Tech for Good Ten: From the world's first solar powered airport to the youngest bionic hand user

24th August 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 | 24.08.2015

1//  Water is Life aims to save lives by teaching purification and safe water habits

Filter paper used in the Drinkable Book helps combat the unsafe elements of rural drinking water in the world’s poorest areas

2//  The story behind the world’s first solely solar-powered airport

Southern Indian city of Cochin on course to open its international doors in May 2016

3//  Scottish schoolboy shares his experience as the world’s youngest bionic hand user

Video feature of Josh Cathcart, whose new hand made by Touch Bionics has transformed his young life


4//  “Book deserts” provided with an oasis by cycling librarians 

 Wifi and reading materials delivered to areas without easy access to libraries by creative literacy supporters

5//  While Uber remains in the news, an Indonesian-based taxi service app takes another angle

Nadiem Makarim has taken his knowledge of Jakarta to create Go-Jek, making it easier for people to book such taxis

6//  Controversial climate-change solution may be in the clouds

Marine Cloud Brightening Project aims is to counteract global warming by shooting water droplets into the sky

7//  Keeping safe by digitally walking you home at night

Companion, the safer side of mobile phone tracking for people heading home after dark

8//  Saving both water and money with this new Kickstarter-backed shower design

The Nebia showerhead uses 70% less water than the industry average at low cost

9//  Speedo releases a water-based wearable that tracks fitness and sleep, as well as your backstroke

The new wearable, Shine, tracks time spent exercising, as well as calorie counting and distance traveled in the pool

10//  Where technology for good lies in the changeover from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals

As UN member states move from one to the other, these 17 steps show tech’s role in the future of SDGs


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