Archive for October, 2011
How much energy does the internet use? Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
How the Asian superpowers compare on various measures of development. Read the rest of this entry »
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.