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September 2, 2014
contributor: Rob Goodier
Makers around the world are launching small businesses, feeding their families and creating jobs. Makerfaires and other DIY events in Africa feature technologies from aerial drones and $10 robots to water-bottle furniture. Here’s an interesting look at the fair in Cairo if you missed it.
Maker events, with their scrappy ethos and sometimes remote locations have emerged as unexpected incubators for appropriate technologies. And a cottage industry of tools has risen up to support the maker culture. Now it’s easier than ever to use rapid prototyping tools. Here is a rundown of tips to get started.
This infographic by The Grommet shows how the maker movement can improve local business in the United States. The same can be said for developing countries. Have a look, and if you can’t see it well just click it for a larger version.
Traditional cooking practices in the developing world contribute to poor health, environmental degradation, and poverty. Today, about three billion people around the world cook using simple stoves (often three big stones, open flame with pot on top) fueled by biomass (organic fuel) typically from wood, charcoal, or dung. Based on 2012 WHO data, over four million people die each year from the exposure to the indoor air pollution created by...
Our guest contributor reports on an issue discussed at this year’s International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), held at Columbia University in New York,...
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