Edward Snowden Edward Snowden has been named the 2013 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award winner in recognition of his quest to get the U.S. government to be transparent about the surveillance it is engaging of its citizens. It is worth noting that no government is being transparent in how it does surveillance so this issue is […]
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If you need a power source when you are camping you might want to consider the PowerPot by Power Practical, winner of the Inventor of the Year Award at the 2012 DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The PowerPot turns heat into useful electricity. It will power lights so you can see what you’re cooking, recharge a cellphone, […]
Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner created the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation. Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, have jointly established the most lucrative annual prize in the history of science to reward research into curing diseases and extending human life.
Do you have last minute Holiday Cards to send out? Well, here’s an ingenious new option – Foldagram. Foldagram is a self-mailing, self-standing picture with a personal message. Just go online to Foldagram, create your card, and they will send it to your address list instantly.
Futurist Thomas Frey: When Charles Corry walked onto the stage of the Shark Tank-like Piranha Pit at Saturday’s DaVinci Inventor Showcase, his iExpander product was still $6,000 away from making the goal of $125,000 on Kickstarter. As of this morning, he has not only passed his goal, now exceeding $140,000, but still has 6 more […]
Winner of the 2012 “Inventor of the Year Award” - Power Practical There was no shortage of creativity on display at this year’s DaVinci Inventor Showcase. Inventors came from all across the U.S. to be part of one of the nation’s most prestigious inventor events. Winning top prize at this years event was Power Practical […]
The world record for largest human mattress dominoes has been broken: you now have to assemble and then topple over 850 humans to claim the title World’s Largest Human Mattress Dominoes…
Chandra Bahadur Dangi with his certificates. Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal is now officially the world’s shortest living man. He’s 21.5″ (54.6 cm) tall. If you have a hard time estimating that, notice the, er, iPad included in the photo above for comparison. Dangi beat out the Philippine’s Junrey Balawing by two full inches. From […]
Makayla Hayes, 14, won the international grand prize in the 2011 National Geographic Kids photo contest for this photo. When you hand a kid a camera you can get a glimpse into their world. They have an interesting perspective on just about everything. This year’s winners in the Fifth Annual National Geographic Kids International Photo […]
Standing tall in with award winning architectural innovation. Interface Studio Architects won TreeHugger’s Best of Green prize in 2010 for their gritty urban work. They demonstrated a paradigm-busting playfulness with their frenetic Granary project. They write: “We believe that creativity and innovation are triggered by limitations.” But clearly, when there are no limitations, they go a bit […]