It’s a little slice of Swedish design in England. What would it be like to live in an Ikea world?
Computers use a lot of energy to keep all their parts going, but a new chip from Intel is able to operate with the bare minimum amount of electricity--as much as could be drawn from a postage-stamp sized solar cell or even, yes, a spud.
Education startup Knewton, which learns from students and makes personalized lessons for them, has teamed up with Pearson, one of the country’s major curriculum designers. Together, they’re trying to create a new system where we can measure that students are learning what--and how--is best for them.
New research into just how hot it was on Earth 60 million years ago--and what that heat did to the planet, aren’t a vision of doom for the future. But it should give us some warning about where we’re headed: to a planetary sauna.
Getting a real-time picture of traffic--both auto and pedestrian--is a daunting but necessary task for cities looking to streamline how people get around. A new system uses our ubiquitous cell phones to figure out where things are congested.
A pilot program that launched in the spring pays European anglers if they bring trash back to shore. Six months later, how is the program faring?
ARPA-E is modeled after DARPA and financing one groundbreaking energy innovation after another. Arun Majumdar, the agency’s director, talks about some of the projects it’s funding, from biofuels grown on electrodes to air conditioners that crush current efficiency standards.
Celliant claims their performance wear contain tech that helps increase circulation and convert light into energy. Sound crazy--and maybe it is--but pretty soon "smart textiles" are going to be everywhere.