Halo is a cute, aesthetic phone stand that doubles as a charger. It is completely made of wood, for minimalists who appreciate a more natural look for their phone accessories. It comes as either a wireless or a wire phone charger, but it’s similar to a charging pad. It has a suction cup so it […]

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Le Dr. Alexander Osterwalder nous fait l’honneur de venir au Wagon Bordeaux. Il nous explique en détail le fonctionnement de son Business Model Canvas utilisé dans le monde entier et comment l’exploiter avec le Value Proposition Canvas. Il aborde tout un tas […]

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Could we cure climate change? Geoengineering researcher Tim Kruger wants to try. He shares one promising possibility: using natural gas to generate electricity in a way that takes carbon dioxide out of the air. Learn more — both the potential and the risks — about this controversial field that seeks creative, deliberate and large-scale intervention […]

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A simple recording of a mosquito’s buzz on a cell phone could contribute to a global-scale mosquito tracking map of unprecedented detail. The Prakash Labat Stanford, led by Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bioengineering, is looking for citizen scientists to contribute to Abuzz, a mosquito monitoring platform the lab developed to produce the most detailed […]

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This device lets you pour wine without busting the cork.

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Lots of restaurants these days have unique items that have customers whipping out their phones to take a pic and share it with their friends. But Sugar Factory takes the cake when it comes to Instagrammable food and drinks, with a broad range of colorful, and visually stunning items to choose from on its menu. […]

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Many people believe we call the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” because many stores become profitable on the huge shopping day and go “into the black.” The true origins of the term are a bit darker. Following is a transcript of the video. Why is it called “Black Friday”? Most people know Black Friday as […]

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More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. […]

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About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our […]

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“I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth,” says global strategist Parag Khanna. As our expanding cities grow ever more connected through transportation, energy and communications networks, we evolve from geography to what he calls “connectography.” This emerging global network civilization holds the promise of reducing pollution and inequality — and even […]

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