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Remote Mappers Enable Relief to Reach Filipino Typhoon Victims

13 November 2013 – 22:04 |

The typhoon that hit the Philippines last week killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands more, according to the BBC. The damage to infrastructure and the dislocation of all those people make it …

IBM Nairobi Lab’s First Offering is a Traffic-Dodging Mobile App

6 November 2013 – 10:21 |

Debates about how best to avoid Nairobi traffic can take nearly as long as a drive across town. The city has three dozen traffic cameras downtown, but that’s not enough information for a city of …

Greenpeace campaign prompts Philippine ban on Bt eggplant trials

12 September 2013 – 10:37 |

A court in the Philippines has ordered scientists to halt field trials of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant, over concerns that the genetically modified (GM) crop poses a risk to human health and the environment. On …

Forty fight rust and rot

8 March 2013 – 12:35 |

More than 40 institutes around the world are teaming up to use biotech tools to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa and India. The Sustainable Crop Production Research for International Development (SCPRID) will provide a …