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Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

Colonies of wired microbes turn sewage into electricity - Futurity

A new way to generate electricity from sewage uses naturally occurring “wired microbes” as mini …

The $6 Fix That's Helping Low-Income Kids Go to College

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.<p>Fewer than 30 percent of students from low-income families enroll in college. There are plenty of theories about …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

8 U.S. States Band Together To Put Millions Of Zero-Emissions Cars On The Road

Oct 24 (Reuters) - The governors of California, New York and six other states have agreed to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road within 12 years, which they said will help the environment and boost the economy.<p>The states will start by harmonizing building codes to make it easier to …

Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

Intellectual Property

The Cyborg Foundation: we urge you to become part-machine

Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson from The Cyborg Foundation urged the audience at Pioneers Festival to consider experimenting with cyborgism.<p>Both Ribas …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Clean Energy

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

iBOL

Making Every Species Count<p>Building a Bioliterate World<p>What would it be like to live in a bio-literate world - a world where you could know, in …

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Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

Graphic Design Definition

The Definition of Graphic Design.<p><b>Graphic Design</b> (the term being first coined as such by William Addison Dwiggins in 1922) is defined as the visual …

How DNA Sequencing Is Changing Medicine

In April 2013, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Led by the National Institutes of Health, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was completed 2.5 years ahead of schedule and well under budget. “For the first time, anyone could freely read the fundamental …

How Green Can Google Get?

<b>By Paul Batistelli</b><p>In an effort to green its data centers, Google agreed to purchase all 240 megawatts of renewable power from the Happy Hereford wind …

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Wine: Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Issues

Organizer: Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS)<p>Date: 11.27.13, 04:30PM – 11.27.13, 07:30PM ET<p>Location:Toronto and livestream<p>Sponsor:Toronto …

Sustainability

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

The “Greenest School On Earth” Is A Grade School For Low-Income Kids In Hong Kong

Proving that sustainability isn’t just for the rich, Hong Kong’s low-income Sing Yin Secondary School recently was honored as one of the most sustainable schools on the planet.<p>Sing Yin Secondary School, in Hong Kong, has all the impressive technology you would associate with a “green school”: solar …

Can a giant plug save New York's subways from the next Sandy?

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial …

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Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now"

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Product Design: Do It With Dematerialization

<i>By Dr. Kevin Dooley</i><p>“Dematerialization” may sound pretty nerdy, but it’s a powerful strategy that many manufacturers are now pursuing to improve their …

Sustainability

How to Assess Top Talent for Sustainability Leadership Skills

<b>By Shannon Houde, Walk of Life Consulting</b><p>Many HR departments and professionals are struggling with the requirements for sustainability leadership. …

Open government: Three stages for co-developing solutions - MaRS

Last week, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne launched Open Ontario, the provincial government’s strategy for open government. This week, some 60 …

Infographic: Explore The World Of Literary London With This Exquisite Book Map

Literature takes over the city of London in this new map by Dorothy.<p>Mashing up the places, characters and events of various works into one shared universe isn’t exactly a new idea. Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton universe imagines that most of the great fictionalized characters of the last few …

The Empire State Building Debuts New Antenna Lights with a Halloween Light Show by Marc Brickman

The lights on the Empire State Building are among those magical aspects of the city that New Yorkers take for granted—we don't really care what color …

Desktop Wallpaper: November 2013

This month we’ve revisited one of our Vitamin D quotes illustrated by Bethany Baker. Charlie Chaplin said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” …

Gimball Flying Spherical Robot is Built to Handle Numerous Collisions

The Gimball from the EPFL is a flying spherical robot that is built to handle numerous collisions. The developers call it a "crash-happy flying …

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …