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Fukushima Cotton: Sowing the seeds of change

In 2011 the Fukushima region of Japan was devastated by an earthquake and nuclear disaster. Six years on, the residents have begun to rebuild their lives and are producing bespoke, Japanese cotton to create Lush Koi and Mixed Fruit Knot Wraps. The Great East Japan earthquake and its aftermath made agricultural land in Fukushima difficult to farm. The effects of the tsunami and nuclear disaster left soil with a...

31 Mar 11:41 AM 0 Read More...

Emma Watson

Emma Watson is an English actress. She rose to prominence as Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter series. Watson has promoted education for girls. In July 2014, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. In September, she delivered an address at UN Headquarters helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which is a solidarity campaign for gender equality, aiming to engage men as agents of change for t...

21 Mar 11:30 AM 0 Read More...

Treepedia - An awesome assistant for city greening

Using Google Street View, this project from MIT shows where cities need to do more planting. A new project called Treepedia uses an algorithm and Google Street View to map trees in cities, making it possible to see the stark differences in greenery between streets and cities as a whole. In the first stage of the project, the researchers mapped greenery in 12 cities. Green dots on each map indicate higher ...

22 Feb 4:38 PM 0 Read More...

Lady Gaga

Abstract: Lady Gaga is a renowned American pop singer. She is also a songwriter, record producer, activist, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazine's Artists of the Year, she is regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazine and was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Besides her musical career, she involves ...

20 Feb 10:05 AM 0 Read More...

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42'

 Xavier Niel, a French entrepreneur  of France's second-largest Internet service provider built a free program design school USA called [42] in Fremont, near Silicon Valley, California in July 2016. The school does not ask for academic qualifications, does not charge any tuition fee, no professor, no diploma, only the learning content. Neil plans to reach 10,000 students in five years. Neil has been hoping to cl...

15 Feb 11:16 AM 0 Read More...

The First Fertile Newspaper "The Mainichi Shimbusha"

In Japan, one of the most famous national dailies invented a one hundred percent sustainable newspaper, "The Mainichi ". You can rip up the paper into small pieces, plant it in a regular flower pot, water it and in a few days – “poof” you got a new plant. This invention is called “Green Newspaper” and was invented by the publisher of the famous Japanese daily, The Mainichi Shimbunsha. How th...

09 Feb 4:15 PM 0 Read More...

Roger Federer

Roger Federer  is a Swiss professional tennis player in professional tennis who is regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer has reached 27 men's singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open, both statistics being records. In 2003, he established the Roger Federer Foundation(RFF) to help disadvantaged children and to...

02 Feb 11:24 AM 0 Read More...

‘The Waste Bench’ - Trash And Treasure The Game

Eindhoven Design Academy graduate Wouter Vastenow looks at how cleaning up the streets can be changed from a chore to an inviting game for people passing by. With the ‘De Afvalbank’ or ‘The Waste Bench’, Vastenow attempts to make cleaning up the streets fun. The bench acts like a regular piece of street furniture, with a clever extra feature. Kick a piece of rubbish into the slot in the base and it will ...

27 Jan 11:04 AM 0 Read More...