luis cruz is a honduran high-schooler who has come up with his own low-cost eye-controlled interface.
nearly two-thirds of west africa’s remaining rainforests are in the small but troubled nation of liberia. how can we save them? by barcoding trees, says liberia.
banco cyan – a novel approach in brazil modeled after a bank account, which monitors consumers’ water usage and rewards them when they manage to cut back
Made in MIMBRE is a lighting and furniture collection designed from chilean woven wicker and fast-growing materials such as bamboo.
a high-security prison near hyderabad is launching an innovative scheme to turn convicts into “outsourcing providers” for local firms and eventually, it is hoped, international clients.
a new mobile cinema project, is planting roots in a few african countries, with the goal being to, essentially, bring the theatrical experience to areas in which theatrical exhibition doesn’t exist for any number of reasons – mostly economic.
a group of designers are teaming up with artisans from the oaxaca region of mexico to host a program that will provide training, collaboration, promotion and fair commercialization of their work.
the iconic Indian ‘phat phat boat,’ a cheap kids’ toy sold at festivals is part of arvind gupta’s lovely collection of toys made from trash.
the project’s most unique aspect is its bowl-shaped roof, which captures and stores precious rainwater, which keeps it cool.
recently launched NGO aid map initiative is focused on collecting project-level information on NGOs’ work and making it accessible to donors, NGOs, businesses, governments and the public through an online, interactive mapping tool.
thousands of parents in rural areas have traditionally declined to send their daughters to school. but the flood waters forced them out of their villages into areas where ‘unicef’ has set up temporary learning centres (TLCs) to try to minimise the impact of the disaster on children’s education.
an indian sand artist decided to mark the end of the elusive osama bin laden in his own unique way.