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Fabien Cousteau is raising $135 million to build the International Space Station of the deep sea

August 3rd, 2020 at 9:49 am » Comments Off

Concept design for the Proteus undersea habitat. Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famous undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, is building on his family legacy by constructing a state-of-the art research facility—60 feet below the surface of the ocean. Fabien Cousteau was born to be an aquanaut. The grandson of the famed explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau learned how to […]



This Company Is Sucking Carbon From the Air and Making Soda With It

July 20th, 2020 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Carbon removal is increasingly seen as a vital part of any climate solution.  The United Nations calls on countries to curb their emissions and invest in carbon removal technologies to achieve goals set under the Paris climate agreement. Some of these methods are low-technology like planting trees and others, like direct air capture, are cutting-edge. […]



Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott believes artificial intelligence will help reprogram the American dream

June 30th, 2020 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott rise to his current post is about as unlikely as you will find. He grew up in Gladys, Virginia, a town of a few hundred people. He loved his family and his hometown to such an extent that he did not aspire to leave. He caught the technology bug […]



The Segway’s inventor has a new project : Manufacturing human organs

June 30th, 2020 at 1:34 pm » Comments Off

  Dean Kamen, who invented the Segway almost 20 years ago, is still busy inventing. Now, at the age of 69, he is working on the most ambitious project of his career: manufacturing organs When the FDA approves lab-grown human organs for patients, Dean Kamen wants to be ready to mass-produce them This past January, […]



Elon Musk has made 250,000 scarce N-95 masks. Sending them out tomorrow

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk has shifted his work and is making ventilators and N95 masks at a time when they are in greatest need in the fight against Covid-19. Ventilators are needed, but the N95 masks are in short supply and desperately needed by health care workers all over the country. In fact, the lack of N95 […]



What would your ‘future self’ want to do?

February 24th, 2020 at 1:14 pm » Comments Off

  Prepare Yourself, It’s Unlikely To Be Comfortable An internationally acclaimed keynote speaker & bestselling author, grab a copy of Margie Warrell’s fifth book ‘You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself’ (Wiley Publishing) I attend a lot of conferences and regularly sit on panels. One of the more popular questions I’ve seen asked, […]



Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says over 300 companies have agreed to help plant one trillion trees

January 29th, 2020 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 KEY POINTS Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Thursday that over 300 companies have joined his latest initiative to plant 1 trillion trees by the end of the decade. President Donald Trump announced U.S. government support for […]



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, […]



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