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Making the Ethical Smartphone: How Fairphone Aims to Save the Planet

January 31, 2017

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Smartphones have no sustainable upgrade path and their construction creates lots of problems, from slave labour to environmental pollution. Step up Fairphone to save the day. Since the advent of the smartphone, handheld computing has become second nature. We carry these devices with us everywhere and rarely give a second thought to how they are […]

Forget Flying Cars because Passenger Drones are the Future of Air Travel

January 29, 2017

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In the July 1924 issue of Popular Science, “Ace of Aces” fighter pilot E.V. Rickenbacker told readers to expect “Flying Autos in 20 Years.” Rickenbacker’s flying car would have retractable 12.5-foot wings, a sea-worthy hull and wheels to cruise America’s growing network of highways. Ninety-three years later, personal cars remain land-bound. Read More via Forget flying […]

A decentralized web would give power back to the people online — TechCrunch

October 9, 2016

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Timely update on how a decentralised web works for more people than a Facebook-atised walled garden model. Open lines of communication and collaboration are the way forward. Lets build it.

NASA unveils the bewildering beauty of Jupiter’s enormous polar light shows — Quartz

July 3, 2016

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Ever seen fireworks on Jupiter? It’s quite something. Astronomers have released breathtaking photos, taken with the Hubble space telescope, of Jupiter’s gigantic auroras, which are light shows caused by high-energy particles entering the planet’s atmosphere near the poles and colliding with gas atoms. They are hundreds of times more powerful than Earth’s, due largely to… via […]

Dark Waters Project Could Police World’s Marine Reserves: a Maker Faire UK Exclusive

May 1, 2015

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Occasionally a maker project comes along that makes a real difference. Barry Getty’s open source intelligent buoy ‘Bob’ is definitely in the world-changing potential bracket. The Dark Water Foundation was set up to develop open source technology for ocean exploration, conservation and education, and Bob is an intelligent buoy that collects ocean data and transmits […]

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