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These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

If this is what 7th graders can dream up, it’s hard to figure out why old people are still in charge.<p>This summer, while other seventh graders were playing <i>Minecraft</i>, one small group of middle school students built tiny cities in real life, complete with working smart cars, prototypes of universal …

Urban Planning

This Power Plant In Australia Is The First Ever To Send Energy From Waves Into The Grid

Waves are reliable and powerful. But only now is the world beginning to look at their true potential as a source for renewable energy.<p>Looking off the coast of Garden Island in Western Australia, all you’ll see is the ocean. But under the waves, the world’s first grid-connected power plant is …

Renewable Energy

Transforming Deserts Into Farmland

<b>By Don Willlmott</b><p><i>Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel, and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites.</i><p>The prophet Isaiah once promised that the Lord would make deserts bloom like Eden, but a bunch of Norwegians may actually get the job …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

6 spring break alternatives to help you change the world

Spring break is a time-honored college tradition that isn't complete without the beach, booze and bumming around, right?<p>Not necessarily. If you're …

Innovation

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World’s First Vertical Farms

A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.<p>Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing season …

Urban Agriculture

We Are Wealthy. And Why It Matters.

Recently, there have been numerous reports highlighting the distribution of wealth and income inequality in both America and around the world. The …

DNC Adopts Resolution Calling for 'Right-to-Vote' Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

By Brad Friedman on 2/21/2015, 2:43pm PT<p>[<i>UPDATED to reflect the successful adoption of the resolution.</i>]<p>While Republican state legislatures around the …

The Battle For The Leard Just The Start Of A Much Bigger Movement

‘Extreme’ dissidents are a well-known ingredient in most recipes for social change, and the activists who’ve been cooking up a movement to save the …

Global 'green club' of companies will fight climate change and poverty

One of Britain’s leading environmental entrepreneurs, Jeremy Leggett, is setting up a “club” of companies that will reserve five per cent of their …