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The motion sickness wearable Reliefband changed my life back in 2016, making me able to comfortably ride in cars, planes, and boats without sleep-inducing motion sickness drugs. There’s no arguing that the wearable works amazingly well for me, someone who…
Table tennis isn’t meant to be played at Mach 2. At twice the speed of sound, the ping-pong ball punches a hole straight through the paddle. The engineers at TerraPower, a startup that has designed an advanced nuclear power reactor,…
Sunday, 05 August 2018 12:31

This Power Plant Runs on CO2

A fire breaks out in your office’s server suite. You grab an extinguisher, aim its nozzle at the blaze, and hit it with a cloud of carbon dioxide. Out goes the fire. Flames die when doused in CO2. And yet…
It’s hard to find things sometimes. Ask anyone who’s lost their keys. Now imagine trying to locate thousands of sets of keys that are wildly roaming around. This dada-esque scenario is precisely what Internet of Things (IoT) networks will soon…
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:37

If every child went to school

Universal lessons Their lives would be better, even if they did not learn very much     AS YOU WALK from classroom to classroom at Tibba Khara school on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan’s second-biggest city, the children seem to…
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:25

Data workers of the world, unite

What if people were paid for their data? Advocates of “data as labour” think users should be paid for using online services  Print edition | The World If “DATA SLAVERY.” Jennifer Lyn Morone, an American artist, thinks this is the state…
Whenever there is change, there is opportunity. With report after report showing the world of work changing faster than ever today, it’s fair to assume there’s more opportunity than ever. The challenge? It isn’t easy to know where that opportunity…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:31

Are Innovative Companies More Profitable?

Does a commitment to corporate innovation actually pay off? If so, how could you prove it? We recently researched this question across five years of data from 154 companies. Because these companies all used the same ideation management software, we…
The most important thing about the company’s big renewable push might be that it’s bringing everyone–from suppliers to local utilities–along for the ride. You have to see Apple’s Reno, Nevada, data center from the inside to truly understand how huge…
A modern new school in rural India turns the traditional education model on its head–focusing instead on cultivating happy students and compassionate people. At a new school that will soon be built near Chennai, India, you might find a student…
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