The project, called MoboSens, relies on a large sensor plugged into the audio jack on a smartphone. It looks like an ugly (and huge) Square dongle, but instead of taking payments it senses water quality using a microeletromechanical (MEMs) sensor inside the dongle. The goal is to eventually use the MEMs packed into the device to measure nitrate, heavy metal, carcinogens, and bacteria in water.
Modern supermarkets dot the landscape throughout China, but people can still buy their food the old-fashioned way: on the street. The photographer Michael Steverson has spent years photographing rural China, where hundreds of milli…
There’s been plenty of focus on how publishers are catering to advertisers by producing “native” advertising, including sponsored content — but a much bigger trend is brands and advertisers that are becoming publishers themselves.
A good description of the business model we are trying to follow.
Climate science 101 Do you know these iconic climate graphs? These three graphs (among many, many more) show just some of the clear observational evidence that we’re changing the climate: global temperatures are rising and arctic sea ice is disappearing while CO2 emissions keep rising. Find out more about these graphs and what they mean here
According to a new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) globally, nearly $2 trillion are spent each year in subsidies to oil, natural gas and coal companies. Are you paying to melt the Arctic? Find out more here.
Meet: Surnimal! Where he works: Madhusudanpur Number of wells he maintains: 60 Family status: Married with one boy and one girl Job before becoming a Well Mechanic: He had worked with NGOs before and felt passionately about their work. Why he decided to become a Well Mechanic: Being a Jalabandhu means you’re providing a crucial service to the community. Our local government has been very supportive of the Jalabandhu program, and is proud that I can reduce breakdown periods and make water available to people throughout the day.