Nadav Zohn

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Use AI to turn your favorite film into a color palette

If you're seeking color inspiration from a distinctive-looking film like <i>Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, you could just "eyedrop" it in Photoshop or try an app like Adobe Color CC. Thanks to Vancouver-based developer Jack Qiao, though, there's now a slightly easier way. He came up with Colormind, an AI …

Zunum Aero’s electric passenger plane hopes to offer cheaper flights by 2020

Zunum Aero, a company backed by funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue’s tech venture arm, has revealed its plans to create a hybrid electric aircraft designed for regional flights with plans to fly by 2020. The aircraft would have a range of around 700 miles at launch, and the plan is to get …

Uber For Your Laundry Could Be The Next Sharing Economy Frontier

One of my all-time favorite products was my parents’ Electrolux vacuum cleaner. I can remember my mother pulling the low, round, gray, Swedish-manufactured metal canister around the house behind her, its snaking suction tube doing its job as she hummed. It long outlived her, lasting 40+ years and …

Transportation

The waterless toilet that turns your poo into power

UK researchers have created a self-sustaining nano-membrane toilet that could provide a safe alternative to open defecation and public lavatories<p>Human excrement is rife with pathogens, “odorant volatiles” (the chemicals that make it smell) and parasites, but it has something going for it: it’s …

Gone to waste: How India is drowning in garbage

Travelling from central Delhi towards Ghazipur in the city’s east, the first warning that you get of the approaching landfill is the sight of …

What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up …

This startup you've never heard of is an expert at predicting what you want to do next

The B2B startup specializes in making apps talk to each other, and it has booked big-name clients like Uber, FourSquare, and Airbnb.<p>The key to Button is linking your intent with what comes next.<p>"Let's say you go to FourSquare and open up a venue," says CEO Mike Jaconi. "We understand that not only …

Apps

Inhabitat's Week in Green: The Detroit Auto Show, SOTU and more!

The North American International Auto Show kicked off this week in Detroit, and we hit the floor to bring you seven of the best green cars, including a hot hydrogen sedan and the world's first electric minivan. The Obama administration heralded the age of autonomous vehicles with a new plan to …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Makeup

Forget self-driving cars; we should be focusing on self-driving buses

The self-driving car has traveled a long and lonely road to get here. Introduced to the American public by General Motors at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Depression-era dream of automated highways has perpetually lagged behind the present in drivers’ rear-view mirrors. But thanks largely to …

Transportation

This Package Could Help Amazon Use 200 Times Fewer Boxes

Feel guilty about all the packaging waste when you order toilet paper shipped to your door? It doesn’t have to be like that.<p>This year, consumers will spend over $1.5 trillion buying things online, more than five times more than they did a decade ago. As e-commerce sales continues to grow–and …

Sustainability

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

Nanotech

Two-thirds of the world’s mobiles are dumb phones. Meet the company getting them online

This might be the worst Facebook experience ever.<p>And yet U2opia mobile, a Singapore-based company founded by Indian entrepreneurs, has catapulted to 17 million users in 36 countries as a result. To understand why, you have to unlearn Facebook—its blue background, viral videos, photo uploads—as you …

Andhra Pradesh

Why Bad Financial Predictions Will Kill Your Startup

<i>Paul Jackson is the Founder of Worthworm.</i><p>If headlines are to be believed, it’s a great time to get into the startup game. It seems like every day startup after startup is announcing its most recent million dollar round of funding or billion dollar valuation. However, if you’re just entering this …

How Netflix Is Changing Our Brains, And Why That May Not Be All Good

With season two of Netflix’s breakout hit Orange is the New Black now airing, I’m struck by a profound change in the psychological calculus of entertainment. Netflix has changed the game, and I don’t just mean the game of how shows are served to hungry eyes. I mean the game going on behind our eyes …

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

Silent Spring author Rachel Louise Carson gets Google Doodle

Eco-writer, loathed by McCarthyite right, is honoured on 107th birthday Margaret Atwood: Why Rachel Carson is a saint Tim Radford rereads Silent Spring<p>Rachel Carson, author of one of the most influential eco-manuals ever written, has been picked for today's Google Doodle, on the admittedly slightly …

Women in Science

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.<p>Not all wind turbines are alike. While the great majority are large steel towers fixed to the ground, a few are shaped like gliders, kites, and blimps, and move around …

Renewable Energy

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

Off-grid

Braille phone goes on sale in 'world first'

<b>London-based firm OwnFone has released what it says is the world's first Braille phone.</b><p>The front and back of the phone is constructed using 3D printing techniques and can be customised.<p>Other companies have designed Braille phones in the past, but OwnFone says its device is the first of its kind to …

Leap Motion grows up with applications in augmented reality and physical therapy

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Leap Motion<p>When the Leap Motion controller came out last summer, my colleague Stacey Higginbotham was somewhat …

Augmented Reality

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

Skyscrapers

Nigeria introduces novel recycling incentives

Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, produces around 10,000 tonnes of waste every day.<p>To tackle the problem, working class neighbourhoods are being offered incentives to recycle rubbish.<p>An innovative loyalty scheme offers electrical equipment, groceries and phone credit in return for waste.<p>Al Jazeera's …

A Google X Co-Founder’s Ingenious Technique To Rapid Prototype Socially Responsible Products

Instead of slowly tweaking their design over months and months of testing, the team at Soma used Tom Chi’s Home Team / Away Team technique to refine designs of their new water filter as quickly as possible.<p>Two years ago, I cofounded a company called Soma. We create and sell a sustainable glass …

Uniformly Lit Living Environment: The Light Walls House in Japan

<b>The Light Walls House</b> is a project developed by mA-style Architects in the city of Toyokawa, Japan. What’s really interesting is that, despite not …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

10 landscape design projects that turned neglected spaces into incredible parks

Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by …