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Climate Action: Google and UN launch Open Foris online platform

The Open Foris online platform was recently unveiled by the United Nations. This is a new software developed in partnership with Google to help tackle climate change, deforestation, and food production issues. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) launched the Open Foris online platform that will use a high-resolution satellite to send images to monitor changes in land use and forest cover. Continue reading

10 Skills You Need to Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us globally! We humans need the right skills to be able to thrive in this fourth generation of Industrial development. We are on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. The revolution will be unlike anything the humankind has experienced before. Continue reading

The Evolution and the Internet of Everything

The Internet as we know it today is not what it used to be. It involves a lot of things which I’m not going to bore you with. Briefly, I will be showing you the evolution of the internet as it pertains to business and social impacts. This brief is inspired while reading/studying some of CISCO System Inc’s publication on Internet of Everything (IoE). A personal info – I am a part-time IoE and entrepreneurship student at Cisco Networking Academy Continue reading

Water Management in the International ​Space Station

In the International ​Space Station (ISS), ​water is in ​short supply, ​so National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has ​developed an ​innovative way ​to filter wastewater on the ISS using ​chemical and ​distillation ​processes. This ​lets it turn ​liquid from the ​air, sweat and ​even urine into ​drinkable water. ​ Continue reading

Green Toilet: Turning Toilet waste into Clean Power

An inexpensive and easy to maintain “green toilet” is set to be trialled in Ghana this year 2016. This remarkable toilet uses no water but can convert human waste into ​cheap ​electricity and ​clean water.​ ​Spurred on by ​the Gates ​Foundation’​s Reinvent ​the Toilet ​challenge, ​a team of ​engineers and ​designers from ​Cranfield ​University in ​the UK created ​what has been ​dubbed the “​Nano Membrane ​Toilet.” ​ Continue reading

Sewer Drones set to take over one of the Smelliest Jobs

The job of ​sewer workers ​in Barcelona ​could be about ​to become much ​easier with the ​aid of a fleet ​of unmanned ​aerial vehicles (sewer drones) ​tasked with ​inspecting the ​city’s vast ​network of ​underground ​tunnels. ​Sewer drones could ​take over the ​tricky ​inspection work ​within two ​years, if a ​scheme in ​Barcelona, Spain gets ​the go-ahead.​ The plan is ​to launch a ​fleet of flying ​”sewer drones” ​which would ​inspect the ​state of the ​city’s ​sewers, as well ​as measuring ​air and water ​quality and ​keeping track ​of the state of ​the walls and ​blockages. ​ Continue reading

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