Will The Taisun Tower Become the Greenest Building on the Planet?

When the Taichung Airport in Taiwan was relocated, city planners set about redeveloping the area into "a vibrant oasis" that showed off the latest and greatest in green technology and focusing on sustainable, symbiotic strategies. The result—the zero-emission Bionic-Arch. » 9/13/11 7:20pm 9/13/11 7:20pm

Affordable, Self-Adjustable Glasses for the World's Poorest Are in Sight

Two and a half years on, and the British atomic physicist who invented these optician-less adjustable glasses is now working with the World Bank and the Dow Corning Corporation to supply 200 million pairs to African and Asian schoolchildren. » 5/23/11 5:20am 5/23/11 5:20am

Asian Vegetable-Sellers Don't Let a Little Thing Like a Passing Train…

How close is too close when selling fruit and veg beside a train line? A foot away from the tracks? For these Asian market-sellers, the tracks themselves are valuable store-shelves for their wares. Make sure you watch until the end to see them spring back into business like nothing actually happened! [YouTube via… » 4/15/11 5:20am 4/15/11 5:20am

Steve Jobs, 1996: "Apple Will Be the Nike of Consumer Electronics"

With working conditions and security policy down Apple's supply chain under serious fire, an Apple insider reached out to us. Apple's blasé attitude toward its manufacturers' labor practices, he says, is old news. » 2/19/10 10:44am 2/19/10 10:44am

Hop-On 1800 $10 GSM Cell Phone is a Phone You Won't Mind Losing

For those of you who don't consider the cell phone a status symbol, and could do without live updates on mysterious Apple cargo ships, comes the "disposable" 1800 from Hop-On. The $10 GSM phone is another in a long line of cheap, no frills Hop-On cell phones, but before you decry the company for creating more e-waste,… » 5/25/08 11:00am 5/25/08 11:00am