Can Eating Cows Save the Planet?

It’s no secret that industrial animal agriculture is a disaster for the planet. And cows raised for beef are particularly problematic. According to one important source, global livestock systems, including the crops grown to feed them, are estimated by scientists to produce almost 13% of global climate emissions. This is over half of all agricultural …[continue reading]

Kids can teach themselves

Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own — and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?   ABOUT THE SPEAKER     Sugata Mitra · Education researcher Educational researcher Sugata Mitra …[continue reading]

How to run a company with (almost) no rules

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on …[continue reading]

Quantum computing explained with a deck of cards | Dario Gil, IBM Research

We are moving rapidly toward quantum computing. How does the technology work and what does it mean for our future? Scientist Dario Gil, VP of Science and Solutions at IBM, provides clarity on this complex topic. David Morczinek gives the introduction. The MIT Venture Capital + Innovation Conference is held annually in February at the …[continue reading]

How Quantum Computers Could Change the World

Ever wanted to understand how quantum computers work – and what they may imply for our future, being that their processing power could be great enough to model and to create simulations of the universe? You’re in luck, because this excellent video by Aussie YouTuber ColdFusion makes it easy to understand. Quantum mechanics is a field of …[continue reading]