Features archive results 1-20 of 109 in New Technologies
Space programmes can assist development work but are they taking cash better spent on ground-based efforts? Talent Ng'andwe investigates.
FEATURE | 16 May 2013 | EN
Tanzanian government funding aims to help weavers, wood carvers and furniture makers profit from science, says George Achia.
FEATURE | 18 April 2013 | EN
Researchers hope to benefit users in developing nations by turning 'feature' phones into virtual smartphones, finds Jan Piotrowski.
FEATURE | 25 March 2013 | EN
Drones could be used to deliver medicines and protect vulnerable people, but major hurdles remain, finds Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade.
Researchers say weak policy undermines Kenya's innovation landscape, but hope new science projects will shake things up, reports George Achia.
FEATURE | 8 March 2013 | EN
An open-source site, CrowdVoice, aims to make governments more transparent and accountable, its co-creator, Esra'a Al Shafei, tells SciDev.Net.
FEATURE | 7 January 2013 | EN
SciDev.Net brings you a selection of the best feature articles of 2012 curated by our editors in London.
Lucy Pearson looks at early warning systems for disasters, their uses and limits, and what accounts for the gap between warning and action.
Indigenous knowledge and science often seem poles apart, but meshing them can curb disaster risk, reports Smriti Mallapaty.
With the growth of online science networks, geography and economics no longer dictate how research is undertaken or published, finds Smriti Mallapaty.
S. Romi Mukherjee outlines human rights-based approaches to science, technology and development, and what they mean for policy and practice.
Making access to science a human right is a worthy goal, but how can it be enshrined? And will it really deliver? Jan Piotrowski investigates.
Innovations in relief technologies are vital in the world's complex conflict zones. But there are barriers to overcome, writes Imogen Mathers.
FEATURE | 20 September 2012 | EN
With China controlling most of valuable rare-earth mineral supplies, India makes a strategic move to back exploration off its own coast, writes Paula Park.
FEATURE | 28 August 2012 | EN
Aid innovators are calling for more interaction with research and development communities, ahead of World Humanitarian Day, reports Imogen Mathers.
Scientists in China and the United States are using modern biotechnology to help prove that traditional medicine has a powerful pharmacological value.
Odenildo Sena discusses Brazilian science policy and shares his views on the main challenges for pushing science in the Amazon region.
Frank Rijsberman speaks to Busani Bafana about his plans for the CGIAR Consortium and the importance of agricultural research investment.
FEATURE | 6 July 2012 | EN
Using mobile phones in education is a growing trend, but there are challenges to making it sustainable, finds Paula Leighton.