“If you can make progress in Afghanistan, you can make progress anywhere – no more excuses.”
This is what the moderator and Sweden’s former Minister of Finance Anders Borg said while I was wiping away the tears streaming down my Macbook....Continue reading »
A low-cost invention has been created at Stanford University with the capacity to revolutionise medicine in areas with fewer resources.
The task Manu Prakash has set himself is highly gratifying. This scientist, who studied engineering and computer science in India, his...Continue reading »
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As the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting kicks off today in Davos (Switzerland), José María Álvarez-Pallete, Chairman and CEO, Telefónica S.A, has shared his thoughts on Big Data:
Big data and, more...Continue reading »
Like many start up bosses, Lise Pape was inspired to help others through the benefit of her own personal experience with disability.
When Lise Pape’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago, the drugs he was prescribed created side...Continue reading »
With the ice caps melting and the Gulf Stream going off course, who can save us from an environmental catastrophe? Will it be birds? Will it be planes? Will it be superman? No! It’s submarine robots
You’re probably aware that two-thirds...Continue reading »
Nobody would migrate a machine this callously…
The whys and wherefores of migration are not my place to comment on, thanks goodness. According to UN estimates, around 60 million people worldwide are currently in search of refuge.
The only observation I’d make,...Continue reading »
There’s an argument to be made that the impersonal nature of online communication can be dehumanising. While there may be some truth in that, the digital arena has also enabled connections and conversations that have direct social or people-focused impact.
I...Continue reading »
Mobile medicine doesn’t have to be in tablet form
A new charity, Virtual Doctors, exemplifies how a simple invention can have immense impact. It was set up by Huw Jones who, as safari guide in Zambia, was deeply affected when a...Continue reading »
Zephbot, Worrinot and Night Zookeeper – not a firm of solicitors but a triumvirate of mobile therapy
Now that developing apps is less daunting, many parents have been inspired to create systems that help others to benefit from their own child-raising...Continue reading »
News editors will tell you that audiences always hone in on the gruesome stuff, despite all the complaints about violence and gore in the media. That’s why newspapers have so much gloom on the front page – they’re only giving...Continue reading »