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Anatomy of A Cannes Contender: A “Drinkable Book” Delivers Clean Water In A New Form

Brian Gartside, graphic designer at DDB NY talks about the combination of tech and creativity that resulted in a drinkable book.<p>With 3.4 million deaths each year from waterborne disease, access to clean water is one of the globe’s most pervasive problems. It’s also one of the most difficult to …

E.coli

The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code

Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that …

This Pop-Up Solar Power Station Can Be Installed Instantly Anywhere In The World

Push a button, and poof, you have electricity.<p>At the push of a button, this shipping container instantly transforms into a pop-up solar power station: Hidden solar panels slide out of drawers on each side and start immediately start generating energy wherever they’re needed, whether for disaster …

Clean Energy

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The Computer That Knows How You Really Feel

After 19 years of research, an Israeli company has created emotionally intelligent software that could help humans understand much more about themselves and each other.<p>Artificial intelligence is learning how to improve its emotional IQ.<p>Open an app called Moodies, created by Israeli company Beyond …

North Korea

Iraq's al-Maliki extends overtures to rivals

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces and Sunni militants battled fiercely for control of the nation's largest oil refinery on Wednesday as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki went on a diplomatic offensive, reaching out in a televised address to try to regain support from the nation's disaffected Sunnis and …

Christiane Amanpour: This Might Be 'The End of Iraq as We Know It'

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international …

Christiane Amanpour

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements<p>A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the …

Superhydrophobia: Breakthroughs in Next-Level Waterproofing

Water might be good for our bodies, but it's terrible for our <i>stuff.</i> Our smartphones, the walls in our home, the precious documents we're …

Are You Ready? Here Are The Top 10 Skills For The Future

As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is …

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive

You know that scene in the film <i>Contact</i> where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic …

Morality pills: reality or science fiction?

The complexities of ethics and the brain make it difficult for scientists to develop a pill to enhance human morals<p>Could we create a "morality pill"? Once the stuff of science fiction, recent studies in neuroscience have shown that brain chemicals can subtly influence some aspects of moral …

Dutch Scientists Just Shattered Our Conception Of How Information Will Travel In The Future

There's a lot going on in that idea, so let's break it down.<p>The rules for the subatomic world are totally unlike the rules for our macroscopic world. A particle can be in multiple places at the same time, and can even disappear on one side of a barrier and reappear on the other side without …

Quantum Mechanics