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It was an exciting year for SciDev.Net’s multimedia. Our pool of stories grew significantly in number and variety and we received enthusiastic feedback. We covered important issues such as mining and waste management, and brought to you weird and wonderful science for and from the developing world.
Here we celebrate our year in multimedia with a rundown of the five most played videos:


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Ethiopia’s landfill of opportunities 
A project in Ethiopia helps turn waste into energy and improve the lives of the poor.


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Africa builds the world’s largest radio telescope 
The Square Kilometre Array in South Africa hopes to advance knowledge of deep space.



Growing a meat alternative on Bangkok’s rooftops 
Discover how spirulina, an edible, high-protein cyanobacteria, is grown on the roofs in Thailand.



Solving saltwater contamination in Bangladesh
Water salinity is affecting rural communities, and in particular pregnant women, in the coastal Dacope district.



Living near uranium mines in Niger 
In this film, NGOs claim the radioactive element is damaging the health of people living near mining operations.


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