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The Next Generation Submarine Will Power Itself Like A Penguin

The same strange motion that allows an Emperor penguin to go from 0 to 15 mph in the blink of an eye may soon power something a little larger.<p>The basic mechanics of traveling underwater have changed little from the early days of hand-powered submarines. After a brief flirtation with underwater …

People Are Ready For Future Health Tech–But No One Wants A Robot Surgeon

Health trackers and sensors? Bring ’em on. Personalized medicine based on a patient’s DNA? Great. But don’t let a robot cut me open, thanks.<p>As a 23-year cancer survivor who has benefitted from personalized medicine, Eric Dishman, general manager of Intel’s Health Strategy & Solutions Group, knows …

The Cars In Iceland Will Be Powered By Volcano

The energy that powers cars will still come from the Earth, but now it will be from a geothermal plant that produces a liquid fuel.<p>It’s handy to have a volcano in the neighborhood, at least if you want a cheap way to make recycled fuel. Carbon Recycling International, located next to a volcano in …

This Magical Desalinating Water Bottle Will Make The Ocean Drinkable

This bottle that separates drinking water from ocean water doesn’t exist yet–except in the renderings you see here. But it would be nice if it did. It could be a useful addition to a boat’s safety equipment, ensuring the shipwrecked are able stay alive without resorting to their own urine.<p>The …

Can Sustainable Consumerism Work?

Critics of sustainable certification and labeling programs often have fair points, but they miss the bigger picture. Study after study is showing how green consumers are making a difference.<p>As market shares of “green” products grow, so does debate about their true impacts. Certification and …

Adidas Uses Pedestrian-Generated Energy To Send Marathoners Motivational Messages

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail experience and consumer culture.<p>At PSFK 2017, …

Your First Personal Jetpack Could Actually Go On Sale Next Year

Long the domain of sci-fi television and movies, a functional jetpack could be ready for lift-off soon. Inventor Glenn Martin has created a working prototype, and it has been approved for manned testing.<p>Personal jetpacks have been a quirky passion of a small group enthusiasts for many decades. Now …

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Pick Your Own Food At This Vertical Farm Built From Shipping Containers

Durham’s Farmery has reinvented the farm many times over, in an attempt to make local, urban food more viable.<p>The Farmery isn’t a farm exactly. Nor is it just a store. It’s a mix of the two–and a kind of comment on the food system at the same time. Built by Ben Greene, in Durham, North Carolina, …

How I Got My EGOT: 12 Lessons Mel Brooks Learned Making TV, Albums, Movies, and Theater

It stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony–and the comedy legend has earned each of these awards during seven decades in show business. With a new box set collecting material from his entire career, Mel Brooks talks about his experiences in each medium and the lessons learned along the way.<p>Only 11 …

Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

The New Girl star writes, directs, and stars in the web series Finding Susan Glenn.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR7NTPwSMeE<p>Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the men’s personal-care …

Net Neutrality Supporters Protest at Google HQ

Protestors (peacefully) storm the Googleplex and demand net neutrality.<p>Signs from Friday’s net neutrality protest at Google are long gone, but the debate lingers.<p>At issue is creating equal access to the Internet, regardless of site or use. The idea being, net users should be able to go anywhere …

Nike, NASA, State Department and USAID aim to revolutionize sustainable materials

“Innovation is most powerful when it’s activated by collaboration between unlikely partners, coupled with investment dollars, marketing know-how and …

Banks use mobile phone history to determine credit rating

25 Apr 2013<p>We’ve seen a couple of efforts to introduce quick and easy banking services in developing nations. Now addressing the topic of …

How Networked Insights Makes Sense Of Internet Chatter To Help Big Brands Create Better Ads

Discussions around brands are happening everywhere, all the time. Networked Insights gives marketers a way to measure the noise.<p>It used to be that brands and agencies would create ad campaigns, push them live, and use the resulting consumer reaction to help inform the next campaign. But with the …

Making Renting A Store As Easy As Booking A Hotel Room

Storefront matches potential short-term leasers with landlords sitting on idle real estate space. In an age of pop-up stores and poor prospects for long-term tenants, could it be a shot in the arm for commercial real estate?<p>Opening a business can cost a lifetime of savings–$30,000 on average …

Cities Of The Future, Built By Drones, Bacteria, And 3-D Printers

As scientists make huge strides in robotics, natural building materials, and new construction methods, our urban architecture could take on a much different form than the rigid construction we’re used to.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is part of our Futurist Forum series, where we’ve been exploring what the …

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