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Shweeb Bike Monorail

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Pedal-powered monorail technology receives $1.05 million investment from Google.

Alright, this does seem a bit too sci-fi for our world. But something about it is also very appealing, and people are taking notice. Inhabitat reports that Google just invested $1.05 million into Shweeb's bike monorail system, in which cyclists ride in clear tubes attached to monorail track, pedaling themselves along at relatively high speeds. The system is currently in place in New Zealand,......read more

Ozant Kamaci: Pause

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Toronto-based photographer juxtaposes technology and nature.

In 'Pause,' a collection of images from Ozant Kamaci, the Toronto-based photographer captures individual planes as they fly behind trees. Mining the fertile ground between reality and illusion, the pictures take the viewer to unexpected places. There are both color and black-and-white collections in the series. Both are great. In Kamaci's own words, the photos depict "the......read more

On The Boardwalk

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Wind panel tech may be the answer to turbine issues.

Ah Uhuru, you clever scamps, you've done it again. The Brooklyn furniture designers, who we featured in our SHOP section earlier this year, make functional yet whimsical designs from materials that have been "reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, reused or otherwise rejected from their original function." We love that sort of thing, of course, so we're pretty excited about Coney......read more

Can Desalination Solve World Water Woes?

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New technologies offer promise for expensive process of making saltwater fresh.

"Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink."- Samuel Coldridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 There may be plenty of water on our blue planet, but the vast majority (almost 98%) is unfit for human use. Today, an estimated three hundred million people now meet their water needs with water that is too salty to drink. And the situation isn't getting any better.......read more

A Comment on Green Tech

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A CBS Evening News piece triggered an old friend to write an email that we thought warrants a SHFT post in its entirety.

Did you see the CBS Evening News piece last night on Green Technology and China? It is worth watching. To me this story represents the crossroads point of environmental change, technology, economy and politics. Actually, it is the following formula: technology + economics + politics + consumer drive = environmental change. Why I think the story is so interesting is in front of our very eyes is......read more

Ars Natura: Cathedral Energy

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Helsinki Cathedral to house new hi-tech source of energy

The cavern beneath Helsinki's beautiful Uspenski Cathedral will soon shelter a brand new server farm for local technology company Academica and along with it, a new source of heating for homes in the area. The waste heat from the IT center will be captured and channeled into Helsinki's district heating system. It is estimated that the IT sector accounts for as much as 3% of total......read more

Will FarmVille save the world?

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Zynga’s massively successful Facebook game proves social media technology could have a major hand to play in the new digital economy.

Seeds of ChangeA few years ago I made a pronouncement on a social media panel that digital goods would redefine the way we do charitable giving online. Needless to say, there were snickers. After all, how could "throwing a beer" at someone or giving someone a "fluffy kitty" for their birthday really amount to anything, especially at a $1 price point? But now, thanks to Zynga,......read more

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