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Units of Inquiry. Algae streetlights ‘eat’ CO2 from the air. Integrated Sustainability. We provide a full range of sustainability and innovation services for organizations, cities, and industry.

Integrated Sustainability

We consult, research, design, and manage. Our team includes a wide range of disciplines to thoroughly synchronize with our client's ambitions and reality. Because we seek optimal solutions for each situation, the results of our work are diverse, ranging from a sustainable sushi menu for a local restaurant to transformation trajectories for cities. What is always the same is our approach; we apply the Symbiosis in Development (SiD) framework, which is a working process and a range of tools to find the root cause of issues and powerful systemic levers for change. SiD takes into account all aspects of a challenge, and enables a deeper understanding of the complex systems around us, involving stakeholders into the process.

Airpod concept car that runs on compressed air. Tata Motors has been showing off a new concept car that runs on compressed air and will give you 125 miles per full tank of…well, air.

Airpod concept car that runs on compressed air

The three-wheeler is controlled via a joystick rather than a steering wheel and utilises pneumatic motors, which use pressurised air to drive the car’s pistons. Tata Motors says the Airpod concept car can reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour. But this vehicle is not about speed, it’s about economy. A full tank requires 175 litres of compressed air at a cost of just one euro, which Tata Motors says will provide 125 miles of travel.

MEGATRENDS: The 6 Gamechangers That Will Change The World In The Next Decades. Jefferies: Seven China Megatrends. The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910. In 1910, French artist Villemard produced a series of illustrations depicting what life might be like in the year 2000.

The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910

Yeah, he pretty much nailed it. Bio-Hackers, Get Ready. When I speak to technical founders, they often look back with fondness to days of tinkering with a Commodore 64 or Hypercard.

Bio-Hackers, Get Ready

But perhaps tomorrow’s founders will experiment with a very different kind of code — the genetic code that underlies how everything from one-celled organisms to humans develop and behave. A pair of companies in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood and Tel Aviv are positioning themselves as the “Wintel” of the bio-hacking era. One company, called Genome Compiler, builds software for designing synthetic life forms, while the other, Cambrian Genomics, is experimenting with ways to cheaply laser print DNA. IMEC and UGent unveil breakthrough in augmented reality contact lens.

Technology - Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years. Future Timeline. Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks. Search Engines. Jonathan Franzen is confused about climate change, but then, lots of people are. COMMIT (COMMIT_nl) SUPERMAX PRISONS. ACTIVISM. India. Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines.

Mind mapping. Pirate Bay. - Our Reason is Security. Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets - Technology. By Jeffrey R.

Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets - Technology

Young Washington Computer networks proved their organizing power during the recent uprisings in the Middle East, in which Facebook pages amplified street protests that toppled dictators. Centre for Research on Globalization. North Korea. Diasporial. Regime forces attack Bahraini mourners. Regime forces attack Bahraini mourners.

Regime forces attack Bahraini mourners

News On Japan. Electricity & Energy. Double Feature. Che Guevara’s legacy & world revolution. By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire Published Oct 5, 2011 8:20 PM.

Che Guevara’s legacy & world revolution

NATO. Alter-Globalization.


Days of Infamy. Blogs. Letter to the Chilean Government « Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) To: Chilean Government 19 August, 2011 Mr.

Letter to the Chilean Government « Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET)

Sebastian Piñera President of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago- Chile c/- Diego Velasco von Pilgrimm Minister Counselor, Consul General of Chile in Melbourne, Australia>Level 13, 390 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004. Dear Mr. Fukushima... Protest Watch. WIKILEAKS PHENOMENA. Israeli flag torn down at Cairo embassy. Protest.Net: A calendar of protest, meetings, and conferences.

‘A Child’s View From Gaza’ — art the Israel lobby doesn’t want you to see. Oct. 6, Freedom Plaza May Feel a Bit Like Tahrir Square. Prison shouldn't be a death penalty - The Drum Opinion. Find More Stories Prison shouldn't be a death penalty Sam Biondo The Ombudsman's report released last week into the state of health care for Victorian prisoners ought to serve as a wake-up call to the State Government.

The picture painted by the report tells of overcrowded prisons, where mental health issues such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression are rife; along with alcohol and drug issues, sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis C. The report's findings back up what the sector has known and observed for many years. There are a range of evidence-based programs and treatment systems such as needle-and-syringe programs and opioid substitution programs that would serve to reduce the death toll seen in our prisons. Rejoice! And hail to the true victors of Libya's revolution - The Drum Opinion.

Find More Stories Rejoice! And hail to the true victors of Libya's revolution John Pilger On September 13, one of the world's biggest arms fairs opens in London, backed by the British government. On September 8, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a preview entitled "Middle East: A vast market for UK defence and security companies". Minustah's filthy record in Haiti. How much is a Haitian life worth to the UN?

Minustah's filthy record in Haiti

Apparently, not even an apology. On 6 August, a unit of the 12,000 member United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (Minustah) based in the central plateau city of Hinche was caught dumping faeces and other waste in holes a few feet from a river where people bathe and drink. After complaints by locals and an investigation by journalists, city officials burned the waste near the Guayamouc river.