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.
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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.
Consumer electronics, connectivity, and the Internet of Things will reshape our cars and our relationship with transportation for decades to come.
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.
The Department of Energy estimates that $100 billion in public- and private-sector investment could fully modernize the American energy grid and save consumers $2 trillion over the next 20 years. Lynn Scarlett of the Nature Conservancy explains more.
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.
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When it comes to green aviation, most of us think about how the planes and engines are becoming more efficient (and they are!). But advancements in ground-based operations can make aviation even more sustainable.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
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.
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.
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?
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.
Facebook’s Peter Thiel has maneuvered his data mining company Palantir into a top position, but risks undermining his pro-privacy, libertarian principles.