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World’s first 3D-printed neighborhood unveiled in Mexico

December 19th, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

The project, which was created in partnership with Icon and Échale, is located in Tabasco, southeastern Mexico  We’ve followed New Story’s efforts to create affordable 3D-printed homes for a while, including its first prototype model and ambitious plan to build a community in Latin America. That plan has now been put into action and the […]



Rick Smith: The man who plans to make bullets obsolete

October 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

Axon Enterprise CEO Rick Smith Rick Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Axon Enterprise, a pioneer in less-lethal weapons and a global market leader in law enforcement technology. He notes that the gun is antiquated technology, and it is responsible for tens of thousands of senseless killings every year. Humanity has accepted that killing […]



Can video games replace the outdoors?

October 21st, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life. Joining game in progress. You materialize at a sprawling ranch near a […]



A floating device created to clean up plastic from the ocean is finally doing its job, organizers say

October 8th, 2019 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001/B collects and holds plastic until a ship can collect it. Could this giant floating pipe clean up 90% of ocean plastic? (CNN)A huge trash-collecting system designed to clean up plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean is finally picking up plastic, its inventor announced Wednesday. The Netherlands-based nonprofit the Ocean Cleanup […]



The $100 trillion opportunity: The race to provide banking to the world’s poor

September 29th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

Two years ago, Amylene Dingle lived with her husband and 7-year-old daughter in Payatas, an impoverished Manila neighborhood with the largest open dump site in the Philippines. Her husband worked on the security staff in a government building, earning 4,000 pesos a week, the equivalent of $80. She had always wanted to start a business, […]



The remarkable legacy of Edward Cornish, founder of the World Future Society

August 27th, 2019 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Edward S. Cornish, journalist and futurist association founder, dies at 91 Edward Seymour Cornish, founder and first president of the World Future Society and editor of its magazine, The Futurist, died August 14, 2019. He was 91. A longtime Maryland resident (Bethesda and Rockville), Cornish had been living at Olney Assisted Living in Olney, Md., […]



Robert Downey Jr. announces footprint coalition to clean up the world with advanced tech

June 15th, 2019 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

   Robert Downey Jr. used his part of the opening keynote for Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Tuesday evening to announce the launch of a new organization that is committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment. The Footprint Coalition, as the group is called, is scheduled to officially launch by […]



Inspiring woman invents refugee tents that collect rainwater and store solar energy

June 12th, 2019 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

    Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War created one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in the world, with an estimated number of 13.5 million Syrians internally displaced or are refugees outside Syria, according to the United Nations. Facing the difficulty of finding basic shelter and a home to live in, award-winning Jordanian-Canadian architect Abeer […]



Tech giant brings software to a gun fight

June 8th, 2019 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

Business-software giant Salesforce instituted a new policy barring retail customers from using its technology to sell semiautomatic weapons and some other firearms. SAN FRANCISCO — On its website, Salesforce.com touts retailer Camping World as a leading customer of its business software, highlighting its use of products to help sales staff move product. A Camping World […]



More tigers now live in cages than in the wild.

May 18th, 2019 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

They’ve been farmed,butchered, sold — commodified. We joined this man on his obsessive quest to expose the traffickers. THA BAK, Laos — He was up there somewhere, at the top of the hill, the man Karl Ammann had come to see. It would soon be night. The forest was all shadows and sounds. Ammann had driven […]



German inventors develop bracelet to test drinks for date-rape drugs

April 17th, 2019 at 1:07 am » Comments Off

Inventors in Germany have developed a bracelet aimed at combatting a fear of many clubbers — drink spiking. Kim Eisenmann and Sven Häuser’s “Xantus” bracelet only needs a drop of liquid to be applied to tell if it contains traces of “date rape drugs” — substances put in a person’s drink to incapacitate them. The […]



This 61-year-old woman just gave birth to her own granddaughter

April 8th, 2019 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

 Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty of Omaha, Nebraska, needed a surrogate to carry their baby. They never expected she would turn out to be Matthew’s mother. When Matthew Eledge and his husband, Elliot Dougherty, told Matthew’s mother, Cecile, that they were planning to start their family, Cecile thought fondly of her own parental journey. She’d […]



Is our current banking system doomed?