Photosynq: Plugging into Photosynthesis


The Photosynq platform starts with a Arduino compatible hand-held device which connects to your cell phone and measures fluorescence and absorbance of photosynthetic plants and algae in a non-destructive way. These measurements provide a detailed picture of the health of the plant and are used for plant breeding, improving plant efficiency, and to identify novel […]

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World Water Monitoring Challenge


World Water Monitoring Challenge™ (WWMC) is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local waterbodies. WWMC grew out of the World Water Monitoring Day program in 2012. While an official “day” continues to be […]

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Digital Classrooms


Dr Joshua Drew is a Lecturer and M.A. Program Advisor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology at Columbia University. In 2011 Joshua found a way to combine his two loves; educating young people about marine conservation and the innovative use of social media! Using platforms such as Ning, YouTube and Twitter, Joshua […]

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Atlas of Living Australia


The Atlas of Living Australia was established in 2006 as national digital database for Australia’s flora and fauna, accessible to the public. The information gathered is being used to: Improve our understanding of Australian biodiversity; Assist researchers to build a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity; Assist environmental managers and policy makers develop more effective […]

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The Serval Project


Mobile phone technology can be about more than just texting and playing Angry Birds. There’s a whole field called Mobile Humanitarianism, which focuses on using mobiles for good! One such initiative is called the Serval Project. Founded by Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen, Research Fellow (Rural, Remote and Humanitarian Telecommunications) at Flinders University, the Serval Project’s mission […]

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Circuit Scribe: Draw Circuits Instantly


Circuit Scribe is for Makers, STEM Educators, Artists, Kids, & Life Hackers. No shaking, no squeezing, no goop, no smell, no waiting for ink to dry. Circuit Scribe draws smooth lines with conductive silver ink and allows you to create functioning circuits instantly. Circuit Scribe was made for project based learning. Kids can build circuits […]

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Touch Board


The Touch Board is designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects. Radical Interfaces – The Touch Board uses capacitive sensing to turn any conductive material into an interface. Imagine light switches painted on the wall with Electric Paint, interactive books or hidden sensors that can detect a whole person. The Touch […]

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Primo: programming literacy for children


Primo is a play-set that uses shapes, colours and spacial awareness to teach programming logic through a tactile, warm and magical learning experience. Primo makes an incredibly important, but otherwise uninteresting topic to children, enjoyable and fun. Primo is a play set composed by 3 main items that combined create the Primo play experience: 1. […]

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