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3p Weekend: Designing for the Circular Economy

These four concepts — from the innovative to the simplistic — prove what’s possible when today’s best and brightest apply circular-economic thinking to everyday product design.

Ford Shows How Virtual Reality Will Change Our Lives

Ford uses virtual reality to produce cars faster, cut costs and ease collaboration between co-workers. And a look inside its impressive VR program demonstrates this technology’s potential to shake things up in the 21st century.

Science to the Rescue: Renewables Poised for New Growth Spurt

Leading members of the American business community are already transitioning to renewable energy because it makes good bottom-line sense. For now, they are using mostly off-the-shelf systems, but technology gains could revolutionize our electric grids even further.

Inside Ford’s Virtual Reality Labs

We visit Ford’s Virtual Reality labs in Dearborn, Michigan, to check out the innovative ways the automaker uses VR to bring new vehicles to market.

Ford Bets Big on Electric Vehicles, Invests In U.S. Plant

Ford’s decision to replace a new plant in Mexico with 700 new American jobs got major headlines this week. But the company’s $4.5 billion investment in vehicle electrification also deserves a closer look.

SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond

Building Tomorrow’s Eco-Home

How will tomorrow’s perfect eco-home look? With today’s record-low solar costs, it’s a pretty fair bet it will employ PV panels. But renewable energy isn’t the only defining characteristic of a sustainable home, points out Martha Bohm, assistant professor to University at Buffalo’s Department of Architecture.

This App Helps the World’s Largest Minority Group to Communicate and Thrive

Collectively, people with disabilities tend to experience greater degrees of workplace discrimination and economic hardship, especially when they can’t communicate orally. This app — created by a Brazilian father to help his daughter learn and communicate — is out to change that.

Wind and Solar Costs Are Plummeting: Now What Do We Do?

New research shows renewables are now the cheapest available sources of electricity in many areas. This flips the question of clean-versus-cost on its head. And in 2017, we may be asking: How much can we save by accelerating the renewable energy transition?

Chicago: Taking Tips from the Screwworm

As science and policy swirls around the introduction of sterile male mosquitoes to help eliminate the global scourge of malaria in some regions, Chicago has its local version.