With no engineering skills needed, anyone can create their own electricity-free air conditioner "Eco-Cooler" thanks to a copyright-free innovation that recycles used plastic bottles and can reduce indoor temperatures by 5° Celsius.
The green and clean urban movement continues to infiltrate industries across the world, and construction is the latest. From self-healing concrete to transparent solar panels, here are five materials set to revolutionize the often-toxifying way we build.
The crowdfunded project to use India's abundant auto-rickshaws as platforms for activating change started in Mumbai vehicles and has branched out to the capital, rewarding drivers who perform well in gender sensitization training.
An Egyptian traffic app fueled by crowdsourced data, Bey2ollak has introduced new updates designed to solve distinctly local problems as competition in mapping, navigation and congestion applications heat up.
It's perhaps no surprise that cities across the world look to the San Francisco Bay Area as a benchmark for post-industrial urban success: with billions of dollars generated annually, the most innovations in America and enviable levels of liveability, the iconic city certainly stands apart. Meanwhile, looking to bolster an emerging ICT industry, Egypt has its eyes set on creating its own tech industry capital by the Suez Canal, with ambitious plans slowly, but surely coming to life.
We speak to the man behind a brilliant innovation in wind power: this $750 turbine can be installed on any rooftop and is capable of generating electricity of around 5 kilowatt hours per kilowatt per day at a minimal low-wind speed of just 1.5 meters per second.
The world's capital of technology innovation and historically home to one of America's most active and engaged civil societies, San Francisco stands apart as an urban icon. However, the city is not without its downsides: income disparities perpetuate housing issues, a tech divide creates opportunity gaps and homelessness is a crucial problem. Here, we discover the innovative and collaborative ways city stakeholders are tackling pressing problems.