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People Fixing the World
People Fixing the World
BBC World Service

Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they... more

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Episodes

The tiny satellites changing how we see Earth

CubeSats are small but mighty. They started as an educational toy in 1999, but now help people tackle issues from... more

23 Nov 2021 · 23 minutes
The 15-minute city

Everything you need on your doorstep: a radical plan to improve our cities. ... more

16 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes
COP26: The tech helping you to help the planet

Climate change is set to alter our planet and human beings need to change the way we live and work.... more

09 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes
Ways to save the planet: Ancient solutions

Sixteen percent of greenhouse gas emissions could be saved by using biochar, a simple fertilising technique adopted by tribes in... more

02 Nov 2021 · 23 minutes
How to spot fake drugs with a mobile phone

Fake medicines are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide each year. But inventors around the world are coming... more

26 Oct 2021 · 23 minutes
Talking signs, amazing peas and planes mapping fires

Signs that connect to a mobile phone app, which then reads the information out loud, are appearing in some cities.... more

19 Oct 2021 · 23 minutes
Can computer games improve mental health?

Apart of Me is a computer game that has been designed to help young people process grief. It’s part of... more

12 Oct 2021 · 25 minutes
Robots on the beat

Police forces in the US are turning to futuristic technology to tackle a rise in violent crime and murder across... more

05 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
Helping animals cross the road and other obstacles

Irrigation pipes have been designed to double as mid-air walkways to help slow lorises cross open farmland in Indonesia; and... more

28 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
Saving mums and their unborn babies

Women in a village in Northern Nigeria have come up with an emergency transport scheme that is saving lives. They... more

21 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
People Fixing the World
The tiny satellites changing how we see Earth
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