Green

beakers

Driving a Prius may help psychologically, but to really be effective, renewable energy solutions need to happen on a national level. Dan Nocera, a leader in clean energy research, talks about big-picture solutions. Read More...

BioSkin A new technology in Japan places cooling systems on the outside of buildings. And it might solve urban heating woes. Read More...
WikiCell ice cream

Forget the bread bowl. Someday your soup may be contained in edible, grape-like packaging. Dr. David Edwards, creator and Harvard professor, is taking his cue from fruits with edible skins and looking to upend the food industry. Read More...

Central Park

Frederick Law Olmsted, who helped reshape America, is best known for designing Central Park. Filmmaker Lawrence Hott talks about Olmsted's troubled, fascinating, and powerful career. Read More...

Jared Diamond

Are we sowing the seeds of our own destruction? Jared Diamond, Pulitzer-prize winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, talks about the trends that can doom civilizations - and the steps we can take to protect ourselves. Read more...

stuff

From the Stone Age to the silicon age - we’ve always been defined by our stuff. And that’s not a bad thing - except when we start drowning in it, says materials scientist Mark Miodownik, author of Stuff Matters. Read more...

Copenhagen Wheel

Ever missed a meeting while waiting for a wayward bus? Or cycled through a couple of audiobooks while being stuck in traffic? If so, we may have the invention for you: the Copenhagen Wheel. 

Atrium

It's time to examine the challenges and opportunities around green architecture. Read More...

Powerplant

What it will take to generate the energy and fuel for a planet that just hit 7 billion and isn’t done growing? Read More...

The Kickstarter Phenomenon

Say you're in the market for a watch. You have a few options: you could go to the department store and pick one in a familiar style, from a familiar brand. But what if you wanted something you couldn't find in stores -- like a smart watch that syncs with your cell phone and buzzes when you receive text messages? For that, there's Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website that connects up-and-coming innovators with big ideas to people who want to see them become reality, says Ethan Mollick, professor at the Wharton School

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