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Gravity Light Set to Illuminate the Developing World

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February 5, 2013
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A British company is offering a safe and efficient alternative to the dangerous kerosene lamps that are in wide use throughout the developing world. Called "Gravity light" the electric-powered device costs just five dollars, using the force of gravity to keep the lite switched on.


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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 25, 2014) — Researchers in the United States are developing technology that will enable screens to adjust to a users vision. By combining algorithms that finely tune light with a pinhole film that bends it, the scientists hope the screens could make eye glasses and contact lenses unnecessary for viewing a display. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact-Checks Science of 'Gravity'

Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact-Checks Science of 'Gravity'

Newsy (Oct. 7, 2013) — Neil deGrasse Tyson fact-checks 'Gravity' and shares his criticisms on Twitter.
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'Gravity' Takes Off Thanks to London CGI Wizardry

'Gravity' Takes Off Thanks to London CGI Wizardry

AFP (Feb. 9, 2014) — The film "Gravity", starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is one of the favorites for this year's Oscars, not least for its special effects. But it was in a London basement, not Hollywood, that the visual magic was made. Video provided by AFP
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Climate: Colombia Green Transport

Climate: Colombia Green Transport

Deutsche Welle (July 29, 2013) — The TransMilenio express bus network in Bogot is considered a model for many megacities in developing countries: commuters fill up the free buses, and bus lanes and bicycle paths take the place of car-filled streets. They're almost as effective as an underground railway system, but cost only a fraction to operate. CO2 emissions from passenger and goods traffic are rising steeply in developing countries. Colombia is trying out various projects to curb that growth.
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