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At CPAC, Trump Contradicts Himself on "Clean Coal" in 54 Seconds

Only one can happen.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>On Friday at the Conservative Political Action …

Are Artificial Trees the Future of Renewable Energy?

In 2007, Eric Henderson watched the heart-shaped leaves of a redbud rustle in the wind outside of his home in Iowa. A gust came through, whipping …

Iowa State University

The unsurpassed 125-year-old network that feeds Mumbai

Dabbawalas deliver hundreds of thousands of meals on foot and by bike in one of India's busiest cities every day. The new wave of food-delivery start-ups wants to know how they do it.<p>Every morning, six days a week, Kiran Gavande tours the Lower Parel neighbourhood of Mumbai on his bicycle …

India

The ingenious codes of India’s ‘dabbawalas’

The dabbawalas of India – possibly the world’s best food delivery service – use a clever numerical code to ensure that lunch is always delivered on-time to the right place in Mumbai’s bustling metropolis. All is explained in the video above.<p>Read our in-depth feature about the dabbawala: The …

India

Creating a food forest

A forest requires no human maintenance and no inputs of fossil fuel energy, pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers to create an abundance of life. By …

Gardening

As U.S. Cedes Leadership on Climate, Others Step Up at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland — When the chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company mapped out a glowing future for fossil fuels at a discussion in Davos this past week, dissent came from an unexpected corner of the room.<p>“We have to make a big push in renewables investment,” urged Qiao …

Make Incredible Compost at home for your Garden! Do This!

Unique

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Thomas Edison

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Aquaponics

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

This Farm In A Box Can Grow As Much Lettuce As An Acre Of Land

Who needs a green thumb when you have the CropBox, which grows your plants automatically, and can be adjusted with a smartphone.<p>For any would-be farmers who aren’t quite ready to move to the country and commit to years of back-breaking labor, here’s another option: Now you can rent a farm in a …

Aquaponics

Wireless Power Tech Moves Into Mainstream

More than a century ago, Nikola Tesla, the legendary engineer and inventor, proposed building a globe-spanning system for transmitting electricity wireless.<p>Tesla’s bold idea has finally begun to become more than just an idea.<p>IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing juggernaut, revealed a new line of …

Mobile

Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Imagine you live on a floating lake house. Open air. Chirping crickets. Clear, starry nights. Everything seems great until you need to use the bathroom.<p>The natural instinct might be to make a deposit in the water. But that wouldn't be safe. Microbes in your feces would contaminate the water and …

This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer

Giving modular smartphones a new lease on life<p>One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the …

This Book Cover Judges You Back

I’ll admit it: I definitely judge books by their covers. But this book might train those of us who are prone to snap judgments to become slightly better people. If you look at the book with anything other than a neutral expression, the cover refuses to open.<p>“My aim was to create a book cover that …

Books

4 Steps To Bring Your Big Ideas To Life

Forget the myth that a brilliant idea will just come to you when you need it. Here’s how all innovators foster the next big thing.<p>In today’s technologically advanced world–a world in which we more readily rush to purchase the latest upgrade at the drop of a product announcement–it’s awe inspiring …

Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of World's First Vertical Farms

A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.<p>Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing season …

Urban Agriculture

An Algae Farm Designed To Suck Up Highway Pollution

Car exhaust turns out to be the perfect fuel for making algae grow.<p>A highway overpass might seem like an unlikely place for a garden, but if you’re growing algae, it’s ideal: All algae need to thrive are sunlight and CO2. The pollution from cars driving below is actually an asset.<p>In a prototype …

Biofuel

XYZprinting adds a food 3D printer to its ambitious lineup

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Lasse Kristensen<p>While most desktop 3D printer companies are focused on their flagship machines, …

3D Printing

Barnes & Noble launches Nook Press Print, a print-on-demand service for authors

This New Ikea Desk Goes From Sit To Stand With the Push of a Button

Sitting is comfy, but hours (and hours and hours) on your rear-end isn't great for your bod (even though it probably won't kill you). Standing is …

Samsung invests in internet of things identity management platform Evrythng

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Evrythng<p>Samsung and Evrythng, the U.K.-based outfit that is trying to build an identity management layer for the …

Internet of Things

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Wi-Fi hotspots turn New York subway musicians into a wireless orchestra

Wi-Fi in New York City Subway stations makes it easy to burn through your inbox during your commute, but did you know it can also be used to make some great music? Director Chris Shimojima paired eleven musicians in different subway stations with composer and conductor Ljova using the public Wi-Fi …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Facebook Versus Twitter In Numbers [Infographic]

How do Facebook and Twitter, the world’s two most popular social networks, measure up? 10 years on from its founding, Facebook is a force to be reckoned with, boasting 1.3 billion monthly active users and $2.9 billion in revenue.<p>Twitter hasn’t fared too badly either. Though it can’t compete with …

Journalism startup Latterly doesn’t care about page views one bit

Next month, an earnest journalism startup called Latterly will embark on a bold experiment: whether it’s possible to run a business solely based on releasing high-quality nonfiction stories to the world.<p>Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Latterly will publish four new elaborate works of narrative …

Students Have Invented A Device That Charges Your Phone Through Exercise

Going for a 30 minute jog could charge your phone for up to three hours. Why has no one invented this before?