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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 […]



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