The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

Mar 12

All about “The Tiny House Movement” — websites, blogs, news stories, newsletters, books, interviews, videos…

Another Breakthrough: Edible 3D-Printed Food

Another Breakthrough: Edible 3D-Printed Food

Mar 02

Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept involves a specially printed outer casing made from dough that contains “edible soil” and various seeds. Once printed, it takes a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate after which they start to poke out of the small holes on top…

Microsoft HoloLens: The Next Big Thing?

Microsoft HoloLens: The Next Big Thing?

Jan 26

What’s the next great computing platform going to be? Several big tech companies are now betting that it will involve some kind of wearable virtual reality experience. Facebook bought Occulus VR, makers of the Rift 3D headset, last year. Google has been working on Glass, and has also invested millions in a VR startup called Magic Leap. Intel is building a line of 3D cameras called RealSense. Sony is working on a gaming headset called Project Morpheus. And now Microsoft has HoloLens…

Outstanding List of FREE Educational Websites & Materials

Outstanding List of FREE Educational Websites & Materials

Jan 25

There are many websites on the Internet that now offer FREE learning materials. Now even very poor people can afford to be better educated than many of Harvard’s graduates. All they need is access to a computer…

Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science

Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science

Jan 23

“We are a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit on post-materialist science, spirituality and society… Our purpose was to discuss the impact of the materialist ideology on science and the emergence of a post-materialist paradigm for science, spirituality, and society. We have come to the following conclusions…”

Radical New Economic System Could Change Everything – For The Better

Radical New Economic System Could Change Everything – For The Better

Dec 15

A radical new economic model — powered by the extraordinary pace of innovation in energy, communication and transport — is rising from the ashes of the current economic system…

Hospitals Begin Growing Organic Food For Patients!

Hospitals Begin Growing Organic Food For Patients!

Dec 11

St. Luke’s hospital in Pennsylvania is growing organic food locally to feed to patients inside of the hospital…

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Dec 09

The importance of rebooting our relationship with technology — and practical suggestions how to do it…

100x Asteroid Declaration

100x Asteroid Declaration

Dec 03

Grassroot movement of scientists and citizens seeks to protect the Earth from asteroid strikes…

David Spangler: Gratefulness

David Spangler: Gratefulness

Nov 14

“Giving thanks is a key that opens a door to greater connectedness and greater participation in the life of the world. It is one of the most powerful spiritual practices available to us.” — David Spangler

Near-Death Experiencer Anita Moorjani: Why I Don’t Support ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’

Near-Death Experiencer Anita Moorjani: Why I Don’t Support ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’

Nov 02

Anita Moorjani writes: “Until we start to really take seriously the connection between our emotional and mental well-being with physical illnesses, we will still be poking around in the dark, looking for a cures. And until the medical industry changes its focus from one of purely searching for illness to one of promoting wellness instead, we will not see a significant decrease in the numbers of people being diagnosed with disease…”

Reconsider Columbus Day

Reconsider Columbus Day

Oct 13

For many in the United States, Columbus Day is just another holiday. It is a time to spend with family and friends, an opportunity to take a short vacation, an extra day of rest from a long work week, or it is the last chance for a barbecue before winter. But for others, it is a sharp and painful reminder that history has betrayed and forgotten the contributions of their people, the lives lost, and a rich culture that pre-dated colonization.

From the moment a sailor aboard the Pinta sighted land from the sea, on October 12, 1492, the course of indigenous history was forever changed. Upon landing on what is now the Bahamas, once known as Guanahani, Columbus encountered indigenous peoples of the Lucayan, Taíno or Arawak, nations. Peaceful and friendly, Columbus and his Spanish explorers manipulated their hospitality and mercilessly slaughtered, enslaved, and stole lands in the name of the Spanish crown. He wrote of them in his journal, “They ought to make good and skilled servants, for they repeat very quickly whatever we say to them”…

CrowdMed: Using The Power Of The Collective To Heal

CrowdMed: Using The Power Of The Collective To Heal

Sep 27

In the same way that entrepreneurs harness the crowd to fund new ventures, patients with rare diseases are now able to pick the brains of experts, specialists, and other patients who may have experience and data not available to their doctor…

Desk Plants Make People Happier & More Productive

Desk Plants Make People Happier & More Productive

Sep 08

A new study reveals that offices with plants make people happier and more productive than those without greenery…

Apple’s New Campus (Updated)

Apple’s New Campus (Updated)

Sep 01

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs presents his proposal for a new Apple Campus to the Cupertino City Council. This presentation was recorded Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Cupertino Community Hall…

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Jul 11

Designer Arturo Vittori’s innovative invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day…

Drought Master: Machine That Pulls Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Drought Master: Machine That Pulls Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Jul 11

Terry LeBleu of Granite Shoals, Texas, is one of the few people who can honestly say he’s not worried about water restrictions in these times of drought, and that’s because he has the Drought Master, a machine that makes water out of air…

The Good Country Index

The Good Country Index

Jul 05

The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, we’ve given each country a balance sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between…

ChargeAll – World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet (Updated)

ChargeAll – World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet (Updated)

Jun 20

Have you ever wished you could take the wall outlet on the go? ChargeAll gives you the power to do things you never thought possible; power up and charge your cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, fans, curling irons or desk lights! It’s so small and compact you can literally put it in your pocket, your purse or your backpack. Available in two sizes: Portable (Small) and Powerful (Large)…

Elon Musk Bets On Solar & Battery Tech

Elon Musk Bets On Solar & Battery Tech

Jun 17

Musk, chairman of the solar installer SolarCity, announced Tuesday that the company would acquire a solar panel maker and build factories “an order of magnitude” bigger than the plants that currently churn out panels. Musk’s future customers could ignore traditional energy companies completely. They would have SolarCity panels on their roof that would generate enough power to also charge up a Tesla in the garage. A Tesla battery could then power the home at night with stored solar power…

Elon Musk: ‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You’

Elon Musk: ‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You’

Jun 12

Want to start your own electric car company? You now have the technology to do so. Tesla has made the unorthodox move of pledging not to pursue litigation against any company that uses its technology “in good faith”…

Great Ideas: Solar Roadways (Updated)

Great Ideas: Solar Roadways (Updated)

Jun 03

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole. They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving…

The Google Self-Driving Car

The Google Self-Driving Car

May 27

Google is now exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes; they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Google’s software and sensors do all the work…

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

May 04

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success…

Swiss Building Provides Haven For Hypersensitive

Swiss Building Provides Haven For Hypersensitive

Apr 06

A newly-opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich has stringent rules banned smoking, perfume and mobile phones in a bid to provide a haven for those hypersensitive to everyday chemicals…