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HES Energy Systems, the aerospace company founded in Singapore in 2009, is working to change the electric aerospace industry by optimizing smaller aircraft and drones powered by hydrogen and scaling up. They have worked with other aerospace companies, universities, and government
We are in the midst of an education crisis: 100 million young children will never get a chance to attend school while another 250 million go to school yet leave without ever having learned how to read, write, or use
India Wants to Double Farmers’ Incomes – and Tackle Climate Change. Is Technology the Answer to This Double Bind?
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On 2 January 2019, the People’s Republic of China successfully landed its Chang’e 4 probe on the far side of the moon. A historic achievement for China, but significant in what it implies for the future of outer space in
In Uganda, agriculture is still the biggest economic sector, consisting mostly of small-sized farms that grow diverse crops, and it continues to retain a high percentage of the labour force. The experienced farmers use predominantly traditional agro-ecological methods rather than
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eBallot is on the cutting edge of online voting with a focus on workplace democracy. The company provides solutions for companies and organizations that want an efficient and transparent method to make democratic decisions. We caught up with Brian Carter, Head
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Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Reykjavik, Iceland, developing digital systems that allow citizens to directly participate in their government's decision-making. The organization has worked with local and national governments in over 20 countries across Europe and Australia.
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