Pico-solar lighting and solar home systems have proved themselves as revolutionary entry-level energy access technologies for low-income rural communities. These technologies have kick-started a base-of-the-pyramid push toward energy independence, and it is critical to continue this forward momentum in order to deliver a real long-term solution for rural energy and water access.
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Once we get the plastic out of the ocean, what do we do with it? Will today’s 3-D printing industry offer an option? We turn to experts for the answers.
Toyota’s dazzling red 2016 Prius twirled in the air, paused, then returned to earth. This is the spectacle that greeted the media-only audience at the 2016 Prius World Premiere in Las Vegas. It was a ritzy event, perfectly designed for people holding cameras (hint: everyone).
Call it a poorly planned intersection of values and subscription marketing, but Consumer Reports’ banner rating of the new Tesla Model S didn’t wow some readers. Can we actually say “prostitute” on air? They did.
Amazon has once again claimed dominion over the supply chain nuances of on-demand food delivery with the announcement of its newest business venture with Fresh Nation.
By turning electronics recycling into a social enterprise, members of the Impact Recyclers network are keeping e-waste out of landfills while helping people find work.
Tesla’s Model S P85D sedan just broke the record for the best car ever, according to Consumer Reports. It scored 103 out of 100 possible points. This Tesla can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds on “insane” mode. If that’s not fast enough for you, you can buy the $10,000 ludicrous mode upgrade that shaves the zero-to-60 down to 2.8 seconds.
Twitter’s recent announcement that it is setting diversity goals for 2016 is no surprise. It’s the latest tech company to ‘come clean’ about its remarkable hiring practices when it comes to women and ethnic minorities. But even with its bold leadership goals for next year, some analysts say the metrics aren’t the answer. The corporate structure that gets those numbers is what needs to change.
As a report by Verite states, “The conditions faced by foreign electronics workers in Malaysia have the potential to result in forced labor.” The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, a nonprofit coalition concerned with supply chain responsibility, has a solution.
Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs’ new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24 hours to make its goal of $50,000. (And the funding is still rising.) Intelligent planning, deep research and a lot of careful marketing put the campaign into overdrive. Oh, and a global love for cycling concepts.
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