China is planning a building explosion of dense, sustainable suburbs, connected to its megacities by public transit. Can these "prototype cities" alter the course of the country’s unsustainable development?
A new source for biodiesel is making its debut at some San Francisco gas stations. Will algae be able to prove itself as a fuel alternative?
We can learn a lot from nature, but first we have to learn how to do that. A whole host of programs--from grade school to graduate school--are now teaching the art of biomimicry.
It’s a pretty precious resource, considering that we need it to live. But do we actually care enough to change our behavior to make sure we have it in the future?
To launch a series on the most generous people in business, we’re first looking at those who use the Internet to help draw attention and support to those in need.
Using techniques borrowed from how whales hunt, a new underwater exploration device can scan vast areas of the ocean and tell us about ecosystems of which we have hardly any understanding.
Snail Mail My Email, a web project that transcribed electric communication into real old-fashioned letters, took off last summer. Now there is a book of the work--and a short resurrection.