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Homeowner Devises Masterfully Passive-Aggressive Way To Shame People Who Don't Pick Up Their Dogs' Poop

​Tired of people leaving their dogs' poop on your curb? Willing to go through the effort of installing a security camera and making laminated signs? …

Pets

How One Kid Stopped the Contamination of a River

To halt the illegal flow of raw sewage into Nova Scotia’s LaHave River, it took a determined 11-year-old with water samples and a Facebook page.<p>Stella Bowles was 11 years old when she first donned her rubber boots to test for water contamination in the LaHave River, which runs beside her home on …

Nova Scotia

An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.

Election hackers have spent years trying to bring attention to flaws in election equipment. But with the world finally watching at DEFCON, the …

Florida

Native Tribes Are Taking Fire Control Into Their Own Hands

Sometimes Vikki Preston is inching her way through the forest when she comes across a grove of tan oak trees that feels special. The plants are …

Forests

Inside Magic Leap’s Quest To Remake Itself As An Ordinary Company (With a Real Product)

In retrospect, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz realizes that all the hype was a big mistake. “I think we were arrogant,” he says.<p>It’s nearly 11 pm on a …

Augmented Reality

Tech’s Military Dilemma

On April 3, President Donald Trump sat down to a private dinner with some close associates, including Peter Thiel, his most loyal supporter in …

National Security

The next major innovation in batteries might be here

Lithium-ion batteries were first introduced to the public in a Sony camcorder in 1991. Then they revolutionized our lives. The versatile batteries now power everything from tiny medical implants and smartphones to forklifts and expensive electric cars. And yet, lithium-ion technology still isn’t …

Clean Energy

Over the Acid Rainbow

I.<p>Not long after the last presidential election, a meme started circulating among advocates of psychedelics. Someone had given Donald Trump a thick, …

Consciousness

Facebook Wanted Us to Kill This Investigative Tool

Last year, we launched an investigation into how Facebook’s People You May Know tool makes its creepily accurate recommendations. By November, we had …

Social Media

The Viral Video Star Behind the Fitness Fad That May Replace CrossFit

Ido Portal teaches famous athletes how to use their bodies in entirely new ways. But is it all snake oil?<p>“Bro, what kind of <i>muscles</i> you have?” asks Ido Portal in a short video introducing his philosophy. He’s barefoot and shirtless, his long hair pulled back as he tumbles across the frame and does …

Martial Arts

Armed Trump Supporters March on Portland, Beating Up Opponents and Calling for Hillary Clinton’s Arrest

Led by a fringe Republican candidate, hundreds of far-right militants swarmed into Portland, Oregon to fight ‘evil leftists.’ Cops seemed more …

Rights & Freedoms

There’s a virus in Trumpland

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It is a truism that the people who attend a rally for President Trump more than two years before he’s on the ballot again are generally strong supporters of President Trump. Especially when those supporters are willing to wait hours in thick humidity in a treeless parking lot …

Donald Trump

On People Who Take A Small Dose Of Hallucinogens With Their Morning Coffee

The microdosing community claims that a monthly, weekly or even daily consumption of small amounts of psychedelics is life-improving with little to …

Wildfires

Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

The retail war is expanding to cloud computing, grocery delivery, and streaming video<p>Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has …

eCommerce

The 5 Best Places to Live in 2100

It’s a Saturday night in August and another electric and endless Arctic sunset has cast the city of Iqaluit in gold. Downtown, on Niaqunngusiariaq …

Global Warming

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Carbon Dioxide

Why the Next Silicon Valley Will Probably Be Outside the U.S.

The biggest challenges to the Bay Area’s dominance in tech will likely come from overseas.<p>The San Francisco Bay Area remains the world’s leading hub of startups, but cities outside of America are making considerable gains, according to a new report by CB Insights, one of the leading trackers of …

Silicon Valley

Bird’s electric scooters are going international

Electric scooter startup Bird, the one worth $2 billion, is going international. This does not come as a surprise, given TechCrunch’s June report that Bird was looking to expand to Europe. Today, Bird is launching a pilot program in Paris to see how the electric scooter service operates in a city …

Tel Aviv

What the Movement to Abolish ICE Looks Like on the Ground

As longstanding calls from activists to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement have gained steam in the wake of the family separation crisis, …

Rights & Freedoms

Laurene Powell Jobs is investing in media, education, sports and more. What does she want? - The Washington Post

Laurene Powell Jobs — like the inventors and disrupters who were all around her — was thinking big. It was 2004, and she was an East Coast transplant — sprung from a cage in West Milford, N.J., as her musical idol Bruce Springsteen might put it — acclimating to the audacious sense of possibility …

Silicon Valley

World Toilet Organization campaign seeks to turn Black Friday brown

Although the UN-sanctioned day of commode observance has passed, the folks at the World Toilet Organization have declared this coming Friday as Brown …

Google Street View

The Big Necessity

In the early twenty-first century, when surgery can be done microscopically and human achievement seems limitless, 2.6 billion people lack the most …

Public Health

Resilience Games

Humble Pile

Humble Pile<p>(An urban nutrient recovery project)<p>Humble Pile is a project that invokes collective action on soil, food, and water issues. Consider that …

We create regenerative urban environments

Soil Systems<p>By trialing these community-based, soil making research models in different cities, Social Ecologies hopes to reinvigorate the dialogue …

Habitats

Hi, I'm Sahas

<b>Schooling</b><p>Arizona State University<p>Fall 2017<p>Bachelors<p>New American Scholar at ASU<br>• Computer Science Major<br>• Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Dean's List …

Raspberry Pi

Biogas at Home- Cheap and Easy

"The Giving Tree" Power Carved Log Bench<p>Modern Shop Stool From Two 2×4s<p>Wooden Magic 8-Ball<p>PVC Class<p>Does it require any another chemical to add on it …

Biogas

Tools/Supergas installation

The first public presentation of the biogas project took place at Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. The presentation was thought as a tool it …

Biogas

Tools/Supergas

<b>1997 Tanzania - The First Test</b><p>In August 1997, SUPERFLEX installed and tested the first <i>Supergas</i> biogas system. The experiment was carried out at a …

Prototypes

Designing the largest organic biogas plant in Denmark

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:58 PM<p>Renew Energy, in collaboration with Hans Jørgensen & Søn, will construct the largest organic biogas plant in …

Biogas