The UK is currently far ahead of countries like the US and China. The UK doesn’t get enough credit for its pioneering work in offshore wind power. They have helped push forward the industry and everybody else will benefit from these advances, in the same way that Germany helped turbocharge the solar industry over the past decade and […]
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Futurist Thomas Frey: In 1998, a column I wrote for The Futurist Magazine took issue with the state of computer displays. Viewing the vast and growing Internet through a little square box on our desk was, in my opinion, the equivalent of watching a baseball game through a knothole.
What is your recipe for a better life? Money is important, but it isn’t everything. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development created the Your Better Life Index to compare the quality of life as well as economic prowess of its 34 member countries. The index measures each country using 11 different lines, including income, […]
Bill and Melinda Gates Bill and Melinda Gates have released a letter in January outlining the work the foundation has done in the last year and they have done this for the past five years. This year, they took a bit of a different approach. They were concerned by virulent myths that programs funded by the Gates […]
North Korea may have more than 6 times the amount of rare earths as China. SRE Minerals Limited, a U.K.-based private equity firm, has found the largest rare earth oxides deposits in the world in North Korea, according to statements by the company.
The U.S. isn’t even in the top 10 of coffee consumption. America might be famous for running on coffee, but compared to a handful of other countries, it doesn’t run on much. When it comes to actual coffee consumption per person, the US doesn’t even crack the top 15.
Taxi fleet line up for natural gas at a fueling station in China The capital of Shandong Province, “Spring City” relies on buses to move its more than four million people across the city because it lacks a subway system (due to its eponymous artesian springs). And those buses move thanks to everything from ammonia to electricity.
The use of Bitcoin will evolve beyond ‘store of value’ or ‘transactions’ There was a lot of speculation and excitement about Bitcoin in 2013. A good way to start 2014 is with a list of predictions for Bitcoin. These predictions are based on growth patterns of similar networks, the traction in various ecosystem activities last […]
Fat consumption remains a concern among developing countries. The extent of the obesity epidemic worldwide has been thrown into stark reality as a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) puts the number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries at more than 900 million.
Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of Matternet, a startup in Palo Alto, Calif., has introduced a new type of transportation system that will deliver medicine, food, goods and supplies wherever they are needed — with drones.