An overwhelming majority of the data collected is from people of European ancestry. But researchers are trying to change that.
Stories Tagged "africa"
Many African countries have been reluctant to permit GM foods to be grown or imported, but opposition has softened amid a punishing drought.
Africa is becoming a test bed for solar power, on scales both large and small.
Intrigued by fossils of a new humanlike species dubbed Homo naledi, researchers and students use 3-D printing to handle the bones and search for clues.
In Macha, Zambia, where uploads fail 75 percent of the time, a smart file sharing system can store data locally when necessary.
The creators of Ushahidi, a crisis mapping platform, have developed hardware that keeps wireless communication going in the midst of chaos.
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.
Berkeley Labs spin-off Points Source Power develops fuel-cell charger for Kenya powered by cookstove fires.
Collecting and analyzing information from simple cell phones can provide surprising insights into how people move about and behave—and even help us understand the spread of diseases.
Fenix International launches Kickstarter campaign to bring $300 off-grid solar charger to U.S. customers while it seeks to expand in Africa.