Saltwater Brewery was a regular microbrewery that made great craft beer - packaged with the usual plastic six pack rings. As fishermen who saw firsthand the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean, though, they felt they needed to make a change to help marine animals. They came up with the idea to create edible six pack rings made of biodegradable materials left over from the brewing process. Now, they’ve created a new company, E6PR, to sell their “Eco Six Pack Rings” to other companies like Corona that want to help clean up the oceans and improve their sustainability.
Working toward sustainability, cities are searching for ways to make funerals more eco-friendly. Green burials and human composting could be the solution.
Earthquakes and hurricanes kill thousands of people a year - but they don't have to. Elizabeth Hausler, founder of Build Change, has spent years identifying the barriers to safe housing worldwide. Here, she shares how we can overcome them to create hurricane and earthquake proof buildings. When we think about what kills people in natural disasters, we might think of floods, fires or car accidents. But, surprisingly, most...
He doesn’t surf, he doesn’t code, but he’s hacking surfboard fins to combat climate change and it’s working. Meet Andy Stern, citizen scientist and founder of Smartfin. He's brought together surfers and oceanographers to create a smart surfboard fin that's collecting vital data to track and fight climate change. As far as oceans go, the environmental crisis doesn't just affect the icebergs - it affects all of us. Surfers...
For many cancer patients, being treated at home is just as safe, more affordable, and more convenient than being treated in a clinical setting.
Borderlands Books is the largest English-language sci-fi, mystery, and horror book store in the world. Mission: Comics and Art is a combination comic book shop and art gallery. Both were preparing to close up shop in a tough retail environment as costs rose. Alan Beatts called a community meeting of his customers. A new idea came out of it - selling store memberships. After an outpouring of support, he sold hundreds of...
Uber turned off the emergency braking function in its self-driving cars because of "erratic vehicle behavior."
The only way to make self-driving cars safer is to take the risk of more testing.
The story of Vicarious' mission to build the world's first human-level artificial intelligence and use it to help humanity thrive.