We brought you a video back at the end of November that showed off Massoud Hassani’s mine-clearing device, the Mine Kafon, based on a wind-powered child’s toy. Now, the Afghan industrial designer has taken the suggestions of a number of our commenters and put the project on Kickstarter. Hassani is looking for £100,000 to make the Kafons and document the process. → Read More
A handful of Ivy League researchers recently came up with a solution to post-conflict landmine location that employs none other than our favorite pocket companion: a smartphone.
As of now, most humanitarians actually willing to go hunt for landmines must listen to audio feedback from a metal detector. This means that volunteers must get a little too close for comfort, potentially costing lives. → Read More