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India Takes Up The Toilet Challenge

India Takes Up The Toilet Challenge

On Saturday, the Gates Foundation and the Ministry of Science held a Toilet Challenge fair in New Delhi, with exhibitors representing 15 nations and participants representing 42 nations. The different research proposals looked at several aspects of the sanitation crises to come up with creative solutions.
A Smart Street Light Startup Wants To Kickstart A Smart City Revolution

A Smart Street Light Startup Wants To Kickstart A Smart City Revolution

The smart city concept has been around for quite a while but it has been mostly theoretical. MIT has been doing research in this area, encompassing mobility governance, energy networks, electronic and social networks and incentives and governance but cities have not fully embraced the concept as of yet. Technology is just now catching up with the concept and one startup, Tvilight, has developed technology that it hopes will be at the forefront of the smart city movement.
Fotokite Is Featured At Ted 2014

Fotokite Is Featured At Ted 2014

Sergey Lupashin, the creator of Fotokite, a drone that takes aerial pictures, brought three of them to Ted 2014. Lupashin discussed Fotokite's application for archaeologists, photographers and journalists. The drone truly takes stunning aerial pictures with minimal effort from its operator. The operator just has to aim the drone, like a kite and the drone will fly by itself.

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Goldman Sachs: The Next Green Giant?

Goldman Sachs: The Next Green Giant?

Goldman believes that it can usher the renewables sector into maturity by helping it scale up. As a mature sector, renewables will need $395 billion of investment by 2020, according to the investment bank. For the most part Goldman's investments are in high growth markets such as Brazil, China, India and Mexico. It is also looking at Japan and North Korea as potentially explosive areas.