Polyurethane seemed like it couldn’t interact with the earth’s normal processes of breaking down and recycling material. That’s just because it hadn’t met the right mushroom yet.
The high-tech gadget is finding fans in an unlikely place: rural farms, where it can be used for everything from training to creating a connection between the farmers and customers in the developed world.
The award-winning apps from this years Cleantech Hackathon do everything from comparing the efficiency of appliances to figuring out which building in your city is the worst polluter.
A new (rather genius) prototype would allow wind turbines to be floating and installed much farther out to sea, keeping down NIMBYism and costs, while giving us a new source of wind power. Meet the WindFlip.
You’re carrying a cell phone right now that’s tracking your movements. Put the data from your phone along with everyone else’s, and you can find out a lot about how humanity operates at a global scale.
After running your blood through an exhaustive number of tests, the new health company will project your future illnesses and give you a plan to stop them. It’s pricey, but so is going to the emergency room.
In the aftermath of the recession, we have the opportunity to truly change the system. From replacing outsourcing with insourcing to untying well-being from GDP, here is what the economy of the future might look like.