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

The Science of Smart Cities, a free four-week class at NYU Polytechnic’s School of Engineering, teaches local New York students how to build …

Middle School

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 …

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 …

Quantum Physics

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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 …

Our Universities Are Not Teaching Innovation

<i>We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.</i> — H. G. Wells<p>Our system of higher education is out of …

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

But the town is about to become home to one of the only vertical farms in the world. On a thin slice of vacant land next to a parking lot, a startup …

Farming

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 Meaning of Art? It’s Complicated

In Paris, a new show aims to encapsulate what art means, with digital technology, fashion, photography, and science—but is it convincing?<p>What …

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 …