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Tech For Good Ten | 19.04.2016
This short video shows how teachers can assess the progress of 4-5 year olds as they learn Maths, English and local languages with the aid of apps
Identifying the faulty gene that causes cancer is enabling doctors to work out which drugs are likely to be the most effective
Service providers are developing frictionless, invisible security without holding up our day or taxing our fallible memories
Ecosia is an eco-friendly search engine that donates around 80% of its surplus advertising income to a tree planting program
Saqib Shaikh, a software developer from London who lost his sight at the age of seven has been developing an application to tranform his and the vision of others
The MUSE School in California implemented 49 environmental steps, becoming a 4-star certified green restaurant after earning more GreenPoints than any restaurant in the world
Combining solar, energy storage and mobile connectivity, this solution for the developing world's energy needs provide an entire village with clean, affordable power
Efforts to find better ways to better extract oil from water that emerged in the aftermath of damaging oil spillages
Durable, flexing OLED prototype can be worn on the skin to display blood-oxygen levels, with developers working to afford it other health-monitoring abilities
The EPItect sensor can be worn by the patient like a hearing aid, which will pick up and measure any telltale signs of impending seizures
"Your phone actually imprints a unique sound into the call which you can't discern with the human ear, so we can usually tell if a fraudster is pretending to call from a local landline but actually using VoIP." - Matt Peachey, General Manager of Pindrop