Buffalo Bicycles--a winner of a recent Chicago Innovation Award--won’t break down for five years, and fits almost anyone: kids going to school, entrepreneurs to bring goods to markets, and health care workers, who visit patients on their bikes. It’s a two-wheeled piece of social change.
Beautiful beaches. Exotic food. Wind turbines and electric cars. Maui--forced to use a lot of renewable energy out of necessity--is now leading the way in using it the most efficiently.
But could it have been? Narrative Science, a company whose algorithm turns data into narrative (and a Chicago Innovation Award winner), is being used more and more to write simple stories quicker and more cheaply than humans. Will robot newspapers cover the the robot revolution?
You may have read Holstee’s manifesto about making a fulfilling and creative life, but you’ve never seen it with so many awesome biking shots.
Scatalogical, but true: A new project to line the outhouses of the developing world could save millions of lives with nothing more fancy than something we’ve all got in the closet.
By disrupting the fashion market, Everlane is taking the bloat out of the fashion industry: never producing more than people want, and not selling clothes for 10 times more than they cost to make.