Tech for Good Ten: Cycling breathalysers, new school term technology and monitoring breast milk freshness

17th August 2015 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

Tech for Good 10

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.

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 | 17.08.2015

1//  Robots can now create their own 'species' cambridge scientists reveal

Techbots capable of reproducing and intelligently picking the best of their offspring to start their own species


2//  Bike lock breathalyser curbs drinking and cyclists

Japan-based KooWho aims to increase rising rates of intoxicated cyclists


3//  Leaving drones to do all the dirty work in nuclear plants

Video article of the robots keeping humans from risk as they clean up Sellafield


4// Can open data help save the Amazon?

InfoAmazonia’s contextualized maps aim to educate pressing environmental issues


5//  New school technology for class and app-savvy students

Newly released gadgets designed to enhance the back-to-school experience


6//  Monitoring breast milk freshness lays a new twist on expiry dates

New breast milk koozie Mommy’s Watches helps parents avoid feeding out of date milk to tots


7// Could plants help power smartphones and other devices?

Video feature reveals the research around ´biological solar panels´ at Cambridge University


8//  96 million shade balls released into reservoir to combat crippling drought

New lo-tech initiative aims to solve water evaporation issues in the LA reservoir


9//  Can tech really fix the big problems?

Founder and CEO of DueDil, the London-based business discovery platform, Damian Kimmelman, asks the imperative


10//  Where Vancouver’s tech ecosystem goes from here?

Cities across the world can learn from Canadian city´s environmental strengths and weaknesses

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