweat on


5//  The experience of seeing colour for the first time in adulthood

Video article sharing the experience of EnChroma sunglasses transforming colour and vision


6//  A customised security alarm system for properties has a few extra benefits

Parents alerted by Scout Alarm when their kids arrive home from school in their absence

7//  The ‘mushroom’ inhaler may prove more effective than injections in fighting infections

The Inhale Vaccination Project seeks to prove fungi's benefit to medical research

8//  Ran on sodium chloride, a new tech light could prove a better solution to kerosene lamps in developing nations

The SALT LED lamp is generated for eight hours by a galvanic cell battery consisting purely of salty water


9//  These 50 top web tools and mobile apps will be useful for students come September

School may be out for summer but these suggestion will be handy in the new term

10//  An interview with Mike Karnjanaprakorn, CEO and co-founder of Skillshare, on the impact of digital around education

The boss of the learning community for creators shares trends in how creatives are using digital to enrich their experiences





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