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How a TED Fellow's mobile triage app could save lives around the world

Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring. 2,820 more words

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How to build a real energy revolution in Africa

TED Fellow David Moinina Sengeh explains why he’s bullish about the “microgrid.”

Nearly 70% of the sub-Saharan African population doesn’t have electricity. That’s about 600 million people who are completely off-grid, often paying high prices in cash and health to use diesel generators, kerosene lamps and charcoal fires. 868 more words

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A poem from the future

Editor’s note: This poem kicks off a new “Question Worth Asking” series: “How weird will the future be?” First up: a piece from poet and TED Fellow  1,362 more words

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Are you being tracked? A TED Fellow on how law enforcement follows your movements, and why you should care

Did you know that across the United States, cameras are automatically taking pictures of your car’s license plate as you drive by, recording your plate number and your locations over time? 2,430 more words

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Eye phone: How a TED Fellow's new app could help restore sight to millions

Around 39 million people in the world are affected by blindness — 80% of which could be avoided if people had timely access to diagnosis and proper treatment. 2,632 more words

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