developing world

Voices

A New $500 Million Digital Fund Hopes to Transform Lives in the Developing World

A new incubator hub will help give a ton of money to underserved communities by investing in education, economic growth and clean energy.
Alexis Chemblette
2.23.18
Whoa

People Around the World Are Now Printing Their Own Body Parts

For those who are missing limbs, 3D printing can make new prosthetics faster, cheaper, and better.
Ian Birrell
2.24.17
Fashion

Technology Can't Get Rid Of Your Cheap Used Clothes

The astronomical amounts of clothing we donate and throw away is proving disastrous for the Earth. Technology and better shopping habits can’t fix it, but only slow it down.
Nikkitha Bakshani
11.29.16
Health

The Developing World's Next Epidemic: First-World Diseases

As the developed world talking about human immortality, the developing world is now living long enough to start contracting things like heart disease.
Jason Koebler
3.29.16
politics

Bitcoin Is Too Libertarian to Save the Developing World, Says UN Paper

Is Bitcoin a savior or a bandage?
Jordan Pearson
2.11.16
short circuit

The Internet.org App Is Now Called Free Basics

New name, same game.
Nicholas Deleon
9.24.15
Culture

How Japan's Toilet Tech Could Help Women In Developing Countries

Not just a cultural oddity, Japan wants its toilet tech to help with sanitation and safety issues worldwide.
Emiko Jozuka
9.10.15
Features

The Search for a Women's Condom Alternative That Could Prevent HIV

Researchers are trying to crack the holy grail of sexual health with an anti-HIV microbicide ring.
Zoe Cormier
7.23.15
the Earth Died Screaming Issue

The Ecotourism Industry Is Saving Tanzania’s Animals and Threatening Its Indigenous People

For more than a century, the Maasai have been corralled into smaller and smaller pieces of land in order to conserve the environment and precious animals—and to make room for deluxe suites and armies of tourists.
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
5.12.15
Space

OneWeb's Plan to Beat SpaceX to Provide Satellite Internet to Everyone on Earth

Can this $250 device connect the world?
Jason Koebler
3.17.15
Interview

How Lasers, Radar, and Local Economies Are Helping Save World Heritage Sites

An interview with Global Heritage Fund: the techies of cultural conservation.
Becky Ferreira
6.26.14
tech

Could Pooping in a Box Save the Developing World?

For two decades, Joe Jenkins has been on a crusade to get people to save their piss and shit and turn that waste into compost.
Alexis K. Barnes
6.3.14
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