Parag Khanna [ TED Vancouver ] I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth. Think of the planet like a human body that we inhabit. The skeleton is the transportation system of roads and railways, bridges and tunnels, air and seaports that enable our mobility across the continents. The vascular system that powers the body are the oil and gas
Mash up [ Visible Order ] China’s Hubei Province opened their Firefly-themed Park in May — but the pictures just got here. So you’ll have to plan your trips for next year, because by early October the mating season is over. Whether you can make it to Hubei Province or not, I think you will agree that this calls for a global renaissance
GE transportation is a division of general electric they manufacture equipment for marine mining and railways as well the company says involved in more than 15 major well project across Africa and they’ve announced African investment of more than 45 billion dollars in just the past five years Russell Stokes is the president and CEO of that division he’s been with GE for
Copenhagen [ CleanTechnica ] Every day, in Denmark’s capitol city of Copenhagen, cyclists travel the equivalent of 1,000 times around the world. Every day. 1.27 million kilometers a day, 789,000 miles. Think of the calories burned! Think of the dopamine! We are talking 5 bikes for every 4 people. More bikes than people. 650,000 bikes for 520,000 people. 5 bikes for every car.
Victor Kotsev [ Fast Company ] This Weird Bike Just Raised $973,764 On A $50,000 Kickstarter Goal. Halfbike II is a foldable, standing vehicle. It’s both one of the world’s strangest bicycles and astonishingly popular on Kickstarter: Halfbike II by Kolelinia has raised $973,764 on a $50,000 goal.Halfbike II looks like an odd crossover between a unicycle and a skateboard, and is ridden
Theaster Gates [ TED Vancouver ] I’m a potter, which seems like a fairly humble vocation. I know a lot about pots. I’ve spent about 15 years making them. One of the things that really excites me in my artistic practice and being trained as a potter is that you very quickly learn how to make great things out of nothing; that I
Mash-up [ Siberian Times ] Russian Railways has announced a proposal for a Trans-Eurasian belt to span the entire length of Russia and link into existing networks in Europe and Asia. This would create the first ever modern route from the Pacific Ocean in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. According to the Russian Academy of Science, the project is