Global citizen scientists discover new micro-worlds with Foldscope

Global citizen scientists discover new micro-worlds with Foldscope

Foldscope Team for SciDev – WNN Science & Health (WNN/SciDev) Stanford, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAAS: Ten thousand ‘print-and-fold’ paper microscopes initially designed as low-cost medical diagnostic tools are being given away to researchers and citizen scientists who come up with novel ways to use them to test their ideas. The goal of the Ten Thousand […]

When research & art collides great things can happen

When research & art collides great things can happen

Carol Becker for Truthout – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/TO) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: There is much interest in “innovation” these days, so much so that the word has almost lost its meaning. Still, in November 2013, I accepted an invitation to participate in a symposium on that very topic. I joined professors of […]

New innovations may be trumped by funding needs to solve global poverty

New innovations may be trumped by funding needs to solve global poverty

David Lewis – WNN Opinion (WNN/GDN) GLOBAL: Innovation has become central to the way development organisations go about their work. In November 2011, Bill Gates told the G20 that innovation was the key to development. Donors increasingly stress innovation as a key condition for funding, and many civil society organisations emphasise that innovation is central […]