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Zambia's Barefeet enriches the lives of street kids with theatre
Art, theatre, and music at Barefeet give Zambia's street kids a chance to explore their creativity in a safe environment.
World Hunger Month advert illustrated by 250 children
1000 drawings, created by 250 impoverished children, inspired KFC Add Hope’s new advert.
Google gets 1 billion Indians connected
Train stations in India are set to provide one billion users with internet access.
Toby Allen's illustrations show us what mental illnesses look like
UK Illustrator Toby Allen uses her talents to give the unseen monsters of mental illness a face.
Free Electric: A bicycle that generates free, clean energy
Manoj Bhargava's Free Electric hybrid bike could impact billions of people who’ve lived their lives off the grid.
Build, modify, and customise your smartphone
The RePhone is the next generation of customisable technology that lets users build, hack, and modify a smartphone.
Guy Martin captures the turmoil of the Egyptian revolt
World-renowned photographer Guy Martin documented the beauty, violence and pride that accompanied the 2011 Egyptian uprising.
Innovative alarm systems for SA’s most dangerous slums
This new alarm system relies on the dedication of the community in one of South Africa’s toughest informal settlements.
Mushroom power could enhance smartphones, electric cars and more
The ability of the Portobello mushroom to make things better has extended beyond food and into technology.
Hand Over: Radwa Rostom's answer to Egypt's slum problem
The Hand Over initiative aims to rid Cairo of its slums using eco-friendly, human-centred design.
The wind turbine gets a smart tech makeover
Beauty, tech, and renewable energy generation combine to give the wind turbine a much-needed makeover.
Origami-inspired dress fits at every stage of pregnancy
Designers have come up with a wearable flexible enough to expand with its pregnant user.
Tempescope: A box of rain, clouds or sun in your living room
The Tempescope physically creates weather conditions, letting users share the sky from anywhere in the world.
Vienna gives same-sex love the green light
Same-sex couples in the place of the ordinary traffic light figure are becoming a permanent fixture in European cities.
The Travellers: Ireland’s nomads struggle to find a place in the modern world
A German documentary photographer documented the daily life of a Traveller family, Irelands forgotten minority group.
Virtual reality experience sends viewers into Zdzislaw Beksinski’s paintings
This Polish studio is pioneering virtual reality art with Zdzislaw Beksinski’s surreal paintings.
Fold, share, and connect with this high-tech bicycle
Designed in Argentina, the Gi FlyBike gives the daily bicycle commute a tech overhaul.
Dr Imoh Okon’s drug resistance test kit revolutionises cancer treatment
Dr Imoh Okon’s tech innovation could be the difference between life and death for cancer sufferers.
This compact device treats chronic heart disease without surgery
A company in the United States has designed the first ever catheter-based heart pump to treat chronic heart disease.
Lifting the veil on children born of rape
Photographer Patricia Willocq challenges the perception of men as weapons of war while empowering survivors of rape.
Autonomous tree-planting robot to tackle forest restoration
Two university students embarked on a labour of love to create an independent tree-planting robot.
Exclusive: Haroon Gunn-Salie on provoking reactions with History After Apartheid
Artist Haroon Gunn-Salie addresses racial transformation and social economic justice with disembodied colonial figures.
Poland's renowned animator Bartek Kulas breaks into feature film
Bartek Kulas’ hauntingly beautiful creations make their way to feature film.
Could drones be the answer to shortages in rural Africa?
Foster + Partners plan to overcome rural Africa's infrastructure weaknesses using a drone delivery system.
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