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Tech For Good Ten | 23.08.2016
Through FEMPRENEUR.XYZ, trans women and non-binary femme entrepreneurs will now be able to access pro-bono in-person or web-based services to help them incorporate their businesses and legally change their names. This is thanks to a partnership between Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors, law firm Goodwin and Riley Hanson of Inclusion Through Innovation.
The British government has approved plans for the Hornsea Project Two wind farm. It will be the world's biggest when it is completed, with an energy generating capacity of 1.8 GW. Meanwhile, in the US, Arcadia Power have introduced a new offering that allows households to cover half their electricity costs using clean wind energy, at no extra cost.
Two self-driving buses have rolled out on to the public roads of Helsinki, Finland, alongside traffic and commuters, in one of the first trials of its kind. The move marks an acceleration in driverless-vehicle pilots, alongside the driverless-taxi pilot in Singapore we recently reported.
Stanford University researchers and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created a small device that when dropped in water uses solar energy to disinfect it in just minutes.
As deaths in construction sadly rise (in the US), startup SmartSite has released hardware and cloud-based software to help the construction industry track what their employees are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harm.
As refugees desperately search for reliable information, NGO InterNews has created a rumour tracker to investigate and disprove the myths circulating the camps.
Millions of immigrants landing on US shores - even those with successful jobs - don’t have access to credit. Y Combinator startup Nova Credit is looking to change that.
Researchers have developed a programme that can recognise signs of depression in pictures on the social network with 70% accuracy (compared to around 42% GP accuracy).
A new technique using artificial intelligence to read satellite images could aid efforts to eradicate global poverty by indicating where help is needed most, a team of US researchers has suggested.
GHAIA is an augmented-intelligence healthcare chatbot that could offer a personal solution to providing healthcare cheaply, efficiently, and with a huge range of possible applications.