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Video Making a Social Impact through Engineering - ASME - 0 views

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    "Dr. Amos Winter shares his roadmap for advancing technologies for social change from conception to distribution by engaging end users, manufacturers, and distributors, as well as leveraging the talents of both undergraduate and graduate students."
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Clay Water Filters for Ghana » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog - 0 views

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    "Pure Home Water, Ghana manufactures and distributes AfriClay Filters in an effort to bring clean water to 1 million people. So far they have delivered filters to provide 100,000 people clean water. The process is simple. Water is placed in a clay filter and gravity pulls the water through the pores left in the clay during firing. Sediment and bacteria are filtered out"
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The Wonderbag: How Cooking with Recycled Polystyrene Can Avert Disasters - Core77 - 1 views

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    " Wonderbag. By filling a polycotton bag with recycled polystyrene beads, the duo have created an object that can be safely draped around a pot that has just been brought to boil. The Wonderbag then keeps the pot and its contents hot for hours, without the original heating source. "
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Leanpath Weighs Waste - IEEE Spectrum - 0 views

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    "About a third of the food produced for human consumption never gets eaten. That's a lot wasted-some 1.3 billion metric tons worldwide each year,"
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Tech firms set sail to solve world's problems through innovation - SciDev.Net - 0 views

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    "Eleven start-up firms with novel technologies for solving social and environmental problems have set off on a voyage around the world to find new markets where their innovations could improve people's lives. The entrepreneurs will sail to 13 countries, including stops in China, Ghana, India, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, South Africa and Vietnam, as part of the mentor-driven Unreasonable at Sea programme that aims to support a select group of technology companies and their founding members."
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Helping Limited-Mobility Children Use Touchscreens | The Accelerator - 0 views

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    "Access4Kids with the aim of opening up entertainment, educational benefits and social media available on tablets to children with fine motor impairments. The wireless input device uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine-motor gestures to control a tablet."
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our blog | techfortrade.org - 0 views

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    "WOOF's winning project will enable waste plastic to be used as filament for 3D printing machines, to create new products. The winning team, Bethany Weeks, Matthew Rogge and Brandon Bowman, plan to work with US based NGO, Water for Humans (WFH), to address local issues in water and sanitation in Oaxaca, Mexico."
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3D Used for Low-Cost Sanitation | The Accelerator - 0 views

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    "additive manufacturing as a means to bring social benefits to the developing world. The students designed Big Red, a 3-D printer that takes shredded plastic waste, melts it, and uses it as its "ink" to print composting toilets and parts for rainwater collection systems"
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