A profile of a recent Innovation Prize for Africa winner in Africa News: A Nigerian biotechnology firm has come up with a new simple method for diagnosing malaria. This marks the first time urine, and not blood, is being used to test for malaria. Show More Summary
via Not Impossible Pam Frost Gorder of OSU reports: image via What if testing yourself for cancer or other diseases were as easy as testing your blood sugar or taking a home pregnancy test? In a few years, it might be. Chemists at The...Show More Summary
Jake Bright in the New Yorker
A Smart Company report: A Perth entrepreneur working to launch DIY skin care brand that will contribute funds to prevent exploitation and promote sustainability around the world has scored $20,000 to take her business to the next level. Show More Summary
From the Made in Baltimore series in Make magazine:
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the Nation reports on a speech by Michelle Obama: “Ciru is from Kenya…...so we are family,” Mrs Obama said as she introduced Ms Waithaka. “She started a business called FunKidz… to create furniture, accessories and educational toolsShow More Summary
In the FT
Another take on sack farming, from the Umgibe Farming Organics Training Institute: What is Umgibe®?Umgibe Farming Organics is a carbon-saving, ecological, organic, income generating vegetable-growing system which provides a platform to market vegetables grown by grassroots farmers from the sub-economic townships of South Africa. image via
Project Bloks...aim is to create an open hardware platform to help developers, designers, and researchers build the next generation of tangible programming experiences for kids.
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Charles Mkoka writing for Al Jazeera: image via Al Jazeera Fishing communities in Malawi are getting higher prices for their dried fish thanks to simple solar drying technology...[more]
I found Shane Snow’s essay on prison reform – “How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix the Prison System” – through hatelinking. Friends of mine hated the piece so much that normally articulate people were at a loss for words. A … Continue reading ?
From Gaudi Labs:OpenDrop is a new design for an open source digital microfludics platform for research purposes. The device uses recent electro-wetting technology to control small droplets of liquids. Potential applications are lab on a chip devices for automating processes of digital biology. Show More Summary
A new line from Egypt based design house, Menn Baladha: Just like our clay pots, each piece is individually mouth blown by a skilled craftsman in the heart of Cairo. This time, we are brining you a set of three simple and slim glass pitchers, coupled with wooden lids. The pitcher is designed to have a comfortable and secure grip.
In late May, the Islamic State’s Wilayat Tarabulus (Tripolitania Province, i.e. northwestern Libya) released a video aimed at recruiting West African Muslims. Entitled “From Humiliation to Glory,” the video’s core argument is that Muslims will face damnation if they do not journey … Continue reading ?
Awele Institute is an immersive software engineering school for African women that also focuses on Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship.We help our graduates secure a job after graduating to help pay their tuition. Our missionShow More Summary
An update from Kamau Gachigi: