Bjarke Ingels’ architecture is luxurious, sustainable and community-driven. At TEDxEast he shows us his playful designs, from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant.
“Asi es la vida,” Colombians often say. That’s life… while the rain slows things down, kids often don’t go to school, business close in the rain, the streets full of vendors empty out, if you are caught out in the rain you’ll duck into a café until it passes… then life goes on. I must say, though, I am very greatful that I packed an umbrella.
This is a video I made of my recent trip through Asia, it just begins to capture the beauty of the culture, people, and environment there. I can’t wait to return someday…
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) successfully captured a movie of the “Full Earth-Rise.” The first “Earth-rise” was captured by the Apollo project but did not show all of the globe. This time, a “full Earth-rise” was taken in faraway space, some 380,000 km away from the Earth. This is the world’s first successful shooting of such a Full Earth-Rise. It was also very precious because it was one of only two chances in a year for the KAGUYA to capture a Full Earth-Rise when the orbits of the Moon, the Earth, the Sun and the KAGUYA are all lined up.
After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately — all for free.
The Imaginary Foundation is a think tank from Switzerland that does experimental research on new ways of thinking and the power of the imagination. They hold dear a belief in human potential and seek progress in all directions. The small clandestine team is headed up by the mysterious “Director,” a 70-something Uber-intellectual whose father founded the Dadaist movement. Avoiding direct publicity, the team has sought clothing as an unlikely vehicle for bringing their ideas beyond the academic realm and into popular culture.
IfH (Intelligence For Humanity) is a new initiative that responds to the need for answers on how to cope with the complex social challenges that are emerging around the world. IfH experts in social and information sciences, complex systems and open-source intelligence combined with their experience in cross-cultural research, policy and management, offers the realistic knowledge base needed to deliver pragmatic, relevant and sustainable solutions.
I created Viva Oliva with a simple mission: to provide you with outstanding ultra premium oils, balsamic vinegars and gourmet foods. My colleagues and I take great pride in what we do, with a total commitment to providing you with with a wonderful culinary experience.
FarmHack offers farmers new opportunities to work together on tools and innovations that will make our farms more sustainable and efficient. We also seek to collaborate with engineers, designers, architects and other non-farmer allies who want to help strengthen sustainable agriculture. Mainstream agricultural research and development tries to solve farmers’ problems with top-down, chemical and energy-intensive inventions. FarmHack seeks to solve problems by helping our community of farmers to be better inventors, developing tools that fit the scale and their ethics of our sustainable family farms.