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Jaime Reguero

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Jaime Reguero Alvarez

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Analytical Scientist - FICO

Jaime Reguero is a young computer scientist and mathematician from Spain, with a Master's degree on artificial intelligence. He has international experience on quality analysis of financial datasets, and renewable energies production modelling. His participation at GENI involves research of energy datasets, and data visualizations development. ... Read more about Jaime Reguero

Maxime Zondlowski

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Maxime Zondlowski

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Consultant - Genentech

Maxime Stephan Zondlowski is a volunteer at the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI). He is an experienced multilingual professional with a strong international background. During his career, he developed strong core skills in data modeling and quantitative research analysis using a broad array of mathematical and statistical methodologies both in academia, where as a Physicist he developed cryogenic micro detectors designed for high energy resolution spectroscopy, but also in various private sectors including Software, Financial Services, and Biotechnology. ... Read more about Maxime Zondlowski

UN, Microsoft launch computer lab for environmental issues

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Shanghaidaily.com
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NAIROBI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Microsoft Research and the UN Environment Program (UNEP) on Tuesday launched open source technology that allows scientists to simulate how all organisms on earth interact in a changing environment.

The technology, Madingley, launched by Microsoft's Computational Science Lab and UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) could help scientists and policy makers will now be able to answer crucial questions previously unanswerable. ... Read more about UN, Microsoft launch computer lab for environmental issues

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Three billion internet users by end of 2014: ITU

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IANS
Three billion internet users by end of 2014: ITU
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And the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally, new figures released by International Telecomuumications Union (ITU) Monday show. Fifityfive percent of these subscriptions are expected to be in the developing world.

"The newly released ICT figures confirm once again that information and communication technologies continue to be the key drivers of the information society," said ITU secretary-general Hamadoun I. Toure. ... Read more about Three billion internet users by end of 2014: ITU

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This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

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Tuan C. Nguyen
Warka Water towers are designed to take advantage of condensation. (Architecture and Vision )
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In some parts of Ethiopia, finding potable water is a six-hour journey.

People in the region spend 40 billion hours a year trying to find and collect water, says a group called the Water Project. And even when they find it, the water is often not safe, collected from ponds or lakes teeming with infectious bacteria, contaminated with animal waste or other harmful substances.  ... Read more about This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

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Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct

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Mark Tran
Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct
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Leigh Cassidy explains how her grain research led to a system which can purify water poisoned by arsenic in Bangladesh

A project to remove arsenic from groundwater in Bangladesh began by accident, when Dr Leigh Cassidy from Aberdeen University was working on technology to treat industrially contaminated water in the UK. ... Read more about Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct

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Future US exports of e-waste may end up in India, UN warns

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Kounteya Sinha
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LONDON: An average American was responsible for generating 29.8 kg of hi-tech trash last year - six times higher than China's per capita figure of 5.4 kg. 
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How technology is transforming emergency preparedness

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IRIN NEWS, Aug 16, 2013
Flooding in Chad. Use of technology to warn of disasters is increasing
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DAKAR, 16 August 2013 (IRIN) - Mobile phone, geographic information systems (GIS), Twitter and other technologies are increasingly being used to warn communities of potential crises and inform them how to prepare, and to help governments and aid agencies predict how emergencies may unfold. 

IRIN looks at some of the ways these innovations are transforming early warning and preparedness. 

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