AfriGadget, the fascinating blog that rounds up inventions and hacks from around the African continent, was just named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites of the year. Founded by TED Fellow Erik Hersman (also one of the brains behind Ushahidi), AfriGadget is a vital — and inspiring — look at creativity and engineering brilliance on a very, very low budget.
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Musings of a male granny: This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids
David Swancott is a retired biology teacher who lives an hour southeast of Bordeaux, France. He spends his free time bicycling, traveling and, for the past two years, being a “Skype Granny.” Swancott is a part of the “Granny Cloud,” a project created by 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra to make teachers available online to mentor children participating […]
At first glance, the image above may look like an artistic tangle of worms. But it is actually a visualization of the words that appear most often in TED Talk descriptions. Each line corresponds to a word, and its snaking movement shows how its frequency of use has changed over time. Mouse over the word […]