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A Different Kind of Rally

Rally for Rivers or more specific Cauvery Calling is a campaign with a supporting action plan created by a non-profit organization in India. Its goal is to reverse the depletion of Indian rivers while saving the countries food and water supply for future generations. At the same time it provides an applicable approach for many other countries facing similar issues if succesful. more

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OS Lab @ Mobility Congress at Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Everything is on the move. People, goods and data are constantly in flux. Our societies are built on the bedrock of mobility subscribing to the ability to be flexible in time and space with utmost significance. How can the change towards more sustainable mobility that unites economic with ecological approaches be designed? That was one of the key questions asked at the Congress 'mobility more

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Roundtable & Get Together – Zero Emission Cities

On April 24th, 2019 we held our second Roundtable with a fantastic group of experts at the Open Source Lab in Berlin followed by our Get Together Event. Focusing on the question 'What emerges in the overlap of Zero Emission Cities and an Open Source Approach' we discussed possible future concepts of mobility with special regard towards data usage, literacy and ofcourse sovereignty. more

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Everything Solar-Powered – And Accessible​

Let the sun shine down on … the Solarkiosk. Sustainable energy provision is regarded as one of the key cornerstones for the future growth of especially rural communities in developing countries. Just think about services like healthcare, sanitation or education - all rely on energy supply to run the equipment. While there is some form of access for metropolitan areas like Cape Town or Dakar more

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BBCs Data Offensive

Big Data, small Data, transparent or exclusive. Data is everywhere. It is the currency by which the biggest companies in the world run. Well, in fact, it is the currency by which the world operates from IT to municipal. But there is an imbalance between the creators of data and the ones making a profit from it. And this is why topics of data sovereignty and data literacy are on the rise - more

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IOTA – Block the Chain

The Internet of things (IoT) is a thing. Every aspect of life is touched with the magical tech of network sensors. Physical objects - like clothing, cars and coffee makers - turn into smart devices that allow for remote monitoring and control as well as communication amongst those devices. Intel predicts 200 billion things being connected through the internet by 2020, which would be 25 times more

Technology
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“Does the sun shine on me”, asks the road?

Solar roads are critically reviewed in regards to their actual capacity to generate energy and provide safe usage. They are expensive comparably and haven't been tested on a large scale yet. But there is always a but. And it starts with SOLMOVE a Berlin-based company that recently covered parts of a bicycle lane with those hardened glass panels. more