Today’s Solutions: June 30, 2022

Technology

There has been no era like ours for the rapid development of technology. Stay updated on the hottest trends and advancements from all over the world.

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Watch Elon Musk’s TED talk on his grand tunnel plan, self-driving cars and more

Elon Musk, the CEO of at least three companies that we know of, was on stage at the 2017 TED conference in Vancouver last Friday, mostly blowing minds with a demonstration video for his vision of how a network of underground tunnels might ease traffic concerns. Musk talked about The Boring Company Read More...

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How biomimicry innovations are revolutionizing renewable energy

Nature has been doing research and development for some 4 billion years. Human existence is a direct result of all that research and human innovation has often been inspired by nature—looking at birds ultimately led to the invention of aircrafts. Recent advances in technology allow for a much Read More...

New cycling system helps Dutch

New cycling system helps Dutch riders beat red lights

The Dutch love their biking culture so much that they’re pioneering a new system that will help riders beat red lights. The system, called Flo, uses speed cameras placed 100 meters before each set of traffic lights to calculate whether or not the cyclist should change speed to hit the green Read More...

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The founder of Wikipedia is bringing a fact-based mentality back to journalism

Fake news is an online virus of deliberately misleading information masqueraded as legitimate news. To put an end to it, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a community-driven online news service that will bring the fact-based, fact-checking mentality of Wikipedia to the news. The project, Read More...

The solar-powered TrashPresso

The solar-powered TrashPresso converts trash into tiles

Isolated communities often lack the infrastructure needed to easily dispose of trash. That’s why a design company has created the TrashPresso, a semi-portable, solar-powered plant that turns trash into tiles. The Trashpresso fits inside a 40ft container that can be trucked around to remote Read More...

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Buckminster Fuller’s ideas are more important now than ever

Think of Buckminster Fuller, the 20th-century innovator, and you might picture a geodesic dome or his flying car designs from the 1930s. Maybe you picture a crackpot inventor, churning out ideas that seem, at first glance, like quaintly futuristic visions. But that’s missing the point, argues a Read More...

‘Optimism is the engine that

‘Optimism is the engine that moves society forward’

The media create too much pessimism in society, says Kevin Kelly, a long-time technology watcher and author of the new book The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. In this video, Kelly reminds us that society is constantly making progress and that Read More...

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Technology for sustainability: Meet Tarzan, the machine inspecting crops

If farmers can spot diseases in their crops sooner, they can avoid using chemicals that are unhealthy for people and planet. Technology can help them. At Georgia Tech, a team of researchers has designed a machine that will be able to use its 3D printed claws to grab onto a wire suspended over the Read More...

Google develops ‘see-through

Google develops ‘see-through’ air conditioner without fan

Google has filed a patent for a bladeless air conditioner that offers a better seal with your window and lets you see straight through it. The fanless air conditioner is quiet, non-obstructive, uses less energy and doesn’t even necessarily use refrigerant to help cool your home. The new design Read More...

Forget the next gadget: Techno

Forget the next gadget: Technological progress makes us more vulnerable

For the most part, technological improvements have made our lives safer: Life expectancy has nearly doubled since 1850, and it’s increased worldwide by six years since 1990 alone. The development of vaccines and antibacterial drugs have also cut infant and childhood mortality dramatically. But Read More...