Thursday | 27 Jul 2017
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  • Web tool 'as important as Google'
    A web tool that "could be as important as Google", according to some experts, has been shown off to the public. Wolfram Alpha, a free program will answer ...
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  • Smart marketing

    Knowledge is power, and agriculture is no exception. Producers who keep track of market prices stand to make more money. ICTs, particularly mobile phones, ...
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  • Tagging technology to track trash
    The ebb and flow of thousands of pieces of household rubbish are to be tracked using sophisticated mobile tags. Carlo Ratti explains how the tiny tags work.
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  • Preserving our digitised heritage
    A Japanese research team has proposed storing data on semiconductor memory-chips made of silicon that will make information as resilient as if it were set in ...
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  • Widgets for green computing
    Google and Hewlett-Packard are providing widgets that will help to cut computing carbon footprint. By installing these new softwares, users can optimise their ...
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  • Technologies helping the blind see
    Advances in clinical research have led to the emergence of a wide-range of devices for the visually handicapped providing them a chance to be self-sufficient. ...
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  • Brazil: On the way to a tech powerhouse
    Brazilian government is investing billions of dollars in technological innovations. But critics say if Florianopolis, a city in the south, is to become the ...
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  • New lighting technology to save energy
    A new technology used to light bulbs is gaining popularity, as it helps to reduce the energy consumption and brings real savings. Researchers claim that the ...
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  • Green digital homes
    Hitachi has developed a new television set that will help to save energy at homes. The image in the TV fades out within seconds when the viewer looks away from ...
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  • Hi-tech autos for India's capital
    A new range of eco-friendly autorickshaws with cutting-edge technologies will be introduced in India’s national capital, coinciding with the Commonwealth ...
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  • Simplified desktops for the aged
    A unique desktop called SimplicITY, with six buttons and a website for the elderly, has been launched. With millions of people now in their sixties and above ...
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  • Mobile chemical detector from NASA
    A NASA scientist has developed a miniature device that allows iPhones to sniff out low airborne concentrations of chemicals like ammonia, chlorine gas, and ...
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  • The beginning of an audio revolution
    Pure Digital, a British electronics company has launched Sensia, a rugby ball-shaped touchscreen radio that harnesses the popular social networking phenomena ...
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  • Rare scientific manuscripts now online
    The Royal Society, world's oldest scientific institution, will release original works of scientists like Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking and ...
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  • Tracking climate promises
    UN has launched an online tool called ‘climate pledge tracker’ to monitor the promises made by individual countries in combating climate change. With the new ...
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  • Low-cost laptops for children
    One Laptop Per Child project plans to unveil XO-3, an ultra thin and sturdy tablet PC at less than $100 in 2012. Aiming to connect millions of children in ...
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  • Year of 'augmented reality'
    Technological breakthroughs in 2009 have led to the increasing demand of experimental services on mobiles that will blur the line between physical and the ...
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  • New tech to bridge the language gap
    IBM has developed a new software that will offer instantaneous translation across a variety of e-platforms. Not only will it allow easy translation of URLs but ...
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  • Innovating technology for education
    Technology in education is changing the learning experience for students around the world. BBC World Service programme Digital Planet, follows up on unique ...
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  • Person finder tool by Google
    Google’s Person Finder is a searchable database for those who have information about someone, as well as those trying to locate a loved one. Available in both ...
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  • Making Money Mobile in Haiti
    An initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID to support mobile-based financial services in Haiti highlights the potential of low-cost ...
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» Online climate conference
Online,  November 5, 2012.
» Open Knowledge Festival 2012
Helsinki, Finland,  September 17,2012.
» ITU Green Standards Week
39, quai du Président Roosevelt 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France,  September 17

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