Less than one cent will get you 250ml of clean water from this water ‘ATM’

What happens in a society where people can access water the way money is accessed through an ATM? According to this startup from Lucknow, something like that would considerably reduce our collective carbon footprint. Decentrik Technologies has developed a mobile water ‘ATM’ called Waah, through which people can drink up to 250 ml of water for just ₹2.…

One of these 5 student ideas for refugee tech will win A $1 million prize

This year’s Hult Prize is looking for “sustainable and scalable, for-good, for-profit enterprises” to help refugees around the world. Meet the five finalists. There are many reasons for student-entrepreneurs to enter this year’s Hult Prize, including the $1 million check (the most of any social good innovation contest anywhere), and the chance of standing on stage…

Teacher wins $1M global prize

A Canadian woman has won a global teaching prize worth $1 million US for her work in Salluit, an Inuit community in northern Quebec. ​Maggie MacDonnell, who grew up in Nova Scotia, beat out 20,000 other nominees for the 2017 Global Teaching Prize, which has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. The prize,…