This is a point that most people miss: Zanele Zulu. Credit: INDEPENDENT MEDIA Urban agriculture makes use of human aptitude rather than machinery and develops skills that can be applied to other industries in the long runPierre Heistein...Show More Summary
Spicing it up: Essiespice is a culinary enterprise bringing unlikely flavors from around the world & creating a fusion of delectable sauces & spiceblends
Inhabitat reports: SCiO is a new gadget that instantly measures the molecular fingerprint of just about anything you see, and it fits in your pocket. Want to know the alcohol content of that beer you’re about to slurp down or how many grams of sugar are in your apple? This mini spectrometer will tell you. Show More Summary
From Make: Bioprint Is the New Print image via The greatest bridge between the world of makers and the world of biohackers is probably the “mighty” 3D printer. What if instead of using plastics, we could use any biomaterial to buildShow More Summary
From India on Indiegogo: The Taal is a low-cost, highly functional digital stethoscope, that improves the quality of your diagnosis, and reduces the time needed to measure cardiovascular parameters among many other possible applications.
At the end of the Rio Olympic men’s marathon, silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa did something extraordinary, important and dangerous. As he crossed the finish line, he crossed his wrists in front of his forehead in a gesture that’s halfway between … Continue reading ?
With Sean Brock over at Eater:
Ingenuity in the face of endless war? Mariella Moon of Engadget reports: Iraq built an armed robotic vehicle, according to Baghdad Post, and it could be used to take back a town occupied by ISIS. Based on Defense One's translation of the story, the robot is car-sized and tank-like, equipped with an automatic machine gun and a rocket launcher. Show More Summary
From MIT Mechanical Engineering: MIT MakerWorks, the all-access MechE makerspace, is MIT's only student-run, soup-to-nuts community space offering both fabrication and measurement tools.
Prachi Patel writing in Scientific American: Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Researchers in growing numbers are starting to enlist do-it-yourself 3-D printers, cheap electronics, sensors and more to advance their work More here
City Farmer reports
Afrika Fashion League in conversation with Aboubakar Fofana: image via The simplest way to make indigo yarn and fabrics is to soak fibers in chemical dye. But Aboubakar Fofana, 46, a Malian-born artist and designer, recoils at the thought of a technique that is so undemanding. Show More Summary
Girls Garage is a one-of-a-kind design and building program and dedicated workspace for girls We inspire girls to bring their audacious ideas to life and to thrive, now and in the future. Integrating design, engineering, serious skills...Show More Summary
In health: On July 27, 2016, Michigan-based Vayu, Inc., in collaboration with the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone delivery flights with blood and stool samples, setting records in the process. Show More Summary
On Kickstarter, created by Mo'men Ayman: Projecta is an affordable desktop CNC machine optimized for making circuit boards by a new innovative way.
Anna Kaziunas France writing in Make: via Sketch Chair Open design isn’t just for machines and electronics, With the rise in popularity of CNC routers and laser cutters, there is now an expanding open furniture movement. The result is...Show More Summary
From the Bulungula Incubator: image via The Zizamele Co-op, led by our Chairperson Mam’ Nolesile, paid a research visit to Essential Amathole on the scenic mountains of the Hogsback. Essential Amathole’s profile describes it as a producer in a range of organic essential oils and medicinal plant extracts for the global market. Show More Summary
In the metalworking space Ketthema Machinists based in Chingola, Zambia offer the following services: General Machining Fabrication Press Fitting Line boring Hydraulics Pneumatics Mechanical works
From GFAR:...My name is John Mbindyo, a 27 year old Kenyan, a proud farmer and an IT graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. I am a co-founder at Shopa.co.ke and FreshBox. FreshBox is a walk-in cold room that provides 24/7 storage and preservation of perishable foods. Show More Summary