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News 12 Long Island

TRANSIT UPDATE: #LIRR customers heading home from #Manhattan should anticipate canceled trains and delays during the evening rush hour, due to a …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

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TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie On Turning The One-For-One Charity Model Into A Platform

Given the near ubiquity of its simply designed shoes, it’s almost hard to believe that TOMS, the company that’s known for donating one pair of shoes or eyewear to an impoverished child for every pair that it sells, was founded just seven years ago. But it turns out TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie has …

Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 1

Pearl Jam is set to release its 10th studio album, <i>Lightning Bolt</i>, on Oct. 15, making it the band's first record since 2009's <i>Backspacer</i>. The group members aren't doing much publicity for the album — but when they do, they make it count.<p>On Tuesday's edition of <i>World Cafe</i>, listeners can hear director …

Watch: Pearl Jam In Conversation With Judd Apatow

Credit: Karen Loria/Courtesy of the artist<p>When you operate within the pop world — that is, the world in which whatever you make becomes a cultural commodity (i.e. you record a song, it gets played on the radio and various hands exchange money) — you have to engage with the process of generating …

How I Healed My Son's Tourette's Syndrome (Part VI) State of Mind is Everything

By now I hope you have read these posts in chronological order because that is how I am telling the story. With that said, let me take a step back …

Twitter Defines Itself By What Facebook Isn’t

Twitter insiders and media buyers share what distinguishes the two. “Facebook is private, not live,” says Twitter COO Ali Rowghani. “Instagram isn’t conversational.”<p>Ask Twitter CEO Dick Costolo or any of his lieutenants what makes Twitter special and the answer is the same: “It’s public, it’s real …

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

The 'Sink-Urinal' Saves Water, Encourages Men To Wash Hands

<i>In a blog series we're calling "Weekly Innovation," we'll explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. (Have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.)</i><p>A Latvian designer named Kaspars Jursons is trying to help solve European water shortages by redesigning the …

iOS 7: Designed for Apple's next billion customers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the reaction to Apple’s next version of iOS, its software for iPhones and iPads. It’s new, it’s very, very different and it’s a dramatic departure from the way Apple has approached the design of iOS over the last five years.<p>Over and above any …

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention …