Opinions archive results 1-20 of 147 in New Technologies
Science may be the only way to keep traffic moving in the region's huge cities as car numbers continue to rise, says Crispin Maslog.
OPINION | 29 April 2013 | EN
Brains Network editor Marc Mcilhone backs open sharing in the second article on how to support online science journalism in Africa.
Committing to disability-inclusive technology transfer in the post-2015 development goals will help to cut inequality, says Sue Coe.
OPINION | 17 April 2013 | EN
Many developing nations could see dramatic development if they funded research infrastructure, argues David Dickson.
Small-scale technology can help women to raise their status and increase their income and education, says Henrietta Miers.
OPINION | 28 February 2013 | EN
Better navigation and surveillance can help to prevent ships from damaging coral reefs and the need for expensive restoration, says Crispin Maslog.
OPINION | 27 February 2013 | EN
Starting by redefining success, machines that vend clean water at low cost can solve India's drinking water problem, says entrepreneur Anand Shah.
An ambitious strategy to create fuel cell products for export will need incentives and cross-government backing to bear fruit, says Radhika Perrot.
Research is needed into how women and girls could use mobile phones to get help after sexual violence, says Henrietta Miers.
OPINION | 30 January 2013 | EN
A third industrial revolution based on new communication and energy technologies needs strong political commitments, argues David Dickson.
As the Obama administration begins a second term, USAID's Alex Dehgan describes how the agency will build on its science-for-development agenda.
A UN report's failure to showcase software successes among Islamic nations shows the need for greater self-promotion, argues Athar Osama.
OPINION | 13 December 2012 | EN
A successful model for making more out of physics for development is ready to roll out to others, writes Dipali Bhatt-Chauhan.
OPINION | 12 December 2012 | EN
A six-country assessment shows how women's inclusion in science should be supported, write gender experts Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin.
New communication tools get good press but must become part of response systems, argue ICT specialists Jessica Heinzelman and Krista Baptista.
We need to understand why some people act on early warnings while others ignore them, says disaster preparedness specialist Sudhir Kumar.
Muslim countries must alter their stance on the social sciences if they are to use technology to its full potential, says Athar Osama.
OPINION | 12 October 2012 | EN
S&T advances should safeguard health, equity and the rights of vulnerable populations, says rural development professional Bhavani R. V.
Looking through a 'human rights lens' can improve S&T programmes, while S&T can help strengthen human rights work, says lawyer Jessica Wyndham.
Efforts to build innovation systems are too government-centric and tend to ignore a key ingredient — the private sector, says Athar Osama.
OPINION | 12 September 2012 | EN