Tech for Good Ten: The community of ocean farmers using tech to ‘save humanity,’ chemical-leaking landmines imaged by drones and how IOT can make cities more sustainable

11th April 2016

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 | 11.04.2016

1//  What can be learned from a view inside the world's greenest office building?

And is the Edge office in Amsterdam, dubbed the world's greenest, really as smart as it seems?

2//  How tech is tackling global problems

Podcast: The worlds of science and technology collide by asking how new tech is being used on localised levels to create global change

3//  Mobile app crowdsources fever info for hospitals

Boston Children's Hospital taps Apple's Health Research Kit for better data on fevers

4//  The solar hubs that provide clean water, green electricity and internet connection to 3000 people

Watly aims to deliver a hat trick of elements to the developing world, in the form of both a standalone and network of units

5//  Lamp uses natural lighting rhythms to promote wellness

A design that works with your body clock to help you feel awake during the day

6//  Danish design students create sustainable waste bins to solve public trash problems

The award-winning DropBucket is a recycled cardboard trash can that can be reused and/or recycled

7//  How the internet of things can make cities more sustainable

Can the implementation of smart street lighting systems connected wirelessly, save energy and make maintenance more efficient?

8//  Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

Article and video by Bren Smith, Executive Director of GreenWave, on transforming fishers into restorative ocean farmers

9//  Imaging drones to spot signs of explosive chemicals leaking from landmines

British scientists are developing drones with advanced imaging technology to effectively map and speed up the clearing of affected areas

10//  Chariot for Women is a new ridesharing service for women only

Uber driver Michael Pelletz is launching a new ridesharing service with a twist: all the drivers and passengers will be women


"It’s the question on everyone’s lips: what are we doing about climate change? Lucky for us, there are innovations in tech and science taking place that may be applied to global issues like climate change."


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