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Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Energy

Trade Misinvoicing « Global Financial Integrity

Trade misinvoicing is a method for moving money illicitly across borders which involves deliberately misreporting the value of a commercial …

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development …

World Economy

Why Energy May Soon Be Free Thanks to Solar, Wind, Storage and Big Data

Google and Apple both have licences to trade energy while Microsoft has been busy developing new technology Paying for energy could soon become a …

How “open source” seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that NASA astronauts grew and ate in space. For nearly 20 years, Morton’s work was limited only by his imagination …

Open Source Seed Initiative

Today, only a handful of companies account for most of the world’s commercial breeding and seed sales. Increasingly, patenting and restrictive …

Hungry? Here Are 4 Healthy Snacks So Yummy You'll Forget They're Good for You

Healthy snacks that are tasty and low in sugar are fairly hard to come by. Packaged varieties might have convenience going for them, but their hidden …

Food

Products - SocialCode

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your business objectives.<p>By combining the industry’s most innovative social advertising expertise with …

Social Customer Service

America’s youth are suing the government over climate change, and President Obama needs to react

These lawsuits could offer a ray of hope for climate change proponents<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>At a time when humanity must reverse course before plunging over a climate cliff, the American public has elected a president who seems to have …

Local Motors unveils 3D printed autonomous car with drone

Engineers from Local Motors have recently found a way to utilize a self-driving car, a 3D printer and a drone, all together in one amazing machine.<p>Working directly with Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, the engineers have produced a 3D printed, autonomous vehicle that comes equipped with its own 3D …

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

An 18th-century painting showing an indigenous woman with her Spanish husband and their child, and a plaque that says 'From a Spaniard and an Indian is produced a mestizo.' Wikimedia Commons<p>Juan Manuel Casal, <i>University of Montevideo</i><p>Any notion that the United States had become "post-racial" ended …

Africa Finds Power Off the Grid - MIT Technology Review

For most residents of rural sub-Saharan Africa, sunset means a world of darkness.<p>But recently those in areas without electricity are taking advantage …

Africa

The years of calm are over. In Donald Trump we’ll have a child at the White House

It seemed too soon, and the metaphor was too crude. In the third week of November, less than two weeks after the election, they were already erecting some new structure across the street from the White House. They had fenced off most of Pennsylvania Avenue. Visitors wanting to take pictures of the …

Donald Trump

Vintage Volkswagen bus converted into solar electric camper

Impressive DIY right here<p>Today’s camper vans run the gamut, from the amphibious, to the luxurious, to the totally tricked out. A impressive new project from electric vehicle wizard Brett Belen shows how they can be super sustainable, too.<p>Belen, who’s previously created an electric golf cart and …

10 World Renowned Meditation Tech Experts Share What's Next In 2017

Exactly one year ago I went silent for ten days to challenge myself and learn meditation. Since then I’ve been practicing meditation and mindfulness, trying out different techniques and consulting with experts. Daily meditation practice transformed my life.<p>Today I want to share some insights from …

Meditation

These solar panels can literally pull clean drinking water out of thin air

That water surrounds us in the form of vapor — water's gaseous, evaporated state. We're usually only reminded of this on especially humid days, but our air can actually be considered a water source.<p>Zero Mass Water, a sustainable water startup, is trying to create an easy, off-grid way for anyone to …

In the New Golden Age of Ecommerce, Social Collaboration is Key

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mobile app usage grew exponentially in 2014, up 76 percent from 2013. Consumer use around retail and e-commerce -- via mobile -- doubled at 174 percent year over year (YOY). The shopping experience has taken over our phones, and the …

The population of people under the age of 30 is set to explode — and the world isn’t ready

While countries across Europe and East Asia are grappling with declining birthrates and aging populations, societies across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia are experiencing youth booms of staggering proportions: More than half of Egypt's labor force is younger than age 30.<p>Half of Nigeria's …

Hearing is like seeing for our brains and for machines

There is an array of neural net machine learning approaches that are simply more than just “deep.” In a time when neural networks are increasingly popular for advancing voice technologies and AI, it’s interesting that many of the current approaches were originally developed for image or video …

Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy …

Clean Energy

Italy is imploding in slow-motion — and it could signal the end of the euro

Italy is once again in the spotlight. As its banking system undergoes a slow-motion implosion - the country's banks are weighed down by €360 billion of bad loans, of which €200bn are deemed insolvent - all eyes are now on the Renzi government. How did we get to this point? Though there have been …

Capital Gains: Zenefits cuts its own valuation to keep the lawyers out of the equation, Airbnb swells to $30 billion

J.P. Morgan is making a robotics play.<p>Once-mighty Zenefits has a new deal with its investors to keep them from suing the pants off Zenefits for the company’s major compliance scandal from earlier this year. More on that, and last week’s other big VC deals, below:<p>Airbnb is in the middle of a new …

The Best Farm-to-table Restaurant in Every State

These incredible restaurants all pride themselves on sourcing ingredients locally, but they also go way beyond that. From only serving sustainable …