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Tech For Good Ten | 01.12.2015
Short video explaining sensory substitution, ways in which one of the human senses can be alternatively experienced by another
Microsoft’s Cities Unlocked is the ambitious project to use advanced GPS and smartphone technology to help the visually impaired navigate cities on their own
Mindful Kitchen Tap has been designed for users to interact with water in order to support conservation
Their aims are linked directly to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Operated by telepresence those with motor disabilities can signal tasks for the robot to carry out
Giving good reason to why you’ll never see this sprinkler at work during a rainstorm
Even smaller than the previous credit card-size edition, the Pi Zero is likely to be even more popular with educators and hobbyists
ParkedBench is one of the first examples of portable micro-parks that could replace car parking spaces for anything from a week to one year
An experimental reactor design that's capable of separating methane into components of hydrogen and carbon without releasing carbon dioxide
In light of the latest UN climate talks in Paris, experts in energy, science and government policy share their views on avoiding rising global temperatures
For the visually impaired, knowing where you are in a public space is both empowering and reassuring. As part of the guidance system, Microsoft’s Soundscape app uses GPS when you’re outdoors to help figure out your location.