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Battling to breathe

At the onset of winter in 2016, Lahore saw smog for the first time. Visually, the scene was similar to the usual fog the city experiences in winter season, and many thought that fog had arrived early. But soon, when residents of …Continue reading

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Fresh water isn’t unlimited. Rainfall isn’t predictable. Just three percent of the world’s water is drinkable, and more than 70 percent of that freshwater is used for agriculture. Unnecessary irrigation wastes huge amounts of water – some crops are watered twice as …Continue reading

Using ICTs to reimagine the electoral process

The Indian general election of 2019 saw large-scale deployment of the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) technology. It worked by generating a paper slip containing the name of the party and the candidate selected by a voter using Electronic Voting Machines …Continue reading

Why drones often aren’t the solution to developing-world problems

New technologies are never introduced into a vacuum. They emerge into a social, economic, and political setting and influence it in their turn. Katherine Chandler, a professor in the culture and politics program at Georgetown University, is researching drones in Africa as …Continue reading

The 10 worst technologies of the 21st century

You’d think it would be easy to come up with a list of bad technologies from the past couple of decades. But we had a hard time agreeing: What makes a “bad” technology? After all, technologies can be bad because they fail …Continue reading

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