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27 апреля, 13:00

African middle class still attracting private education companies

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How We Made it reports

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24 апреля, 13:00

The Mashambas Skyscraper - A Modular Farm Tower

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Over at Dezeen: Polish designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski have envisioned a conceptual high-rise building that would provide a place to grow, sell and learn about crops in unspecified locations across sub-Saharan Africa. The Mashambas Skyscraper project won first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which annually invites architects and designers to conceive futuristic towers...[more]

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23 апреля, 13:00

How Zenvus Is Using 3D Printing To Build Soil Fertility Sensors

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Zenvus is an intelligent solution for farms that uses proprietary electronics sensors to collect soil data like moisture, nutrients, pH etc and send them to a cloud server via GSM, satellite or Wifi. Algorithms in the server analyze the data and advice farmers on farming. As the crops grow, the system deploys special cameras to build vegetative health for drought stress, pest and diseases. Our system has the capability to tell a farm what, how, and when to farm. Here are some images from the design and development of Zenvus.

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22 апреля, 13:00

Diagnose Medical Images with Dr CADx

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From Zimbabwe:Dr CADx is a computer aided diagnostic system to help doctors diagnose medical images more accurately in order to provide better patient outcomes and save lives, and to provide pervasive radiology diagnostics in underserved regions.

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21 апреля, 16:21

This Incubator Is Creating The Next Generation Of Farmers

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An FC profile of FarmRoots...African versions needed

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21 апреля, 13:00

Ghana's "Biotech Nerds" and "Robotic Nerds"

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NPR reports: image viaIt was a meeting of nerds and sharks. The self-described "biotech nerds" and "robotic nerds" were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves "sharks" and flew in from Ghana. "The shark is a big fish so it means you're big. Knowledgeable," explains Stephanie Obbo of Ghana, an aspiring medical doctor. Together, the 15 high schoolers formed a team for the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. That's a science competition run by IREX, a global development nonprofit that strives to promote student enthusiasm for science, tech, engineering and math (aka STEM). Each of the 17 teams had teenagers in the D.C. area partnering with Ghanaians to identify and solve a real-world problem. NPR's Goats and Soda followed "Team McKwiny" — a name that blends D.C.'s McKinley Technology High School and Winneba Senior High School in Ghana...[more]via Adafruit

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20 апреля, 13:00

The Africa 4 Tech Bootcamp

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Africa 4 Tech is an international platform and a network of innovators, connectors and brainers to source, design and code innovative solutions for & from Africa.

19 апреля, 13:00

The Prototype to Product Bottleneck in #Kenya (and elsewhere in #Africa)

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Daily Nation's Delfhin Mugo reports:image viaIf Daniel Njuguna were to convert every one of his innovative ideas into businesses, he would certainly be a rich man. The 25-year-old’s inventions include a home security system, a radio station that broadcasts within a 200-metre radius, an automatic clothesline, a manual handwashing machine, and more recently, an animal feed maker, a chicken plucker and a drone. In addition, he can operate the electric switches at home using his mobile phone. However, it is only from the animal feed maker that he is earning money...[more]

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18 апреля, 22:50

A.I. is Progressing Faster Than You Think!

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From Coldfusion TV:

18 апреля, 13:00

MakeTime & Fast Radius - Uber models for manufacturing

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Ellen Sheng writing in Quartz:...MakeTime, is a startup launched by architect turned manufacturing entrepreneur Drura Parrish in Lexington, Kentucky. Under a model known as distributed or on-demand manufacturing, MakeTime is meeting small businesses’ manufacturing needs in much the same way Uber meets the needs of passengers looking for rides. Companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors can rent time on nearby equipment, be it CNC milling machines, water jets, or laser cutters—any of which can cost from $50,000 to $250,000 apiece to purchase.linkMore here

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17 апреля, 13:00

Jamii Africa | Health Insurance

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Jamii is a micro-health insurance product for the informal sector.

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17 апреля, 00:18

FIRST LEGO league competition held in #Nigeria

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Robohub reports:image viaIn March, robot programming students took part in the 2016-17 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE competition (FLL) with the theme ‘ANIMAL ALLIES’. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a program that supports children and youngsters and introduces them to science and technology in a sporty atmosphere...[more]