Issue No. 2 | 2019

News of tomorrow

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25.01.2019 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

How ride-hailing could improve Kenya’s unruly public bus system

Kenya’s ad-hoc matatu bus system has been described as cool and colorful but it is also very chaotic. Now, a slew of app-based, hailing services are testing ways to get customers to destinations with fewer stops, at affordable prices.

Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia

The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, about 100 km south of its data center in the country.

What cities are getting wrong about public transportation

Many Cities around the globe are facing serious traffic problems because there are too many cars on the streets. But they could get more people walking, biking, and riding transit, according to a new report, if they just know where to look for improvement.

Could hi-tech Netherlands-style farming feed the world?

The small, overcrowded, low-lying Netherlands might not sound like the answer to feeding a world whose population is predicted to rise to 9.6 billion people by 2050, but farmers and agronomists there would beg to differ.

Japan is harnessing IoT technology to support its aging population

As developed countries around the world cope with demographic changes, Japan is in a position to lead the way. It has a rapidly greying society and novel approaches to using data and the latest technology to improve the lives of its citizens.

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