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India has the highest number of road fatalities in the world, but, thanks to Rolex Young Laureate Piyush Tewari, accident victims now have a much greater chance of receiving care at the scene – and surviving. Four years of innovative and dedicated advocacy by Rolex Young Laureate Piyush Tewari have culminated in a landmark decision… Read more

Morimoto

The long road to silk revival

May 18, 2016

Almost 30 years ago Japanese silk-weaver Kikuo Morimoto dreamt of reviving Cambodia’s ancient silk-making culture, which was in danger of being lost forever. It has taken decades of hard work, but the Rolex Laureate has succeeded in building an environmentally sustainable cottage industry dedicated to the ancient art. His Rolex Award in 2004 was the… Read more

A touchscreen computer device that connects remote rural patients with city-based cardiac specialists is now on sale. It has the potential to improve the health of tens of thousands of Africans. Arthur Zang’s dream of bringing state-of-the-art cardiac medicine to remote regions of Cameroon is fast becoming a reality. The Cardio Pad, the revolutionary electronic… Read more

American archaeologist and anthropologist Anabel Ford has spent four decades studying the Maya civilization, principally at El Pilar, the ancient city she discovered on the border of today’s Belize and Guatemala. She also carries out research on Maya culture, which she describes as “one of the world’s greatest civilizations”, at the University of California, Santa… Read more

In the middle of the 20th century vultures were facing extinction in Europe’s mountainous regions, their natural habitat for two million years. A mixture of fear and ignorance had made these unjustly maligned birds a target for hunters. Frenchman Michel Terrasse, now aged 77, has spent much of his life working to reverse the birds’… Read more