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How an Army of Ocean Farmers Is Starting an Economic Revolution

By Bren Smith<p>I'm a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I've spent many nights in jail. I'm an …

Aquaculture

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Clean Energy

UI/UX Design Glossary. Steps to Usability

Practice shows that structured data is a great way to work optimization and that is one of the reasons why old good stuff like phone directories, …

Around the World in 50 Amazing Gardens

From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.<p>From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

Costa Rica

The Connected Yard is about to make gardening a whole lot smarter

The ‘connected home’ is a concept we’ve heard a lot about over the past few years, but how about the connected yard?<p>At SXSW, Scotts – the company behind gardening brands like Miracle-Gro and Weedol – has been showing off its Gro ‘Connected Yard’ offering that is set to launch in the USA next …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: BMW's car of the future, and more!

What if installing solar panels were as easy as rolling out a carpet? That's the promise of the Roll-Array, a powerful, flexible solar system that can be set up in two minutes flat. Meanwhile, Deltec has launched a line of solar-powered prefab homes that start under $100,000, and we spotted an …

Prefab Homes

11 Really Cool Jobs That Don’t Exist Today, But Will Soon

<i>This piece originally appeared on Monster.com.</i><p>The World Economic Forum recently reported that humanity would be out 7 million jobs by 2020 due to …

France Will Build 1,000 Kilometers Long Solar Panel Roads

The French government has declared arrangements to install photovoltaic sun based boards on 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of a street throughout the …

To Compost or Not to Compost: A Helpful List

Composting keeps waste material out of landfills, avoiding the production of methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). It also eases the burden and extends the life of landfills that are stressed to handle the waste our lifestyles create.<p>With projects like New York …

How Beer Made from Leftover Bread Could Help End Global Food Waste

Toast Ale is the first British beer to be made with bread that would otherwise be sent to landfills. “We want to start a global movement of using bread to make beer,” says creator and food activist Tristram Stuart.<p>When's the last time you picked up a pre-packaged sandwich and found it was made with …

Homebrewing

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, …

Medical Technology

4 Ways the Medical Device Excise Tax is Impacting Medical Sales Jobs | Medical-Sales-Careers

The controversial medical device excise tax – established to help fund healthcare reform – continues to rouse debate. Opponents argue the tax puts an …

The World's First 3D-Printed Titanium Rib Cage Is a Medical Marvel

It sounds like something straight out of a comic book, but after losing his sternum and part of his rib cage to cancer, a 54-year-old Spanish man …

Needle-free blood draw technology to be tested at Utah hospitals

futureGalore/Shutterstock.com<p>By | Posted Nov 14th, 2015 @ 5:26pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah hospital patients can rest easy knowing that in the very …

Visible Patient gets FDA clearance for custom 3D anatomy models, app still to come

Visible Patient, a French company that makes <b>3D models of human organs</b> to assist surgeons, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its VP Planning …

Job listings seemingly confirm Google is working on its own VR hardware

Two weeks ago, a report claimed that Google is forming its own VR division, with Clay Bavor (former VP of Gmail and Drive) in charge of the new focus on virtual reality. Now, two job listings have shown up indicating Google isn’t just really interested in VR as a concept, it wants to build its own …

Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana will be able help you manage your time — here's why she's different than Google

Today, Microsoft announced an upgrade for its Cortana personal digital assistant, coming soon to Windows 10, that helps you manage your time by scanning your calendars and e-mail to set smart alerts and reminders.<p>For instance, if you send an email (or email yourself) promising to send a …

You Won't Recognize the Shampoo Bottle of the Future

It's sleek, streamlined, and missing one key feature.<p>Picture this: It's years from today and you're starting up your morning routine. You climb in the shower, reach for the shampoo bottle and flip up the cap....actually, stop right there. The shampoo bottle of the future has no cap. At least that's …

Shampoo

Your next pair of headphones will change reality

Augmented-reality devices are developing faster and more intelligently than ever, with big brands and start-ups keen to get involved<p>Imagine having a volume button for the world – a selective one, built to “turn down” life’s annoyances – howling babies silenced with a button press; the rumble of …

Augmented Reality

China is building malls of the future that could come to the US soon

High-end, futuristic malls in China and parts of the US are upgrading technology, hoping to attract customers with "smart" shopping centers.<p>"In the US, the malls look exactly the same they did 20 year ago," Deborah Weinswig, executive director at Fung Business Intelligence Centre, said recently in …

Will driverless cars mean the end of auto insurance?

Driverless cars could mean a huge downsizing of the auto insurance industry, as the frequency of accidents declines and liability shifts from the …

The VR arcade of the future will look something like this

I knew I was on solid ground. I knew that no matter if I misstepped, I wouldn't fall hundreds of feet, plummeting to my death in some CG-Egyptian ruin. And yet, I was shaky, desperately reaching out for a handhold to steady myself, unable to calmly place one foot in front of the other as I …

Virtual Reality

New dinosaur species may have been found

Five-and-a-half metre plesiosaur skeleton could be a new species, experts say<p>Paleontologists believe they may have discovered a new species of dinosaur after digging up the remains of a 165 million year old sea creature.<p>The five-and-a-half metre plesiosaur skeleton was found in a quarry in …

Paleontology

Venezuela Celebrates After the Defeat of 'Chavismo'

Convoys of cars honked their horns throughout the night. Dancers moved to salsa beats blearing out of speakers stacked in plazas under the moonlight. …

Nest Thermostats updated for better temperature control and energy efficiency

The heat is on<p>Nest is pushing out a software update that will improve its ability to make small changes to your home's temperature on the fly. This is based on more intelligent algorithms, Nest says, as well as better controls for more advanced heating systems.<p>Most thermostats are what they are …

Scientists have created transparent solar panels that could replace windows

Solar cells integrated into new construction, particularly skyscrapers, are an enticing energy option. However, this effort can be hampered by the …

An economist just explained Venezuela's chronic shortage of toilet paper

Back in 2013, the problem was already so acute that the government was seizing toilet-paper factories.<p>The problem is not that Venezuela is too poor to afford toilet paper. Though the country has experienced serious economic turmoil, as recently as 2013 the per-capita gross domestic product was …

This is the world's first energy grid that harnesses the power of undersea waves

Australian Renewable Energy Agency<p>Harnessing the power of the sea is gaining momentum in Australia.<p>Carnegie Wave Energy, an Australian wave power …

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mental Performance

In life, having just a small edge can make a super colossal difference. Many of us start our work day with an unmotivated, distracted, and foggy …