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Self-sustaining kitchen teaches kids about healthy living
Interactive, self-sustaining kitchen teaches kids how to grow and cook food.
Myanmar: Battling poverty with human-centred design
Proximity Design’s creations help people in Myanmar survive in extreme poverty.
A preview of Ghanaian artist Ofoe Amegavie's untitled exhibition
Ghanaian photographer Ofoe Amegavie's pain speaks through his latest work.
La Marca – Cuba's first legal tattoo parlour
La Marca's innovative tattooists attempt to capture Cuba on the skin of their customers.
From junk to jewellery: Mariana Acosta challenges the meaning of preciousness
One man's junk is another man's contemporary jewellery, proves designer Mariana Acosta.
Dominic Wilcox reveals crazy breakfast tech
British designer Dominic Wilcox was challenged by Kellogs to change the face of breakfast time, and he answered in the most Wilcox way possible.
Chuck Porter: Do great work, be your own client
Advertising executive Chuck Porter speaks of the importance of becoming your own client and creating your own brands.
Edible Cinema adds another dimension to film
The collaborative effort of the Soho House and Teatime Productions aims to add bespoke edible creations to cinema.
South African research team makes solar energy breakthrough
Researchers at Stellenbosch University have created a solar collection system to rival the most cutting edge facilities.
Matibabu: Revolutionising malaria detection
Matibabu is a smartphone application that tests for malaria without the need for blood samples and laboratories.
Technological disobedience: Cuba's amateur inventors create without resources
Limited resources and very little access to legal trade forced Cubans to create machines using household objects.
Ceiling in a Can offers a low-cost solution to low-cost housing
Cape Town entrepreneur Dave Pons has created Ceiling in a Can, DIY ceilings for low-cost housing.
Cape Town's Sk8 for Gr8 merges design, skate culture and philanthropy
Mentorship initiative Sk8 for Gr8 hopes to inspire Cape Town's disadvantaged kids to utilise their creativity.
Aleutia’s solar classrooms bring e-learning to rural Kenya
UK-based tech firm Aleutia will this month construct solar classrooms in each of Kenya’s 47 counties in an effort to bring e-learning to rural Africa.
Selling solar to keep Tanzania connected
Juabar leases solar-powered charging stations to rural Tanzanians to provide electricity and create sustainable micro-businesses.
Steve Vranakis: Technology for everyday people
Google's Executive Creative Director at the Creative Lab, Steve Vranakis calls for technology to be created with everyday people in mind.
EarthEnable brings clean, affordable floors to Rwanda
EarthEnable's mission to bring clean, affordable floors to Rwanda could lead to healthier lives.
Scrap traditional waste management, says Kabadiwalla Connect
New information service puts Indian communities in touch with local scrap dealers.
Dazin's renewable cooking fuel saves lives
Bhutan-based group Dazin are using fuel cookies and smokeless stoves to eliminate deadly cooking smoke.
Géraldine Biard's designs relieve dementia sufferers
French designer Géraldine Biard’s new furniture collection aims to relieve the stress of dementia.
Eco-friendly glass paint to keep metal roofs cool
Scientists have developed a glass paint that will keep metal cool in the harshest of summer days.
Google's Project Sunroof brings solar panels to your doorstep
Google has unveiled Project Sunroof, a tool to determine how much money you could save with solar panels.
Cyrus Daruwala's Painful People satirises Mumbai's most annoying commuters
Author and illustrator Cyrus Daruwala addresses Mumbai's pain-in-the-neck residents in his new handmade book.
Designer Terry Angelos creates by merging nature and humour
South African artist Terry Angelos designs wall art and homeware using nature and her quirky side as inspiration.
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