How Vertical Farming is Revolutionizing the Way We Grow Food

Traditional farming is taking a huge toll on the environment—a problem that’s set to worsen due to our ever-growing global population. Yet there are some high-tech solutions. Here’s what you need to know about the burgeoning practice of controlled-environment agriculture and how it’s set to change everything from the… »9/14/15 2:00pm9/14/15 2:00pm


A first: An electric car has been awarded Motor Trend’s top prize

If anyone ever doubted that electric cars were the future, those concerns can now officially be laid to rest. Tesla's luxury Sedan, the Model S, has just captured one of the auto industry's most prestigious awards by taking home Motor Trend's Car of the Year honors for 2013. It marks the first time that an electric… »11/14/12 4:00pm11/14/12 4:00pm

World's first commercial vertical farm opens in Singapore

The prospect of growing crops in vertical farms directly inside of cities has been on the collective wish-list of environmentalists, sustainable developers, and futurists for quite some time now. And now it looks like it's finally starting to happen. Land-strapped Singapore has opened its first vertical farm — an… »10/25/12 5:40pm10/25/12 5:40pm

How soon can we use the oceans to quench the world's thirst?

Which each passing year, the world gets thirstier. As the human population continues to grow, and becomes more urbanized, our sources of drinkable water get pushed to their limits. The solution? Desalination — the process of removing salt from ocean water. But given the tremendous costs and energy requirements of… »8/24/12 2:30pm8/24/12 2:30pm