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Panasonic bringing light and portable power to those without

The Japanese electronics giant has designed a power system for the electricity-deprived regions of the world, which it intends to ship throughout Asia and Africa by the year's end.

By October 30, 2015


Facebook to beam free Internet to Africa

As part of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, the project would provide Internet access to certain areas of Africa that currently can't get online.

By October 5, 2015


Real-time sleep data powers new website about dreamers

Live data from snoozers equipped with sleep sensors triggers an innovative new website meant to highlight the power of dreams to spur social change.

By October 2, 2015


Website exposes thousands of security cameras to prove ease-of-breach

Insecam streams home video footage to illuminate weak security protocols.

By November 10, 2014


Spotify to enter Africa with Vodacom pact?

The streaming-music service may move into Africa with a deal offering free data, according to a report, after already pervading Europe and launching in the Americas.

By June 2, 2014


Emerging markets: The smartphone battleground (Smartphones Unlocked)

Apple and Samsung may be top dogs here in the US, but other smartphone makers are taking root around the world in a big way.

By January 28, 2014


Now you're a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives

Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point's computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.

By September 25, 2013


Bloody childbirth simulator nets big design prize

MamaNatalie by Laerdal simulates the baby, uterus, blood, placenta, and all as a low-cost teaching aid for instructors and midwives.

By September 4, 2013


Serengeti lions shrug off mini robot tank, micro drone

Photography machines prompt yawns from the big cats, but capture stunning images for National Geographic.

By August 9, 2013


Researchers closing in on effective malaria vaccine

The early stage clinical trial is small, but out of the 15 volunteers given the highest dose of a malaria vaccine, 12 are showing total resistance to the disease.

By August 8, 2013