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Agora Partnerships: "Optimism and Purpose are the World's Most Important Resource"

Recently, I interviewed Ben Powell, Founder and Managing Partner of Agora Partnerships, a global community committed to unleashing the power of entrepreneurs in the developing world to use business as force for positive change. Ben is also the Director of the Agora Venture Fund, a development …

Will we ever... live in underwater cities?

Living below the sea is possible, at least for a short time. So what is stopping us creating colonies to ease over-population, or guard against disasters?<p>Ian Koblick hoped the colourful seaweed samples he brought into class would impress. His marine biology professor at Stanford University …

Artist using 3D Scanning & 3D Printing to mold chocolate

×<p>WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW TODAY?<p>×HINT: Discover popular news by hashtag<p>Close<p>Primary school develops 3D technology skills and enthusiasm<br>4 years …

Here’s what the immersive, 3D computer interface of the future will feel like

We’re at one of those inflection points in the history of technology. Things that have been bouncing around academia and corporate R&D labs for decades have finally become inexpensive enough to bring experiences to consumers that were previously inaccessible. What’s more, a combination of these …

Augmented Reality

Today Marks a Tipping Point in the Evolution of Capitalism

Today is an historic day.<p>Today marks a tipping point in the evolution of capitalism. It marks the coming home of a capitalism that returns business …

AirPano.com • 360° Aerial Panoramas • 360° Virtual Tours Around the World

Our trip to the Victoria waterfall was not an easy one. We had to take several airplane routes, travelled through climatic zones and, as a result, it …

FIFA World Cup

California duo create "world's first 3D-printed architecture"

<b>News:</b> California studio Smith|Allen has completed the world's first architectural structure using standard 3D printers (+ movie + interview).<p>Called …

After Sandy, New York aims to fortify itself against next big storm, climate change

Off a narrow road in a swampy part of Staten Island, Thomas Morello is preparing his two-family home for the next time the water pours in from Lower New York Bay, a quarter-mile or so away.<p>When Hurricane Sandy hit more than eight months ago, inundating but not destroying his converted summer …

The Profits of Good Works

By<p>September 15, 2012<p>A new kind of designation for socially conscious and environmentally friendly companies is helping families align their …

US firms put social values before big profits

<b>Tough decisions are often inevitable if a business wants to make money.</b><p>But in the next few weeks, half a dozen US states are expected to pass legislation that will for the first time protect companies which value their social impact as much as the bottom line.<p>Whether it's buying locally, protecting …

How to Talk to a Conservative about Climate Change

Our climate change debate is stuck in a "left-wing ghetto." That was one provocative conclusion reached during a high-level panel of politicians, …

Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution

<i>Sunflower photo from Shutterstock</i><p>3D printing is one of today’s most exciting emerging technologies – few other developments have as much potential to …

5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts …

Holy Cow: Researchers Discover Plants Can Communicate With Each Other Through the Soil

In James Cameron's <i>Avatar</i>, the lush moon known as Pandora is covered in a "neural network" of roots, enabling the plants to communicate with each …

Botany

Flipboard for Photographers and Photography Lovers

Inside Flipboard / July 16, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Cincinnati Has Become An Unexpected Hub Of Tech Startups

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 500 companies, including Macy's and Procter & Gamble, the metropolitan area also supports a growing community of tech startups through accelerator programs, low business taxes and unemployment, and the connecting power of established companies. In Cincinnati, …

Time to forget your online passwords?

The Heartbleed security bug causing havoc online this week has allowed criminals to access our passwords for common websites for more than two years. Is it time to give up the idea of passwords? As this BBC Future article from last year highlighted, various technologies are poised to replace the …

Climate Change Could Mean 7 Times as Many Hurricane Katrinas

Batten down the hatches, East Coasters: A new study argues that for every one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees F) of global warming, the U.S. Atlantic …

The Battle Over Climate Science

Climate scientists routinely face death threats, hate mail, nuisance lawsuits and political attacks. How much worse can it get?<p>There's no police tape across Michael Mann's office doorway this morning. "Always a good start," he says, juggling a cup of coffee as he slides his key into the lock.<p>Mann, …

Climate change flow chart: How to win any global warming argument.

If you’re exhausted by climate change shouting matches or so flummoxed by confronting scientific ignorance that you suffer in silence, this chart …

Global business leaders need to take the helm in the pursuit of sustainability

If the world were a vessel, would it be the Titanic – destined for catastrophe owing to the arrogance of its proprietors? Or Charles Darwin's Beagle …

German Scientists Create Lithium Ion Battery that Can Charge an Electric Car for 27 Years

Scientists at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemburg (ZSW) have developed one of the most efficient lithium-ion …

Clean Energy

Soft drinks sector promises to put fizz into carbon-cutting efforts

Coalition of 13 UK green groups welcomes 'tentative' progress on plastics, agriculture, and chemicals, but warns of ongoing uncertainty over …