March 10, 2014 - A 7.4 square meter (80 square foot) shelter named Exo is the creation of Mississippi born Michael McDaniel.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows rising levels of income inequality in all fifty states. From 1979 to 2011, the top 1% saw their income rise 128.9%, while the bottom 99% saw their income increase by a mere 2.3%.
How will we change as technology learns to communicate with our emotions?
Hello and welcome! This blog has been created to take you on a journey in time, to help you imagine what kinds of learning lives our children and grandchildren will have as they encounter and inherit the world we are creating now. What sort of education could possibly prepare them for this world? And how can the educational systems now in place be transformed, not only in a superficial sense, but in a generative and responsive way that will alter the way we develop educational experiences and their purposes?
There’s a scene in the movie Loopers where Joe, a character from the present time, announces that he is studying French for use later in life. Another character, Abe, who has traveled back in time from the future, suggests that Joe go to China instead.
February 17, 2014 - Called Shimizu's Dream, a 400 kilometer-wide band of solar panels girdling the Moon's equator, it would generate enough power to meet all earthly requirements.
A recent Pew poll found that a quarter of Americans in serious relationships say that their significant other is sometimes "distracted" by cell phone use when they’re together. That number rises to 42% among young adults (18-29 years old) who are in relationships.
Most of us hate feeling cramped. We hate being stuck on a crowded plane, stuck in congested traffic, and wading through packed concert halls. We like to be able to stretch out, get casual, and relax, but we can’t do that when people are invading our space.
February 12, 2014 - Named after the fossil human ancestor Lucy discovered in Ethiopia a few decades ago, IBM is taking on Africa's greatest challenges using Watson, the computer the company created to beat all challengers
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