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Tech Innovators

In SciDev: This month’s podcast features two female innovators who are making a difference in the developing world. First we meet Neeti Kailas, an award-winning Indian designer who is working to improve the early diagnosis of hearing impairment in newborn babies. Show More Summary

Ackeem Ngwenya's Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

From Core77: The phrase goes that one oughtn't reinvent the wheel, yet we've seen countless examples of people trying, from square to hubless to powered. The latest wheel reinvention to make the, er, rounds comes from Ackeem Ngwenya, a student of Innovation Design Engineering at London's RCA. Show More Summary

3e Power

A Smart Monkey conversation: Eric Kariningufu, 3e Power talks about: the massive African energy deficit and the huge scale of financing required to close it; the opportunity this represents; two very positive developments in Ethiopia and Nigeria; his own solar project in Rwanda...

Ad Hoc Strategies for the Next Industrial Revolution

From IDEAS CITY NYC 2013: IDEAS CITY NYC 2013: Ad Hoc Strategies Panel Discussion from IDEAS CITY on Vimeo.

A Need for Nollywood-style fiction

From the cultural production space,Smart Monkey TV reports: Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwabani talks about: the reasons for a lack of a reading culture in Nigeria; the narrow range of books available; and the need for Nollywood-style...Show More Summary

Antimalarial Agent - Fasoap

CNN reports on the work of Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko creators of Fasoap: Image courtesy of CNN ...an award-winning innovation by two students in Burkina Faso could help reduce the devastating impact of the life-threateningShow More Summary

Engaging Students as Makers

Dale Dougherty makes a contrast between formal and informal learning at SXSW 2013: The growing Maker Movement, with Make Magazine and Maker Faire leading the charge, is a catalyst for change in industry, culture and education. Making is the magic that can transform us from passive consumers into active producers. Show More Summary

We Are Makers

Just released: We Are Makers from Learning Studio on Vimeo. We Are Makers tells the story of the Maker Movement. It’s the story not of tools but of people. A publisher. An entrepreneur. A design professor. A middle school teacher. Two museum educators. Show More Summary

Mauritania’s Salafi Prisoners: A Release and Some Questions

This week, Mauritanian authorities released two prisoners (Arabic), Bashir Kharashi Sall and Sidi Ould Mamuri (my transliterations), who had been held for five years on charges of links to violent Islamic groups. The Mauritanian press often refers to such prisoners as “Salafis,” and … Continue reading ?

The Rise of the 254Makertrons and Chumabot I

iHub's Jessica Colaço reports on the nurturing of a maker group, the 254Makertrons. Please stay tuned these folks are awesome: Liz with the Picopter Photo credit: @whiteafrican As a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist in Kenya, I have...Show More Summary

Sakaramenta Bicycle Carts

A Bid Network profile: Sakaramenta develops low cost and strong quality design models that respond to people’s needs. Transport becomes cheaper, higher in volume and more flexible. From a health perspective it is better to push 230 kg then carry 40kg on your head. Show More Summary

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