Technology for peace: Facts and figures

By Giorgia Scaturro Giorgia Scaturro examines how phones, drones, satellites and computer games help spot and prevent conflict. Technology has shaped modern warfare for decades. But it can be used to counteract conflicts as much as to ignite them. And this is reflected in recent trends in conflict and peace. According to the Global peace …

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Rubbish can power Africa’s cities

By Laura Owings Energy generated from rubbish could power an estimated 40 million households across Africa by 2025, proposes a study. Using existing data on refuse and urban population growth, the researchers measured the total energy potential of all Africa’s urban solid waste from both incineration and methane produced from landfill sites. Their study was …

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