Cheryl Mills, the secretary of state’s chief of staff, is spearheading efforts--in Haiti and around the world--to move beyond just giving aid and into facilitating investments in the future.
See all the inspiring videos about the social entrepreneurs of the Unreasonable Institute. Their interesting solutions to issues from microfinance to clean energy to the hunger crisis are all innovative, and the stories of how they develop their businesses have important lessons for everyone.
All that water moving from the reservoir to your house has a lot of wasted potential energy (and takes a lot of electricity to pump). A new startup wants to generate power using our water pressure.
Your most valuable asset may be sitting right above your head. And a solar power company may be eager to pay you for it.
You can use Google to find the fastest route somewhere, or the closest subway. Now you can use it to avoid areas where there might be explosives buried in the ground, too.
Who doesn’t wish that they could skip a laborious doctor’s visit and just get a quick diagnosis over the phone? A new service lets you do just that, and hopes to be the health care service that prevents expensive ER visits for the uninsured.
In the aftermath of the tsunami, a Japanese ad agency convened a collective of more than 20 companies to make a house that would be liveable if the power ever went out again.