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…

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Apr 03

Version 3.0 of “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” includes a major overhaul of both the chart and worksheet. In addition, eight new sub categories have been added to The Formula’s 12 main sections. The wording on several existing sub categories has also been improved…

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

Mar 28

Posted anonymously on Facebook, here is some very, very good advice. It has helped me many times to calm down, heal, regenerate, reconnect with myself and God, and discover answers to challenging situations. Many near-death experiencers also report that reconnecting with nature helps them reconnect with The Source of life that they encountered on the other side…

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Mar 28

Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it…

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Mar 06

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…

A Breakthrough Phone: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (Updated)

A Breakthrough Phone: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (Updated)

Feb 28

In case you haven’t noticed, mobile devices are taking over the world. Why are mobile devices so wildly, irresistibly, over-the-top popular? Obviously, they help us stay connected, both to one another and the global communications network. But they are also becoming increasingly powerful, versatile, and useful. Among other things, they are now replacing a host of other devices at a fraction of the price. A case in point is the new Samsung Galaxy S4…

The Natural Effect

The Natural Effect

Feb 08

“All-natural” and “natural” claims are among the most commonly used claims on new food products, and annual sales of products with “natural” claims are more than $20 billion. But many products that claim to be “natural” are filled with stuff you couldn’t find in nature — including chemical additives, high fructose corn syrup and genetically engineered ingredients. In other words, only “organic” guarantees that food was produced as Mother Nature intended…

Obama Launches ‘Climate Hubs’ To Mitigate Climate Change Issues

Obama Launches ‘Climate Hubs’ To Mitigate Climate Change Issues

Feb 05

The Obama administration to announce the establishment of seven regional “climate hubs” to help farmers and rural communities adapt to extreme weather conditions and other effects of climate change…

Buffalo Mass Mobs

Buffalo Mass Mobs

Feb 02

Playing off the idea of using social media to summon crowds for parties or mischief, mobs of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics have been filling pews and lifting spirits at some of the city’s original, now often sparsely attended, churches. On a given Sunday, participants attend Mass en masse at a church they’ve picked in an online vote and promoted through Facebook and Twitter. Visitors experience the architecture, heritage and spirit of the aging houses of worship and the churches once again see the numbers they were built for, along with a helpful bump in donations when the collection baskets are passed…

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

Jan 11

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal…

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto (Updated)

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto (Updated)

Dec 24

More than 270,000 organic farmers are taking on corporate agriculture giant Monsanto in a lawsuit filed March 30. Led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, the family farmers are fighting for the right to keep a portion of the world food supply organic — and preemptively protecting themselves from accusations of stealing genetically modified seeds that drift on to their pristine crop fields…

thingCHARGER

thingCHARGER

Dec 18

Great invention: thingCHARGER is a clever, flexible, space efficient way to charge all your things: smartphone, tablet, whatever…

‘The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth’ by David Sunfellow (Updated: Version 2.1)

‘The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth’ by David Sunfellow (Updated: Version 2.1)

Oct 19

Many of you have heard about “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” or “The Formula.” I introduced the idea in my two-part YouTube presentation called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” Essentially, I’ve been trying to identify the universal truths presented by near-death experiences and wrestle them into “a formula” that we can use to transform our lives. After a year of teaching classes in Sedona that have focused on applying NDE truths in our personal lives, I’ve finally created a chart that illustrates the key aspects of The Formula. Here it is… (Version 2.1 is now available!)

Shadow: An App To Record The Dreams Of Humankind

Shadow: An App To Record The Dreams Of Humankind

Sep 22

Our brain is an incredibly creative problem solver. And some parts of it are most active while we’re sleeping. Electricity, Frankenstein’s monster, nonviolent resistance, laser technology — all of these were conceived in dreams. Sleep is where some of humanity’s most incredible creations got their start. Yet, we forget 95% of our dreams within five minutes of waking up. That’s a huge amount of data — with unfathomable of potential — we forget each day, all because we don’t have a good way to record and understand it. What would happen if we remembered? Even better, what if we learned to make sense of it? The dream ecosystem has incredible potential to bring us together, and it’s been ignored long enough. Scientists understand the neurology of sleep, but not the content of dreams. We want to build SHADOW to bridge the gap…

Great Idea: Phonebloks

Great Idea: Phonebloks

Sep 22

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part that killed it, we throw everything away because it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade. Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it’s getting old just upgrade…

The B Team

The B Team

Aug 06

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative that has been formed by a group of global business leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. Working with a global community of advisors and partners, The B Team seeks to develop and implement a Plan B for business that puts people and planet alongside profit…

Seattle Plans ‘One Of Nation’s Largest Food Forests’ (Updated)

Seattle Plans ‘One Of Nation’s Largest Food Forests’ (Updated)

Jul 25

A park on Seattle’s Beacon Hill may become one of the nation’s largest “food forests” — places where city dwellers can pick apples, plums and other crops right from the branch…

Scanadu Scout, The First Medical Tricorder

Scanadu Scout, The First Medical Tricorder

Jul 08

If you’ve been longing for the day you can just scan your body at home to find out what’s wrong when you’re sick rather than head to the ER — your day is here. Meet Scout, a device that can monitor and track your vital signs, temperature, ECG, heart rate, oximetry and stress by just holding the it up to your forehead for 10 seconds…

Goats R Us

Goats R Us

Jul 06

Officials at San Francisco International Airport hired a herd of part-time employees to toil on the west side of the property and engage in an unusual — but environmentally friendly — form of fire prevention. For two weeks in June, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable, Alice and nearly 400 other goats chomped on the brush in a remote corner of the airport. The area needs to be cleared each spring to protect nearby homes from potential fires. But machines or humans can’t be used because two endangered species — the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog — live there…

3D Printed Cortex Exoskeleton Could Replace Plaster Casts

3D Printed Cortex Exoskeleton Could Replace Plaster Casts

Jun 30

A 3D-printed cast concept, more flexible and wearer-friendly than traditional plaster cast for break and fracture patients, is the latest potential application of advanced materials manipulation. The design, dubbed the Cortex Exoskeleton, could potentially deliver more structured support for broken limbs while also being lighter, stronger, and more convenient than existing options…

Plan To Clone ‘Super-Trees’ Could Resurrect UK’s Ancient Forests

Plan To Clone ‘Super-Trees’ Could Resurrect UK’s Ancient Forests

Jun 30

Some of Britain’s best-loved trees could be cloned in an effort to reproduce a range of our most successful and sturdy oaks, yews and firs. The £2m scheme to reproduce and grow again all of Britain’s biggest, oldest, tallest and most ecologically important trees has been devised by the US tree conservationist David Milarch, who hopes to reproduce all the UK’s “super-trees” and then offer tens of thousands of their genetically identical offspring free to schools, cities and landowners…

The Sentinel Mission To Save The Earth

The Sentinel Mission To Save The Earth

Jun 27

Sentinel is a mission of mapping and discovery. Mapping the great unknown of the inner solar system is the first step in protecting the Earth from asteroid impacts and in opening up this next frontier. By observing in infrared, Sentinel will discover more than 20,000 asteroids in just the first month of operation — more discoveries than all other telescopes combined have managed to discover in the last 30 years — and over 6.5 years will locate and follow the trajectories of more than 90% of asteroids larger than 140 meters…

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Jun 25

“Every time you buy organic, you’re persuading more farmers to grow organic.”

— Mother Earth News