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    recharge any handset anywhere in the world bringing down the numbers of chargers produced and disposed The United Nations communications technology agency has given its stamp of approval to a new energy efficient one size fits all mobile telephone charger the International Telecommunications Union ITU announced today Image credits Times LIVE One charger fits all new mobile phone solution The standardised phone charger will fit all future handsets regardless of make and model enabling users worldwide to charge their mobiles anywhere from any available charger while also reducing the energy consumed while charging said ITU Using the Universal Charging Solution UCS will lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of chargers produced shipped and subsequently discarded as new phone models become available The new charger is estimated to cut standby energy consumption by 50 and eliminate 51 000 tons of redundant chargers resulting in a reduction of 13 6 million tons in greenhouse gas emissions each year This is a significant step in reducing the environmental impact of mobile charging which also has the benefit of making mobile phone use more straightforward said the Director of ITU s Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau Malcolm Johnson Universal chargers are a commonsense solution that I look forward to seeing in other areas said Mr Johnson At next month s UN climate change talks in Barcelona ITU will underscore the importance of information and communications technology ICT role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions citing a recent study that predicts a 15 reduction of total global emissions by 2020 with the more effective use of ICTs currently on the market ITU stressed that the number of ICT users has tripled worldwide since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in December 1997 which commits countries which signed to limit emissions to 5 below 1990 levels on

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    If the water s clean enough Image credits BBC The special tubes monitor activity below the river surface in New York s East River Then maybe you should text them and ask That s what people living and working in New York can do thanks to Amphibious Architecture a new experiment set up by students from New York University s Environmental Health Clinic and the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Conscientious commuters can text the beavers herring or whatever is around and be told on a good day There are 19 of us and it s pretty good down here Illuminating tubes The system is built using a series of plastic tubes positioned vertically in the water at key positions in the Bronx and East River Each time a creature swims below the buoy the top of the tube lights up A sonar device on the tube identifies what type of creature it is Whenever a person sends a text to the creatures the other end of the tube will be illuminated too The experiment goes beyond the novelty value and helps increase awareness surrounding the city s natural ecosystems The tubes also monitor the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water a key indicator of water quality which allows the animals to tell how happy they are Beautiful habitat The creators of the project will be hoping that the experiment goes beyond the novelty value and helps increase awareness surrounding the city s natural ecosystems Natalie Jeremijenko who runs the project explained to the BBC World Service s Digital Planet why the project is important for New Yorkers One of the primary goals is to change the view of this quite beautiful view into an understanding that this is not just a pretty reflective surface but a habitat

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    management is expected to help enhance the country s forest productivity in a Related topics regions Science and Technology GIS Forests Radio Erasing superstitious and fictitious beliefs Radio is a better tool for eradicating the superstitions rooted deep in the people writes Dr R Sreedher Related topics regions India IT Communications Supporting food security through remote sensing technology A new partnership looks at using remote sensing based information and insurance for crops in emerging economies focusing on Asia s staple crop rice The Related topics regions Food Science and Technology Agriculture Indonesia launches geo portal for disaster mitigation The Geospatial Information Agency Indonesia has launched an interactive map called Ina GeoPortal which aims to assist public sector organisations in their Related topics regions Development ICTs Disaster Management Sydney among global cities to have public transport on Google Maps Getting directions for public transport in Sydney has become a lot simpler with a new feature introduced in Google Maps allowing public transport commuters to Related topics regions Development Science and Technology ICTs Internet Filipinos collaborate online in flood evacuation efforts In an attempt to help people in flood affected Philippines a group of twitter users have created a Googledoc spread sheet to help first responders Related topics regions Development Wireless Technologies Innovations Free pass to Mars NASA and Microsoft have jointly launched a new website that will allow people to explore the red planet and assist scientists in producing better maps It Related topics regions Science and Technology Access to knowledge Internet Preventing spread of forest fires using satellites and phones Remote sensing clearly has a lot to offer in disaster management Satellites unique ability to monitor large areas and spot disasters combined with mobile Related topics regions Disaster Management Science and Technology ICTs Information Microsoft unveils Bing Maps Beta Microsoft Corp has launched an enhanced and more developed version of map search with better viewing and application gallery Bing s Streetside and Silverlight Related topics regions Information Science and Technology Internet EpiCollect for citizen scientists A new software developed for smart phones will allow scientist and researchers to collate and analyse data through a central web based database in real time Related topics regions Environment Information Science and Technology Research Africa on a digital ride Undersea fibre optic network Seacom will not only link Africa to the global knowledge economy but also foster infrastructure growth says b Calestous Related topics regions Connectivity Science and Technology Africa Economy NASA and others seek ways to save forests Space agencies governments and Google Inc have entered in a new partnership to save the forests in tropical countries Satellite images received via Google Related topics regions Environment Climate Change Science and Technology Information Embedded sensors in mobiles to monitor asthma A unique mobile phone prototype to check asthma has been launched by Applied Nanodetectors a UK based company Carbon nanotube and silicon based sensors Related topics regions Information Science and Technology ICTs Health Artificial trees to combat climate change Geo engineering will help decarbonise

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    Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education Use internet for scaling up vocational education Top Indian official Unless modern technological tools like Internet are used to impart vocational training skilling cannot be scaled up said Dr Sam Pitroda chairman of India s Related topics regions South Asia Vocational Education Internet Digital India s rural job portals covering new grounds A

