Archive for October, 2011

Internet responsible for 2 per cent of global energy usage

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The World at 7 Billion

This month, the 7 billionth person will be born on a planet already strapped for resources. To mark this extraordinary milestone, lets explore the most pressing population issues of the day, from the quest for sustainable energy sources to a look at what our biggest cities could look like in the decades to come. Read the rest of this entry »


How Economic Inequality Is (Literally) Making Us Sick

Imagine there was one changeable factor that affected virtually every measure of a country’s health— including life expectancy, crime rates, addiction, obesity, infant mortality, stroke, academic achievement, happiness and even overall prosperity. Indeed, this factor actually exists. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Will It Take To Become The Internet’s Next Big Thing?

It will take some big and different thinking to change the Internet world again. Not everyone with an idea spins it into the 10 million user triumph that is Foursquare, the over-200 million that is Twitter and the staggering 800 million that use Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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Comparing India and China

How the Asian superpowers compare on various measures of development. Read the rest of this entry »


Movies of the Mind: Using Brain Scans to See What Others Think

While it only works now with clips from actual movies, researchers have taken a major step in decoding what people see in their mind’s eye.

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The Great Tech War Of 2012

Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon battle for the future of the innovation economy. Read the rest of this entry »