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Only within the last decade have humans really begun to consciously become aware of our consumption propensities and the effect they may have on what is around us, and our health in general. It isn’t just climate change that has people buzzing, but iStock_000020727386XSmallalso sourcing products responsibly, understanding what is more elemental and essential and trying to be a ‘good human.’ It’s funny that it’s taken this long to see that this orb called Earth isn’t just a plaything.

What does this have to do with a giant microwave oven-looking specimen in Lubbock, Texas you ask? Well, food scarcity is beginning to make headlines as the new universal threat. Read the rest of this entry »

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A fantastic, inspiring piece appeared on the BBC website recently detailing how advancements in technology are helping people with disabilities in ways that were unfathomable even a decade ago. Having done some research on a groundbreaking Swedish company called Tobii – who specialize in eye-tracking controlled computers – it’s safe to saythat much more is being done for the disabled than ever before.

The BBC article highlighted the field of bionics and what it could mean for not only an untapped workforce but also a way of saving governments millions of dollars in healthcare. Hugh Herr, an associate professor of biometrics at MIT Media Lab and an individual who lost both legs below the knee is one of the key developers of a new era of robotic limbs, “We can get people back to work, which is huge. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s perhaps revelatory to think that mobile broadband technology can help eradicate hunger, disease and other long-

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Dr Hamadoun Touré’s: “the eight MDGs cannot be separated. If you combat disease, you also reduce child mortality..."

established life extinguishers; many believe that getting the world ‘connected’ could be the answer to some of the planet’s most persistent and devastating problems. Dr Hamadoun Touré, the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union – the U.N.’s agency for ICT – has written a lengthy piece on CNN about the necessity to provide third world countries with adequate telecommunications.

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