June, 2017

Rob Goodier

Algorithmic analysis of satellite data and a new offline tool monitor deforestation worldwide

June 30, 2017

Despite its protected status, deforestation threatens the Leuser Ecosystem, 2.6 million hectares (6.5 million acres) of rainforest on the...

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Rob Goodier

Fixing the world’s rural roads with a shovel and a phone app

For those of us who don’t know what it’s like to live at the end of a poorly maintained...

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Rob Goodier

Volunteer cartographers create open source maps to guide malarial mosquito eradication

June 28, 2017

Spraying insecticide indoors remains one of the most effective weapons against malarial mosquitoes, the World Health Organization says, but...

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Rob Goodier

From Baby Monitors to Fishing Fleets: Ten Upgrades with Remote Sensors

The cost of electronic sensors and mobile technology has dropped low enough to network hardware and infrastructure even in...

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Rob Goodier

Equipping Ships to Monitor Oceans: Five Questions for Matthew Merighi

June 21, 2017

From satellites to research ships, data is collected on oceanic conditions around the world. If only it were gathered...

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Rob Goodier

Impact Design Hub explores meaning and contexts of development engineering

June 19, 2017

PlayPumps have been a cautionary tale in global development engineering since shortly after they were introduced with international fanfare...

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Rob Goodier

A “solar hooter” protects southern Indian farms from animal raids

June 12, 2017

A low-cost “solar hooter” may keep animal intruders at bay on southern Indian farms. The device flashes a light...

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Rob Goodier

Packable solar picnic grills subsidize sales in underserved communities

June 7, 2017

The history of solar cooking as we know it reaches deep into the 1950s, but solar ovens remain a...

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