October 19, 2019

HUNTING ILLEGAL FISHING FLEETS

Bjorn Bergman, a data analyst for environmental non-profit Global Fishing Watch, has been chasing illegal fishing fleets for years. It is estimated that around 20% of […]
May 4, 2019

NIGERIA’S ADEKUNLE GOLD

Omoba Adekunle Kosoko, better known as Adekunle Gold, is a singer, songwriter and graphic designer from Nigeria. Originally from Lagos state -in fact, he’s a prince […]
May 2, 2019

THE SPANISH CHEF PROVIDING COMFORT THROUGH FOOD AROUND THE WORLD

In 2018, Spanish chef José Andrés was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, and not only because he […]
February 27, 2019

THE WORLD’S FIRST REGULAR MEDICAL DELIVERY DRONE SYSTEM IS IN RWANDA

Zipline is a California-based startup that runs a drone delivery service that provides blood and drugs to remote medical centers in Rwanda. Its fixed-wing drones can […]
February 16, 2019

THE HOUSE THAT CURZIO BUILT

(Photo by Gabriele Basilico, 1982; Still from Spring 2018 Yves Saint Laurent campaign video by Nathalie Canguilhem) Curzio Malaparte was a controversial Italian writer, provocateur, film-maker, […]
January 2, 2019

THE WORLD’S WEALTHIEST FAMILIES, OUT TO HAVE AN IMPACT

The ImPact is a very exclusive club made up of mostly families whose wealth exceeds $700 million. Membership to this group is by invitation only. Founded […]
December 29, 2018

THE WORLD’S FIRST STORE WHERE YOU CAN BUY GIFTS FOR REFUGEES

In 2015, Europe saw the biggest influx of migrants and refugees since the second world war. Arrivals peaked at 1 million that year. Although the figures […]
December 22, 2018

USING LIVE DATA AND TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE NUMBER OF LANDINGS AT AIRPORTS

Time Based Separation (TBS) is a new operating procedure for airports developed by UK’s NATS (National Air Traffic Services) and Leidos (an American defense, aviation and […]
December 19, 2018

VERA, AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ROBOT CAN HIRE HUMANS 10 TIMES FASTER THAN HUMANS

(Image showing avatar for artificial intelligence, created by Auckland-based company Soul Machines) Robot Vera is an AI-based software technology developed by St. Petersburg-based Russian startup Stafory. […]
November 17, 2018

HOW UBER EATS REINVENTS THE RESTAURANT AND FOOD DELIVERY BUSINESSES AT THE SAME TIME

Uber Eats has created a new business model in much the same way that Uber created a transportation network service. In Uber Eats, users order their […]
November 10, 2018

THE BANANA COULD BECOME EXTINCT SOON

In 1826, English gardener and architect Joseph Paxton was appointed head gardener at Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire. He was just 20 when he started working for […]
September 17, 2018

UNA REFLEXIÓN SOBRE EL TIEMPO, DESPUÉS DE VER “LA GRANDE BELLEZZA”

La manera más práctica y sencilla de concebir y medir el tiempo es entendiéndolo de manera lineal. Sin embargo, cuando varía el punto de vista, cuando […]
August 31, 2018

THE AUTOMATED MATRIX

Ocado is the world’s largest online grocery retailer, with more than 580,000 active customers and more than £1 billion in sales annually. Because the British company […]
August 16, 2018

URANIUM CAN BE EXTRACTED FROM SEAWATER

Uranium, a chemical element widely used in nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons, occurs naturally in nature -in soil, rock and water- but only in tiny […]
August 16, 2018

ALGORITHMS HELPING PREVENT CRIME IN CHICAGO

(Photo: Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP) Amazon manages stock in its massive warehouses using algorithms. Chances are a book you are going to end up […]
August 16, 2018

HOW ICELAND IS TURNING CO2 INTO MINERALS

(Photo: Gretar Ivarsson) In an effort to reduce their carbon emissions, many coal plants bury it in the ground. This process is, however, complicated. It involves […]

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