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Robot Buses Are Coming To America, To Pave The Way For Driverless Cars

First, a quiet business park. Next, the world.<p>Self-driving buses are coming to America. The Bishop Ranch business park in San Ramon, California will be the first place in the U.S. to use French robo-buses to ferry passengers around.<p>Perhaps the best place for autonomous vehicles to start out is in …

PAVE

Rijken maken meer kans op jobs

Onrechtvaardig, maar waar. Minder capabele mensen uit een hogere klasse vinden gemakkelijker werk dan intelligentere mensen uit een lagere sociale …

Sliding Walls Bring the Outside In

'Tis the season for spending time outside. Backyards, terraces, pools, and other outdoor spaces become great amenities when the weather is warm. But …

Houses

Hoe fabrikanten van elektronica apparaten stuk laten gaan

Fabrikanten van huishoudelijke apparaten kennen talloze trucs om de levensduur van hun producten te beperken. In Duitsland groeit het verzet tegen …

‘Voedseloorlogen door opwarming’

Over vijf tot tien jaar zullen er veldslagen worden uitgevochten over water en voedsel als gevolg van de klimaatverandering, zo zegt voorzitter Jim …

‘Levende batterij’ ontdekt in Noordzee

De zogenaamde levende batterijen zijn lange, draadvormige bacteriën die elektriciteit produceren, en zo de zeebodem laten werken als een …

Innovating to zero!

At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe and …

Atheism 2.0

What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that …

Religion

4 Lessons for Old-School Transport Companies from the Sharing Economy

<i>In December we released our latest report, “</i><b>What the Sharing Economy Means to the Future of Travel</b><i>“, looking at the economic, social, and</i> …

The sharing economy: would you get in a car with a stranger?

Sharing is already estimated to account for 1.3% of Britain's GDP, but can the industry continue to grow without verification, or is it only for risk takers who are happy to trust strangers?<p>When David McGaw, a business consultant in Oakland, CA, needs a cab, he taps in his location on a smartphone …

Awesomely Autonomous Auto

The Uniblock automated vehicle is actually a modular 3-cars-in-1! The clever design splits up to tackle different scenarios. In single car mode, it’s …

The Plan That Could Finally Free New York City From Traffic Congestion

Elon Musk will slash battery costs by 30% with Tesla Gigafactory

Musk's quest for world domination continues.<p>For a moment, pretend you're Elon Musk: mercilessly clever, exorbitantly wealthy, and CEO of Tesla, the world's most successful electric-car company. But you've got big problems on the horizon. Powering those upcoming Model X crossover SUVs and …

Highly Evolved Transport

The BMW Honeycomb concept’s aim is not to reinvent the automobile, rather, it’s to entirely reshape the way we think about urban transportation! …

New Japanese Electric Buses Soon To Be Solar Powered

Though most of the time when you hear about electric buses these days it is because of Chinese manufacturer BYD, others do have contributions to the …

Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop would turn high-speed trains into snail rail

Elon Musk revealed plans for his radical new form of transportation called the Hyperloop today, and yes, it really does look cool.<p>Musk described the capsule as being aluminum that could carry both humans and car-sized vehicles. The tubes would form a loop shape, the long-lengths of which would …

Self-driving cars are coming soon and will revolutionize cities and society

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Steve Jurvetson<p>Designer and engineer Bran Ferren says autonomous vehicles will fundamentally change how cities are …

How to solve traffic jams

It's an unfortunate reality in nearly every major city—road congestion, especially during rush hours. Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just …

Keeping Governments Relevant as the Sharing Economy Grows

Sharing Economy

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Richard Branson

The good news of the decade? We're winning the war against child mortality

Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- and under-reported -- piece of front-page good …

APIs

Let's go all-in on selling sustainability

The big blue buildings of Ikea have sprouted solar panels and wind turbines; inside, shelves are stocked with LED lighting and recycled cotton. Why? …

Architecture at home in its community

When TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta was commissioned to create a multistory shopping mall in Addis Ababa, he panicked. Other centers represented …

No roads? There's a drone for that

A billion people in the world lack access to all-season roads. Could the structure of the internet provide a model for how to reach them? Andreas …

Why buses represent democracy in action

"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this …

How To Measure Social Impact: New Research And Insights

In an interview with Marc J. Epstein, coauthor of the new book titled <i>Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors</i>, we discussed the origins of the book, the role of data collection and analysis in measuring impact, contribution versus attribution, …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design
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