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A Cinematic Stroll Through Toronto At Night

Urban photographer Bora takes us on a tour of his hometown in the enigmatic series Toronto at Night: a collection of cinematic neon-infused images …

After You Finish Your Drink, You Can Eat This New Edible Straw

And if you don’t eat it, it can go in the compost–or just dissolve in the ocean.<p>One hundred and fifty years ago, if you drank a mint julep with a straw, it was an actual straw, made of ryegrass. Then came the paper straw–to solve the problem that ryegrass tended to become mushy and ruin a drink–and …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

This Massive E-Commerce Brand Is Going Zero Waste -- And It's Working

Thrive Market, an LA-based e-commerce company, focused on getting healthy foods to customers across America at cost-effective prices, is going zero-waste. But can a company of its size and its nature, really get rid of all its waste?<p>Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gunnar Lovelace, chatted with …

This is the smartest robotics company in the world (and soon to be one of the most important)

Forget "the revolution." Adoption of robots will only happen when startups team up with legacy heavyweights.<p>Sarcos Robotics, a Salt Lake City-based …

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

How ‘Organs on a Chip’ Will Revolutionize Medicine

Magazine<p>Scientists can now do research on live human organs without petri dishes or animal testing.<p>Before, it was inconceivable: risk-free biomedical testing on living human organs. But new “organs-on-chips” technology is emulating the liver, brain, lungs, intestines, and more on a chip the size of …

Microscopes

In The Future, You Could Eat This Edible Goo You Grow In Your Kitchen

This “bioreactor” is a concept design for a new kind of food production–where we just grow the nutritious cells, not the whole plant or animal.<p>While he worked in a lab as a PhD student, growing cells from berry plants that would later be used in pharmaceuticals or cosmetic manufacturing, Finnish …

Concept Design

This Three-Story Tiny House Fits In The Footprint Of A Parking Space

With a floor for working, another for sleeping, and a greenhouse on the top, the Tikku house is designed to replace a city’s parking spots with living space.<p>In Helsinki, like many cities, there isn’t enough housing to keep up with demand. Some people blame a lack of land to build new housing, but …

Small Spaces

Tesla Truck Will Be Unveiled This Month — New Teaser Image And Invites Have Been Released!

Tesla is getting ready to unveil the “Tesla Truck,” a long-range hauler that’s powered by electricity<i>. Electrek</i> reports that invitations to the …

Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering

It seems there’s nothing but bad news out there lately, but here’s some good news — the nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a new fund called the Conscious Accelerator to combat loneliness, purposelessness, fear and anger spreading throughout the world though …

Social Media

STRATA – Furniture that changes to fit your life

Matthieu Leroy is building a circular business model based startup, called <b>STRATA</b>, after 8 years working for Inter IKEA Systems B.V. (the last two …

Why Cities Are Working With Businesses to Fight Food Waste

In Nashville and New York, officials are leveraging relationships with companies and nonprofits to get smarter about food usage and disposal.<p>American cities have a trash problem: there’s too much of it, and not enough places to put it. Even Nashville, which stores its waste in nearby Rutherford …

Toyota is eyeing airless tires for its future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass adoption in the automotive sector.<p>If Toyota has its way, future electric cars from the company will run airless tires to help offset …

Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops at the same time

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional …

Elon Musk made a secret appearance to elite US Marines and gave a stirring speech

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a welcomed appearance at the 1st Marine Raider Battalion Ball and delivered a sobering speech that took many US Marines by surprise last Friday.<p>The 1st Marine Raider Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California, is comprised of elite Marines under the command of Marine Corps …

Postcards From The Future Show What London Will Look Like After Climate Change

Rising sea levels have turned London into Venice. Buckingham Palace is surrounded by slums that house climate refugees. This is what the future could hold.<p>What will the world’s biggest cities look like as climate change progresses? In a series called <i>Postcards from the Future</i>, U.K. artists Robert …

Amazon's barrage of new gadgets shows why it's the most dangerous and relentless company in tech

It's a sign of Amazon's relentless pace — already this year, it has launched the Echo Look (a voice-controlled camera) and the Echo Show (a voice-controlled tablet/video-phone), both of which constituted major new product categories.<p>The obvious question among the shell-shocked observers of Amazon's …