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World’s largest indoor vertical farm will produce 2 million pounds of soil-free food in Newark

1/7<p>AeroFarm Newark Vertical Farm<p>A new $30 million deal will soon make New Jersey’s largest city home to the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. …

Ford's smart e-bicycles point the way with vibrating handlebars

BARCELONA — Bicycle enthusiasts who are also gadget lovers got their fix of excitement Monday at Mobile World Congress, as Ford brought a pair of …

How One Company Convinced Anthony Bourdain To Shill As It Rebrands Scotch

William Grant & Sons would like to work its way into the hearts and liquor cabinets of younger customers. Cheeky bar spoons included.<p>Anthony Bourdain shills for no brand.<p>As a renegade from the culinary establishment and a critic of the food industry, brand partnerships go against his whole ethos. …

Scotch Whisky

What Tinder Did For Dating, Tableau Wants To Do For Spreadsheets

One of Pixar’s founding employees and the ex-CTO of Lucasfilm have a new mission: Reinventing data analysis for the masses.<p>You may not have heard of Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps Fortune 500 companies make sense of their massive spreadsheets. You may not even care about …

Walkable Cities? Rooftoppers Want Climbable Cities

“The city for the people!” is the familiar rallying cry of the reformist architect - but which people, exactly? That’s the question at the heart of …

How Paul Rand Pioneered The Era Of Design-Led Business

The graphic design legend convinced businesses to put design first. Here’s how.<p>We live in an era that acknowledges the business value of good design. Research proves it. But it wasn’t always so. <i>Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand</i>, a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, reveals …

Kickstarter’s ‘Zach Braff’ problem gets worse with the Pebble Time

Ikea Acknowledges It Forgot The Internet

As growth slows, Ikea’s executives admit it’s time to go online.<p>If you’ve ever found Ikea’s website too clunky, or its $99 truck delivery highway robbery next to Overstock or Amazon Prime, you aren’t alone. Once a retail revolution, Ikea’s pine- and umlaut-laden megastores have begun to see their …

Watch How DSLR Shutters Work in 10,000FPS Super Slow Motion

If you want to see the mechanics of how a modern DSLR shutter works, one way to do so is through slow-motion captured with a high-speed camera. …

A 3-D Visualization Engine For Reimagining Cities

The step forward with 3-D planning software like CityEngine, a sophisticated tool from the GIS giant Esri, is the ability to conceive the urban …

Urban Design

How did an American woman become queen of British VCs?

Eileen Burbidge, one of London’s most influential venture capitalists, is an American who built her career by going against convention. A software …

Young, Broke And Creditworthy

After graduating from Princeton in 2003, Louis Beryl took a job in New York City trading energy derivatives. While his new employer, Morgan Stanley, promised to reimburse his relocation expenses, he needed $8,000 to front the costs of the move–not the sort of thing a 22-year-old with little credit …

The Millennial Customer Has $200 Billion To Spend (But Wants A New Style Of Customer Service)

Here’s the story you already know. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen return from World War II to the embrace of millions of riveting Rosies, apparently <i>very</i> riveting, judging by the fruitful output of these couples during the postwar decades: 2.4 children per couple, the biggest generation …

Customer Service

GIF-iti artist takes mindblowing street art to next level

INSA, the innovative GIF-iti artist who has already blown our tiny minds with pieces painted on street walls and converted into animated GIFs, has …

Holtzbrinck Ventures Closes $331M Fund To Back More Consumer And E-Commerce Startups

One of the more prolific VCs in Europe with close ties to e-commerce startup factory Rocket Internet has closed another fund — its biggest yet — to back more consumer internet businesses in the region and beyond, with an emphasis on e-commerce. Holtzbrinck Ventures has raised €285 million ($331 …

Venture Capital

The best cornbread recipe

The most delicious cornbread, coated in melted butter and honey, from The Lockhart, the southern American restaurant in London<p>This recipe was given to me by Brad McDonald, the chef at <b>The Lockhart restaurant</b> in London. It deserves all the acclaim it gets – I will never again make cornbread any other …

Recipes

Pork chops with a coffee marinade, and sweet-potato hash recipe

A coffee and molasses brine gives pork chops a delicious depth of flavour. Fry them simply with easy potato hash<p><b>SERVES</b> <br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>6 tbsp molasses sugar<br>30g (1oz) sea-salt flakes<br>1 litre (1¾ pints) freshly brewed coffee<br>4 big pork chops, about 250g (9oz) each<br>1½ tbsp rendered pork fat or oil, for frying<p>…

Smart Cities Lead To Smarter Citizens

The vibrant city of Shanghai, China, was certainly an appropriate venue to host the recent Smart City China Expo & Congress, the most influential smart city forum in China. Sponsored by the China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, smart city experts joined representatives from nearly …

Hundreds Of Uncharted Cities Will Get Maps Thanks To Crowdsourcing

A huge number of cities around the world remain unmapped. The Missing Maps Project wants to crowdsource digital maps of the entire globe.<p>Despite massive advances in cartographic technology over the past decade, a huge number of large cities around the world remain digitally uncharted territories. …

Solar-Powered Glowing Bicycle Path In Netherlands Inspired By Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a beautiful and innovative glowing bike path that, when illuminated at night by glowing …

Innovation

At MoMA, How 'Tactical Urbanism' Can Preserve the Future of Cities

As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."<p>In the overcast light of a Mumbai slum, six men surround a rectangular frame that has been set on the ground. It is hoisted …

How Copenhagen Is Using LEDs To Create A Smarter City

The Danish capital is using a network of LEDs to do everything from direct cyclists to reduce truck drivers’ fuel consumption.<p>In Copenhagen, a wireless network of flashing green LED lights waves cyclists on, helping them ride through traffic signals without getting stuck at a red light. Traffic …

Smart Cities

Pentagram’s Abbott Miller: “Branding Has Become Oppressive”

We talk to Miller on the occasion of his first monograph about his work habits, seductive books, and logo haterade.<p>“I hate logos,” Abbott Miller confesses in <i>Design and Content</i>, a new monograph on his graphic design work, which includes plenty of logos. “…[E]veryone gets obsessed with the logo when …

How I Built My First Electric Bike

One day I became fed up with all of my excuses for driving to work every day. During the summer I would ride my bike, but it would come in waves without any consistency. There is one huge hill climb to get to my work that is quite daunting, and is the main reason why most people take a vehicle, …

The subliminal power of city fonts

The electronics company Philips was to the Dutch city of Eindhoven what Rolls Royce is to Derby, or Mercedes to Stuttgart. It was founded there, and grew to become the biggest employer. But when from the 1980s on Philips began to shift its operations out of Eindhoven, culminating with the move of …

How To Build A huge Macro Tube for $5

Have you ever looked inside a macro tube to examine the optics there? haha. No optics, it is just a big tube filled with air.* This is why it is an …

DJI's Inspire 1 hand-held gimbal brings its flying camera down to earth

DJI is perhaps best known for its drones. The company also makes some pretty sweet photography gear. Often, these two skill sets meet in perfect harmony -- like the 4K camera-toting Inspire 1 video drone. DJI thought it was a shame to keep that new camera limited to aerial photography though, so …

The Startup Revolution Is About To Surge Again

in a new book, Coca-Cola’s VP of innovation discovers what’s needed for the next wave of entrepreneurial growth.<p>I grew up surfing. Even if the closest you’ve ever come to surfing is watching <i>The Endless Summer</i> or <i>Blue Crush</i> with a bag of popcorn, you probably understand that surfing is all about …