Sustainability

Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

What is biohacking and why should we care?

"Biohacker" Dave Asprey demonstrates a headband that he claims electrically stimulates blood to reach the front of the brain to improve cognition. Photo by Jason Lelchuk

The big question about biohacking is, what is it? That’s a question my editors and my friends all asked me as I prepared a story for the PBS NewsHour on this new biology term. And when I answered them, they still didn’t quite get it. So I’ll try again, with some help from the folks I talked to in recent weeks.

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Are We Approaching Robotic Consciousnesses?

The field of artificial intelligence and robotics has experienced the first scientifically provable self aware robot. This is worlds worst nightmare.. or is it? In this video you’ll learn all about how this was achieved, what the real implications of what went down, and then we’ll answer some further questions.

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How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

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Steps you can take at home to reduce your impact on global warming

Dear EarthTalk: How can I measure—and then improve—my overall “carbon footprint?” What are the major areas of one’s daily life that one measures?
— Andy Fusco, Passaic, NJ

With global warming dominating so many headlines today, it’s no surprise that many of us are looking to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases our activities produce.

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Catching Waves and Turning Them Into Electricity

An artist’s rendering of experimental buoys made by Carnegie Wave Energy. The buoys harness the motion of waves  off Australia and use it to create electricity and desalinate water CreditCarnegie Wave Energy Limited

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This self-filling water bottle is the ultimate in vaporware

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Austrian startup Fontus is developing a novel water bottle that is vaporware in just about every sense of the phrase. Not only does it not yet exist in the marketplace, but it is claimed to literally pull water vapor out of the air to fill itself.

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