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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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Rob Goodier

Welcome to E4C’s Research Fellows of 2017

May 29, 2017

Our newest cohort has surprises in store for this second year of the Research Fellowship Program. This year, we...

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Temesgen Gebeyehu

Ethiopia’s 8028 Hotline: Aiding farmers through text and interactive voice messages

May 28, 2017

Ethiopia’s new 8028 Hotline has handled a deluge of calls from farmers looking for agricultural information. The Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency’s...

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Rob Goodier

Artificially intelligent traps alert farmers of insect invasions

May 24, 2017

A new bug trap in development applies artificial intelligence to the ages-old problem of pest control on farms. AgroPestAlert,...

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Rob Goodier

Bees vs. elephants: From Chad to South Africa, beehive fences deter African elephants from crops

May 23, 2017

African farmers have dug deep into their arsenals for tools to turn back elephants on midnight crop raids. Guns,...

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Rob Goodier

A new charitable giving platform vets Indian nonprofits to give donors peace of mind

May 18, 2017

It’s easy to forgive indecision when it comes to donating to a worthy cause in India. A bird’s eye...

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Ben Taylor

Can a bracelet craze clean our oceans?

May 9, 2017

4Ocean has put an artistic spin on a straightforward solution to plastic pollution in the oceans. Their solution is...

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