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Instructional First Aid Blanket Designed to Help Anyone Save a Person's Life

In times of crisis, a first aid kit can prove to be a literal lifesaver. While an emergency blanket is a common component of any standard set, Zhejiang University in China has taken the concept a step further with their instructional product, simply and aptly referred to as <i>First Aid Blanket</i>.<p>With …

First Aid

Is it wheelie that important?

<i>The #bingate controversy raged on this week with the council beginning its new waste collection regime. Here, a Canton resident sets out why we</i> …

Transparency

How one bar put in a zero waste to landfill policy (and saved money)

Fraser Brown, from the Sherwood in Queenstown, NZYou might think that implementing a sustainable bar program is a big investment — and you know what? …

Sustainability

How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of scholars say.<p>New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “visionary ideas” and “creative leaps” led …

Innovation

NEW VIRGIN HOTEL CHICAGO & SCOOTER CHAIR

In the first <b>Virgin Hotel</b> everything it has been thought by Richard <i>Branson</i> to be functional and comfortable. A modern hotel in a historic building in …

Let’s See What We Can Do: Designing Agency

In a Medium essay that we missed during the Christmas break, Dr <b>Dan Lockton</b> asks how we can <b>invert ‘design for behaviour change’</b> and apply it from …

Behavior

Why You Should Eliminate Your Chief Innovation Officer

The whole premise behind a Chief Innovation Officer goes beyond useless to completely and utterly counterproductive. If one person is in charge of innovation, everyone else are not. And they must be. Anyone not innovating is falling behind those that are. Darwin taught us that that is a bad thing. …

Innovation

Waste Collection Sensors: Compology

Some futurists might see today’s shiniest Internet of Things technologies as indistinguishable from garbage, but for IoT companies serving the waste …

San Francisco

5 Ways to Align Data and Storytelling for Business Growth

Data is the most valuable tool in your business. Based on a Gartner survey, 73% of organizations have invested or plan to invest in big data within …

Marketing

Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

Garbage-hauling upstart could trash establishment

Rubicon, whose techie model threatens to rattle the $48 bln U.S. rubbish industry, is close to a fresh $50 mln injection and just added Uber’s former …

Waste Management

These Lego-Like Roads Are Made From Plastic Trash

Asphalt is so 20th century.<p>We may soon be driving on last year’s plastic bags and bottles, fished out of the ocean. A new project in the Netherlands is turning plastic waste–especially scraps that couldn’t be used for anything else–into new roads.<p>“The concept is based on the use of all kinds of …

Pollution

Studio Ilio uses electricity to form solid objects from wire and waste 3D-printing powder

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> two Royal College of Art graduates have made a series of stools by running an electric current through wires embedded in waste …

Biodegradable Bowls Made From Food Waste

The FOODSCAPES project tackles the problem of food waste in a completely different way. Rather than expending efforts to decrease food waste, they …