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    s new telemedicine projects will help Bhutanese patients access medical advice from experts in India via the internet and through real time Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease Rural ICT projects get boost in Africa Telecom projects in Kenya and Zambia are spearheading the development of e health e learning and e commerce in rural areas Related topics regions ICTs Health India and Africa s satellite links set to expand An ambitious project to link up African Union countries with Indian hospitals and universities via satellite will accelerate this year after a pilot project in Related topics regions Education Health ICTs Mobile technology for global health The b i mHealth for Development i b report published by Vodafone and United Nations Foundation surveys the benefits of mobile technology to improve Related topics regions ICTs Health Tripura takes the ICT route to quality eyecare The Tripura Vision Centre project in northeast India is pushing information communication technology to its extreme to provide the best eye care facility to Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease Online healthcare becoming popular in India Tired of queuing up and inaccurate advises people are logging onto medical health services for consultations appointment scheduling recommendations on Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease Maternal and child health on mobile An SMS innovation by OneWorld Datamation Foundation and Microsoft India helps bring relevant medical and health advisory in the local language for expectant Related topics regions SMS Health Children United States launches nationwide mobile health service Voxiva a global health service provider has developed a new technology that allows patients to access information free and live healthier lives The text4baby Related topics regions Gender ICTs Health Technology Innovative smartphone partnership fights polio in northern Nigeria As part of a ground breaking public private partnership to fight polio Nigeria is harnessing the power of smartphones to monitor real time performance of Related topics regions Development Technology ICTs Health ITU and Bupa to collaborate on m Health initiative The partnership supports ITU WHO goal to combat non communicable diseases using mobile services Related topics regions Health IT Banking on mobile phones for scaling up health services BBC Media Action s policy briefing reveals how mobile phones could lead to sustainable and scalable business model in the healthcare segment that can reach Related topics regions India Health Mobiles Information TV drama on AIDS entertains and educates Kenyan television drama for AIDS awareness Shuga co produced by UNICEF and MTV hopes to spur meaningful dialogue among young people on preventing HIV Related topics regions Communications Africa Health Information sharing critical for good health b i Information Sharing and Public Health A Case based Look at the ICT Expectations Reality Gap i b an IOS Press publication highlights the importance Related topics regions Policy ICTs Health Governance Cancer treatment on air in India Need to connect regional cancer centres to remote areas has led a prominent health institution in India to provide expert cancer care on air With Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease

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    Internet Africa Digital Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Africa India IT Smart Rwanda to power ICT for transformation Smart Rwanda aims at looking at all innovative ways ICT can drive to achieve socio economic transformation agenda of our country Related topics regions Africa Digital Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Information Africa Internet TV drama on AIDS entertains and educates Kenyan television drama for AIDS awareness Shuga co produced by UNICEF and MTV hopes to spur meaningful dialogue among young people on preventing HIV Related topics regions Communications Africa Health Tanzania Rural ICT a boon for farmers The proposed plan to connect rural areas with low cost communication will spur economic growth at both household and national levels Related topics regions ICTs Africa Tanzania Social media boosts constitutional review Nearly one million Tanzanians have so far given their views on the desired contents of the envisaged Constitution Related topics regions Social Media Africa Technology Internet Ghana Govt distributes laptops in Central Volta regions Students and educational institutions in Ghana s Central region have received free laptops from government Related topics regions Technology Education Africa Africa on a digital ride Undersea fibre optic network Seacom will not only link Africa to the global knowledge economy but also foster infrastructure growth says b Calestous Related topics regions Connectivity Science and Technology Africa Economy Mobile phones helping combat crop diseases Grameen Foundation in partnership with Uganda s largest telecom operator is educating farmers on the methods to contain plantation diseases and improving Related topics regions Agriculture ICTs Africa Connectivity Mobile application to track transactions launched in Kenya A mobile application that enables one to account for their mobile money transfer transactions has been launched in Kenya Related topics regions ICTs Africa IT East Africa Regional varsities not plugged in ICT to be exposed An international research company has embarked on the process of ranking universities and other institutions of higher learning in East Africa on the use of Related topics regions Education Africa IT ICTs ITU Academy launched to strengthen capacity development in ICT At a global ICT forum in South Africa the International Telecommunication Union ITU advocated promotion of migration from analogue to digital broadcasting Related topics regions Technology ICTs Africa Digital Medical students get Ipads for research in Rwanda These gadgets are being donated to enhance education and information sharing between the medical students and lecturers Related topics regions Research Africa IT Digital Embrace the digital age ICT minister urges Ugandans Uganda s minister for Information and Communication Technologies Ruhakana Rugunda wants Ugandans to go digital by fully adopting paperless communication in Related topics regions Environment Technology ICTs Africa New study maps mobile tech use among Kenya s poorest The study also says that 16 per

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    in Bangladesh The Financing will help growth of the country s IT and ITES sectors and generate employment for 30 000 people Related topics regions ICTs World Bank Bangladesh An advanced citizenship is vital for e Governance WB economist Tracey Lane Senior Economist at the World Bank was involved in the Bank s Open Data initiative In an interview with OneWorld South Asia at the sidelines of Related topics regions

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    Infrastructure Technology keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education Establishing sustainable Information and Technology parks The global best practice study b i International Good Practice for Establishment of Sustainable IT Parks i b presents the critical business success Related topics regions Infrastructure ICTs Research Achieving active archive ambition An active archive strategy when properly applied significantly reduces overall storage and data management costs while improving efficiencies explains Floyd Related topics regions Internet Infrastructure IT Digital New frontier for the adoption of Green IT Organisations are embracing green technologies not just for cutting down carbon emissions but also for saving money writes b Srikanth R P b Besides Related topics regions Infrastructure ICTs Emissions Open ICT standards will enable smarter ecosystems Openness of the standards on the Internet will facilitate easy connectivity and create more space for smart grid adoption writes b Tom Raftery b on a blog Related topics regions Connectivity ICTs Infrastructure Tapping a billion plus people i b R S Sharma b i Director General and Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India shares the work in progress on the massive Related topics regions Infrastructure Governance Innovations New fiber optic network brings digital era

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