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The 14-Foot-Long Delivery System Transforming Gothenburg’s Roads
20 november 2015
The Swedish city’s Stadsleveransen pools deliveries for 500 shops and businesses—drastically reducing traffic and freeing up once-congested streets for pedestrians and cyclists
How Jean Jullien’s Eiffel Tower Peace Sign Spread Around the World
19 november 2015
Graphic designer’s quick sketch has become a global symbol of solidarity in light of the Paris attacks
Happy? Sad? Forget Age, Microsoft Guesses Your Emotions
13 november 2015
Microsoft's beta tool guesses people’s emotions through facial recognition software. How does that make you feel?
The World in 2065: Social Scientists on What the Future Holds
12 november 2015
A writing competition held by the Economic and Social Research Council asked PhD students to look 50 years into the future. Here are the winning pieces
Rise of the Smart Farm: Get Ready for Satellite-Controlled Cows
6 november 2015
From tracking cows and Peruvian asparagus to monitoring harmful algae blooms, satellites offer the food industry valuable information
St. Marks Place: America’s Coolest Street?
4 november 2015
It is easy to feel nostalgic for the array of creative and political figures who made their mark on the East Village street, but its golden age is always ‘now’
Desert Mega-Project Positions Morocco as Solar Superpower
27 october 2015
World’s largest concentrated solar power plant, powered by the Saharan sun, set to help renewables provide almost half the country’s energy by 2020
Want to Watch a Film on a Plane? Bring Your Tablet, Say Airlines
23 october 2015
A transatlantic service is launching without seatback screens, with content to be streamed directly to passengers’ devices
The Best a Beard Can Get? Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s Lead Shaving’s Young Turks
21 october 2015
For over a century Gillette has dominated the market. Now new companies are giving it a run for its money
Hoverboards: Holiday Crossover or Novelty of the Rich?
19 october 2015
Shoppers are undeterred by the announcement that riding a self-balancing scooter in London is illegal—but it might be too soon to call it a must-have gadget
Chris Milk: Virtual Reality Could Change Human Consciousness
16 october 2015
The co-founder of virtual-reality storytelling app Vrse predicts a big future for the medium, but admits he has more questions than answers
9 Ideas to Spark Innovation in the Energy Sector
14 october 2015
Innovation is essential to improving access to renewable energy, but can it be accelerated? And how?
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