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March 3, 2016 Innovation

INTASAVE Is Empowering African Communities for a SONG

By: Pierce Nahigyan

In the United States, energy is easy to come by. There are gas stations on most urban corners, nuclear plants dotting the coasts, Teslas on the roads and telephone wires...

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February 22, 2016 Environment

Is the SeaVax a Techno-Fix to Plastic Pollution?

By: 5 Gyres Institute

Many of the open ocean techno-fixes have died down in the last five years, mostly because the science of plastic pollution tells us plastics fragment quickly, are mostly small particles...

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January 26, 2016 Environment

WeFarm: A Free Service to Connect Small Farmers Around the World

By: Pierce Nahigyan

How Do You Connect 500 Million People Without the Internet? There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day....

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January 25, 2016 Environment

The Seabin Is an Innovative Way to Clean Lakes & Marinas

By: 5 Gyres Institute

The Seabin is a post-consumer clean up technology that works in the last place viable to clean up our waterways before they reach the ocean. It's basically a floating garbage...

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January 22, 2016 Business

Building a Legacy of Good: Dell’s Sustainable Revolution

By: Pierce Nahigyan

The Tech Revolution Has a Trashy Secret Since the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958, electronic technology has become indispensable to modern life. Personal computers, mobile phones and a...

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January 19, 2016 Innovation

Why Africa's Mothers Need Solar Suitcases

By: Pierce Nahigyan

How We Care Solar Is Working to Lower Maternal Mortality in the Developing World In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, disturbing as...

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January 15, 2016 Innovation

How to Evaluate a Used Electric Vehicle

By: Plug In America

In many ways, buying a used electric car is a lot like buying any other used car. You’ll want to check the car’s mechanicals, check the history for being wrecked,...

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December 11, 2015 Innovation

Adidas Unveils Shoe Made From Reclaimed Ocean Plastic

By: Planet Editor

At COP21, German multinational Adidas unveiled a unique concept shoe made from reclaimed ocean plastic. The product of the lifestyle company’s new partnership with Parley for the Oceans, the shoe...

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November 12, 2015 Innovation

Benefunder: A Better Way to Give Money to Smart People

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Where does new technology come from? The ideal answer is “smart people.” The real answer is “smart people with money.” The United States of America has historically been touted as...

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September 22, 2015 Business

Matt Manos on Pro Bono Design, verynice, Millennials and Models of Impact

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Imagine you’re trying to start a non-profit. What’s the first thing you do? Well, if you think can afford it, you might enlist the services of a firm like verynice...

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September 6, 2015 Climate & Energy

Texas Universities Building ‘Human Power Plants’

By: Planet Editor

ReRev ellipticals. (Image via Inhabitat) At two Texas universities, students are powering their gyms with the dynamic movements of their own bodies. If you want to...

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September 4, 2015 Innovation

Elon Musk Teases $35,000 Tesla Model 3

By: Planet Editor

On Wednesday, Elon Musk teased the masses with two tweets on the upcoming Tesla Model 3. @elonmusk $35k price, unveil in March, preorders start then. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September...

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August 25, 2015 Innovation

We Explored the Amazon With a Paper Microscope and Found All Sorts of Cool Stuff

By: Aaron Pomerantz

Photo Credit: Aaron Pomerantz A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside...

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August 25, 2015 Innovation

Fuel Economy for Gas-Powered Cars Has Been Stagnant Since 1923

By: Planet Editor

Think it might be time to switch to an electric vehicle? Actually, it might be well overdue. Whereas most electric cars now average 250 miles per charge and are going...

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August 19, 2015 Innovation

UK to Test Road That Charges EVs as They Drive

By: Planet Editor

Image via Highways England Last week, Highways England announced that it will begin testing an experimental road that charges electric vehicles as they drive. If successful,...

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August 17, 2015 Innovation

What Color Are Your Balls?

By: 5 Gyres Institute

Photo via 5 Gyres A museum in London installed an immersive exhibition titled “The Beach”, consisting of 81,000 white plastic balls.  As strange as it seems,...

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August 10, 2015 Business

Evolving from the Industrial Age to the Regenerative Age

By: Mark Chasan

If we are to thrive as a species in the 21st century and beyond, it is critical that we address the core symptoms and root causes of our society’s dysfunction...

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July 27, 2015 Innovation

Pushing the Envelope to Ludicrous Levels and the EV's Quieting Effect on Speed

By: Plug In America

The Tesla Roadster (Source: Creative Commons) This month brought news of Tesla’s latest updates to the iconic Model S. By fiddling with the wires connecting the battery,...

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