To change the media landscape, a new fund called Matter is giving money to media companies that can pair a sustainable business model with a mission of educating and informing.
A city is really just made up of a myriad of micro-cities. To make an entire city smarter, you have to start on these smaller systems first.
We all know BPA is bad, but so are a lot of other chemicals we don’t know too much about. A new service lets companies find out if what they’re selling us might end up being the next BPA--so they can save money before they have to recall everything.
In Vancouver, they’re using a new kind of material on their roads. Not only is it made partially from recycled material, it also takes a lot less energy to install.
College is expensive and time-consuming. With a new project called Professor Direct from the online ed company StraighterLine, you can access just the subjects you want online, and professors can sell their expertise one course at a time.
Know anyone interested in getting complete metrics about their physical well-being? These gifts will make sure they know everything that’s happening to their body (not recommended for hypochondriacs).
Fonderie 47 takes guns off the market in Africa, melts them down, and gives the materials to artists to make jewelry.