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  • Valerie Keller And Cheryl Grise On The Need For Purpose-Driven Businesses

    January 1, 1970 12:00 AM 182

    Valerie Keller and Cheryl Grise of the newly-formed EY Beacon Institute stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to talk about the need for purpose in the workplace. Grise said millennials entering the workforce today are "looking for more than creating products and services, they're looking for creating products and services for well-being

  • Scientists Figure Out How To Scale Walls Like Spider-Man

    January 1, 1970 12:00 AM 181 5

    If you're a big Spider-Man fan, you're going to love this: A team of researchers at Stanford has developed a way to scale glass walls using pads that attach to a person's hands. The team is part of Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory, a research group that previously created vertically climbing robots. The inspiration behind

  • Scientists Say They've Figured Out Why Starfish Are Melting

    January 1, 1970 12:00 AM 189

    From Mexico to Alaska, starfish have been mysteriously melting for more than a year. When a starfish first gets sick, its arms pretzel up and white lesions form on its skin. Next, the starfish, normally plush with water absorbed to keep its shape, starts to deflate. Then suddenly, its limbs begin falling off. Once symptoms start, it can take only a few days for the starfish

  • Roads? Where We're Going ..

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 162

    The transportation company is planning to test a program called Uber Elevate, an on-demand network of vertical-takeoff-and-landing electric air taxis for urban areas, as early as 2020. A Silicon Valley company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is working on the Kitty Hawk Flyer, an electric aircraft designed to operate over water and doesn't require

  • Seoul's Garden In the Sky

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 144

    South Korea's Seoullo 7017 Skygarden, which opened in late May, is exactly that: a garden in the sky. The over 3,000-ft.-long "plant village" is built on a former highway overpass that runs through the center of the capital, not unlike New York City's High Line. Dutch studio MVRDV won a government commission to build the park two years ago and designed

  • How Businesses Are Planning the Future of American Pot

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 190

    Beer has its Budweiser. Cigarettes have Marlboro. And now, from Nevada to Massachusetts, pioneers in the legal-marijuana industry are vying to create big-name brands for pot. When the legalization movement began years ago, its grassroots activists envisioned a nation where mom-and-pop dispensaries would freely sell small amounts of bud to cancer patients