At Google’s annual science fair, the projects go well beyond making a tornado in a bottle. These impressive kids are doing things like inventing new toilets and giving hearing to the deaf.
Unless you’re doing a lot of scuba diving, you’re probably not thinking too much about what goes on beneath the ocean’s surface. TheBlu, a new interactive virtual marine environment, lets you be one with fish and whales from the comfort of your desk.
Multitasking can be difficult, especially in stressful situations (like, say, flying a plane). Brainput, a new prototype software, senses when you’re having trouble handling tasks and takes over some of them for you until you calm down. Thanks, Brainput.
Sorry to ruin the buzz before the Rio+20 conference, but a new report (from the UN itself) says that all these international agreements about fixing the environment are basically useless, because no one follows them.
The rise of personal analytics is going to bring us much greater clarity on our health decisions. Linda Avey’s new company, Curious, Inc., hopes to help quantify that data and tell us how to lead healthier lives.
City farms are popping up left and right, in the middle of so much concrete. A new book takes you to some of the best and most exciting of the bunch.
The company behind amazing campaigns for Levi’s, GE, and the Climate Reality Project wants to sell you things, sure, but they’re also intent on making only meaningful work.