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This Test For Heart Disease in Newborns Costs Less Than a Diaper Change This Test For Heart Disease in Newborns Costs Less Than a Diaper Change

Congenital heart disease is one of several ailments, including pneumonia and sepsis, that kill eight babies every minute, every day. But a decades-old technology, combined with a smartphone app, can tell doctors in less than 60 seconds if a baby is at risk for any of these asymptomatic, hard-to-detect killers. And in…

How Everyday Moroccans Used an Online Platform to Help Change Their Constitution How Everyday Moroccans Used an Online Platform to Help Change Their Constitution

In late 2010, a stunning series of events across the globe showed how fed up millions are with political corruption, inequality, and social injustice. Technology played a key role in rallying support during the Arab Spring, and in Morocco, an open online platform that allowed citizens to help revamp their country’s…

In Nigeria, Solar-Powered Fridges at Outdoor Markets Save Food From Spoiling In Nigeria, Solar-Powered Fridges at Outdoor Markets Save Food From Spoiling

In developing countries, an unbelievable 45% of food goes bad because of a lack of cold storage. It’s an especially big problem during transportation from farms to outdoor markets, where food sits in the scorching sun for hours on end. But one startup has a solution: solar-powered refrigeration stations that could…

How a Supercomputer Helps Fight Flies That Ravage Crops for 700 Million People How a Supercomputer Helps Fight Flies That Ravage Crops for 700 Million People

Ever hear of whiteflies? They’re the color of snowflakes and practically as tiny, but they’re global plant-killers. One of their favorite snacks is the cassava, a root that’s a crucial staple food for 700 million people worldwide. But one computational biologist and her team are on a mission to save the cassava from…

A Clever Way of Getting Clean Water to a Ballooning Global Population A Clever Way of Getting Clean Water to a Ballooning Global Population

With over 1.2 billion citizens, India is the second-most populated nation on Earth. Sixty-eight percent of Indians live in rural areas that might not have clean drinking water. Since the world population will hit 9 billion by 2050, with many of those people living in developing countries, increased access to clean…

The Data-Collecting Company That Wants to Give Earth a "Nervous System" The Data-Collecting Company That Wants to Give Earth a "Nervous System"

Data. It’s a powerful tool that helps us battle climate change or keep companies sustainable. But there’s so much data, and it’s hard to corral, index, and understand. However, one company wants to give Earth a “planetary nervous system” to help out companies and policy makers make faster, more informed decisions…

These Hero Rats Are Trained to Sniff Out Land Mines and Tuberculosis These Hero Rats Are Trained to Sniff Out Land Mines and Tuberculosis

An international NGO trains rodents to find buried bombs and a deadly respiratory disease. Meanwhile, I’ve taught my dog how to carry three tennis balls in his mouth at once.

A Princess's Plan to Bring Light to the 620 Million Africans Without Power A Princess's Plan to Bring Light to the 620 Million Africans Without Power

Many people living in Africa need electricity, but don’t have it. Luckily, something of a solar power revolution is afoot in Africa, triggering a wave of innovation from solar energy entrepreneurs. One of them is a princess descended from an ancient Mossi warrior, who stresses that the best way to combat this problem…

This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

Deforestation downs 10 billion trees around the globe annually. Replanting trees by hand is slow, expensive, and barely puts a dent in reversing the damage. But one startup wants to use drones that can reforest our increasingly tree-strapped Earth, on a big enough scale to replace slow and expensive hired humans.

The UN Is Throwing Its Weight Behind 14 Tech Startups Taking On Humanity's Big Issues The UN Is Throwing Its Weight Behind 14 Tech Startups Taking On Humanity's Big Issues

When you think of the United Nations, you probably don’t think of emerging tech like drones or floating fabrication labs. But those are exactly what the staid international organization, which turned 70 this year, wants to use to address issues humans face across the globe.

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