Innovation

Back where they belong

Back where they belong

Hossain Abdul Hai from Germany writes about the operations of ‘Shesh Thikana’, a unique initiative that helps families of deceased Bangladeshi expatriates in getting the bodies of their loved ones home to Bangladesh About 10,000 Bangladeshi expatriates live, study and work in Germany. The migration of Bangladeshi people to Germany began since the independence in 1971. Having been in the […]

The power saver

The power saver

Mahfuzul Haque writes about a useful invention that can help in battling the power shortage in the country Power crisis remains one of the pressing problems in Bangladesh affecting daily life of masses and impeding growth of industries, agriculture and many other sectors. Due to the soaring demand, there is always a gap between demand and production of electricity that […]

Magic cardboard

Magic cardboard

Mahfuzul Haque writes about the affordable virtual reality viewer developed by a local team of IT experts You may be an ardent fan of 3D or virtual reality. You may also want to play games or see your pictures in three dimensions through your smart phone. But your phone cannot support such mechanism. This is no longer an impediment because […]

In the hour of need

In the hour of need

Namira Hossain writes about an app through which emergency services are provided to victims for free A few weeks ago there was an incident that occurred in Banani where a woman was travelling in a rickshaw with her two young children. As the rickshaw collided with another vehicle, the woman fell over on one side holding her baby but got […]

Car without an engine

Car without an engine

Mahfuzul Haque writes about a recent car invented by an auto-mechanic from Bogra that runs without fossil fuel and engine  Imagine a car that can run without oil or gas; you may find it strange. It is no longer a figment of the imagination though. An auto mechanic in Bogra has invented a car that will be running without fuel. […]

The efficient burner

The efficient burner

Mahfuzul Haque talks to a duo of engineers from MIST who have invented a mass cooking burner that is 50 per cent more efficient than the traditional star burners in the country Have you ever thought of how much gas you are wasting for mass cooking everyday through your inefficient cooking burner? The traditional star-shaped burner which was last modified […]

Motorcycle for the masses

Motorcycle for the masses

Mahfuzul Haque writes about a power-driven motorcycle made by a young inventor Munna needed to travel by his bicycle regularly from his home to the fish farm, a distance of around 20 kilometres, to help his father. To cross the distance he rode around four hours everyday. The trip left him exhausted and gave little time for other chores. The […]

The drinkable book

The drinkable book

Mahfuzul Haque writes about a book that can filter dirty water It looks like a traditional book, but you can tear out its pages and use them to filter dirty water for drinking later. Each page also contains information on how and why to clean drinking water. Dr Teri Dankovich, a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, […]

Knowledge on the walls

Knowledge on the walls

A newsman has revived the tradition of wallpapers in coastal areas of Bangladesh. Sadiqur Rahman writes If any young individual is asked about wallpapers today, he/she will instantly refer to the background on his/her personal computer. But even during the eighties, wallpapers were originally papers posted on walls, in a bid to freely dissipate information to pedestrians from all walks […]

The green roofs

The green roofs

Mahfuzul Haque looks at how an increasing number of Dhaka dwellers are maintaining gardens in the confined spaces of their homes PHOTOS  by SONY RAMANY On seeing the rows of pots containing various plants, it is hard to believe at first sight that it is a roof of a house in Dhaka. Besides flowers, here you can find various types […]