Technological advances are having a significant effect on the production, purchase and sale of illegal drugs. The individual efforts of each country are not enough to deal with a vast range of new substances and activities. Controlling illegal activities on the Internet is regarded as extremely difficult and the communication...
What do technologist turned philanthropist Bill Gates and South Korean rap sensation Psy have in common? Both have achieved major accomplishments in the tech world: Psy's is the first video to hit 1 billion YouTube views and Gates was one of the leaders of the personal computer revolution. They're also both taking...
Nature Photonics brought public attention to a report in Lab Chip that claims a regular old DVD player, with a few basic modifications, could provide quick and accurate tests for HIV — and for many other diseases, as well. The technology requires three major modifications. The first is the addition of a new photodiode,...
Entering its 7th year, e-Gov Africa is a series of events created by the CTO to assist African stakeholders in identifying ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of governance through e-enabling. The Forum is acknowledged by all parties, including NEPAD and ITU, as the foremost platform in Sub-Saharan...
Ever wondered how much you can do in 60 seconds? For most people, that is such a short time that the results of work done within that timeframe are negligible. But online, such is enough time fore over 6 million pageviews on Facebook, 1.3 million video views on YouTube, over...
Companies regularly ask Google to censor webpages in its search engine because they are either hosting copyrighted material or link to. Yet many of these systems are automated, meaning they don’t get a final check from human eyes, and mistakes happen.
This article, published as part of our Special Coverage on mHealth was first published in our Print Edition for September 2012. You can obtain a full download here. Accurate bookkeeping is on nobody’s list of heroic acts. But without it, some revolutions are impossible, including the overhaul of a nation’s...
Extreme smartphone use can certainly lead to strained eyes and stiff necks. That’s the bad news. The good news? The mobile device you just can’t live without can also help facilitate better health in new, more convenient ways than ever before. How? The rise of mobile health apps and other tools. There...