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In August 2019, the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association built a 16-foot pyramid of jugs in its main entrance in Phoenix. The goal was to show residents of this desert region how much water they each use a day — 120 gallons — and to encourage conservation.
While the prospect of free electricity is tempting, unfamiliarity with the technology could make homeowners hesitant to invest in solar panels, especially as they are pricey.
Deep in rural western Zimbabwe, where tarred roads are nonexistent, Japhet Ngwenya used to spend every season worrying that the people who advise him on how to protect his crops from dry spells and pest invasions would not be able to reach him.
The management of a smartphone app used by millions of Australians to get live bushfire updates may be sold as its developer restructures to cut debt, even as it looks to extend the app nationally, the company's CEO said.
Mobile technology had the biggest benefit of all technology on aid operations in 2019, according to an exclusive poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Dec 18, with drones and satellites also helping to speed up help to people in need.
At long last, Walt Disney Co launched its video-streaming platform, Disney+, last Tuesday. Ten million people signed up in the first 24 hours, a stunning feat considering the deluge of rivals flooding the market.
Researchers are experimenting with drones that can help farmers protect their crops from the effects of climate change and ward off hungry birds at the same time.
Drones and satellites used to boost Ethiopia’s agricultural exports and improve food security in a nation once synonymous with famine.
Anyone hearing the loud singing coming from Isaac Chereger's farm would be forgiven for thinking it was a particularly enthusiastic church gathering.
Technological innovations – from unique digital identities for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media – can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United Nations said in a report on Aug 22.