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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

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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Noel Wilson

How 3D printing helps solve big problems in design for global development

March 21, 2017

High expectations have been heaped on the role of 3D printers, but their place in global development can still...

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Rob Goodier

Data Scientists Pinpoint Sources of Lead Contamination to Solve the Flint Water Crisis

February 1, 2017

The Swiss mechanical engineer Lt. Eduard Rubin invented the copper-jacketed rifle bullet in 1882, right about the time that...

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Rob Goodier

How to use mobile data collection tools to improve global development work

April 23, 2016

Mobile communications networks have surged in developing countries and so has the availability of smartphones and tablets....

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