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US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 1)

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US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 2)

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The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

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Trump has already quit the Paris climate deal - just not publicly

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The Ice Memory Project: A treasure trove for future scientists

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2013-12-31

Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University

On the sidelines of The World Innovation Summit for Health that took place recently in Doha, Olivia Salazar Winspear met Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University.

 

Mobile phones have spread across the globe, becoming maybe the most evenly distributed technology among people, whether they come from developing or Western countries. That’s why Deborah Estrin has chosen to work on mobile technology, in order to help people and doctors collect and analyse health-related data. She tells us more.
 

 

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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