Companies are becoming better equipped than nonprofits to drive societal change, and the companies that drive that change do better than those that don’t. Welcome to the new model for the business world.
The same kind of battery that’s powering your laptop is what powers electric cars. That doesn’t make much sense, so scientists are hard at work on next-gen batteries that will make fears of running out of charge a thing of the past.
Or is it? The dream of a rope that pulls us into space has been alive for more than 100 years. A new company says it’s close to making it work, but plenty of others have tried and failed. Is the space elevator at our floor yet?
Covet your neighbor’s car? You might get a chance to get behind the wheel, as RelayRides has expanded nationwide, potentially taking the idea of all of us sharing cars to a new level of popularity.
A year after the disaster in Japan, American fears about our own reactors have dissipated. Should they have? See if you would be safe if the unthinkable happened here.
High-tech gear can be indispensable in getting pictures and stories of the horrors happening in Syria out of the locked-down country, but it’s a double-edged sword: The powerful Syrian military also knows how to use tech to hunt journalists down, and silence them.
The Prince of Wales, himself a long-time farmer, argues against the fallacy that truly sustainable farming isn’t feasible in "the real world."