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energyTechnological and Societal Innovation is key to beating poverty

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Bill Gates the challenge of eliminating extreme poverty, which used to be defined as living on less than a $1.90 per day. The World Bank remains committed to achieving the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Innovation is the …

amazonRichest man in the world has launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, richest man in the world, and his wife have launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless. They will create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. Jeff Bezos ($164 billion) has a higher …

povertyEcommerce and QR codes to help truly needy homeless in a cashless society

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Greater Change is an Oxford University effort to use technology to help the homeless raise more money. As the developing world moves to a cashless society asking for change is becoming more useless. There is also the need for effective …

africaKenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

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Kenya will use the Alphabet X (Google) Loon high-speed internet balloons to provide internet to its rural population. Google Loon already provided internet to 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after the hurricane last year. There are 51 million people in …

africaIndia and Asia are solving extreme poverty problem but Nigeria and Africa are not

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According the Brookings Institute projections, Nigeria has already overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor in early 2018, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon take over the number 2 spot. Above chart …

dronesDrones spreading millions of sterile mosquitos to combat Zika and other diseases

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Aedes mosquitos, responsible for the spread of diseases like Zika, dengue and yellow fever, do not disperse for more than 100 meters in their lifetime. They are also fragile, and high-altitude releases by airplanes can damage their wings and legs. …

3d printed3D printed bridge looks like alien technology

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MX3D is 3D printing a fully functional stainless steel bridge to cross one of the oldest and most famous canals in the center of Amsterdam, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. They equip typical industrial robots with purpose-built tools and develop the software …

3d printedPermitted 3D printed home made in less than 24 hours for less than $4000

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ICON has built the first permitted 3D printed home in America. ICON is one of the first new businesses to launch from the Saturn Five startup studio, based in Austin, TX. The home was unveiled in March 2018 in Austin, …

educationWorldbank compares wealth of educated people, infrastructure and resources

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GDP and Wealth are complementary indicators that provide a fuller picture of economic well-being. A country’s comprehensive wealth includes all produced capital such as factories and roads; natural capital like forests and water; human capital, which leads to earnings; and …

africaChallenge of eliminating global extreme poverty

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The drop in poverty from the 1980s to present was mainly driven by just two countries: China and India. The statistics for China are especially mind-blowing: In 1981, a staggering 88 percent of Chinese were extremely poor, but by 2013 …