Mayan apocalypses aside, there are lots of ways we could screw this up and send humanity on a crash course to extinction. But don’t worry too much, we’re probably fine.
After being flash-frozen and then pulverized into a fine powder, the rubber from tires can be a valuable (but cheap and clean) ingredient in everything from plastics to automobile parts.
In India, Operation Asha and Microsoft researchers are streamlining TB treatment using a fingerprint reader.
The startup takes the power from banks and puts it in the hands of your school’s alumni, who are then extra happy to help you get a job after you graduate so you can pay them back.
In a future where biometrics are measured constantly and interpretation is aided by algorithm, what do we want our health professionals to actually do?
The Mine Kafon is designed to be blown by the wind until it encounters a mine and detonates it.
The design debuted at the government’s Solar Decathalon, but instead of just being a show piece, new versions of it are being installed around Washington by Habitat for Humanity.