From flexible flashlights to genetically engineered fertilizers, San Jose's Tech Museum names the 25 most do-goody projects of the year
By Lauren AaronsonPosted 09.22.2008 at 5:48 pm 0 Comments
The TV show Heroes didn't win an Emmy this weekend, but that's okay. Awards of a different kind have just been handed out to real heroes: people who are using technology to help those in need. The Tech Museum in San Jose recently announced its annual Tech Award Laureates, a group of 25 organizations doing innovative work in the areas of health, the environment, education, economic development and equality.
Two college students develop an idea that could solve two of the world's major problems: a lack of affordable housing and an overabundance of plastic bottles
By Lauren AaronsonPosted 04.21.2008 at 2:24 pm 7 Comments
People around the world guzzle about 50 billion gallons of bottled water a year, and then toss billions of those plastic bottles into the trash heap instead of the recycling bin. Matt Naples and Peter Zummo think they can take this lemon of a fact and turn it into lemonade—or rather, take those discarded water bottles and turn them into chairs, shelves, or houses for the worlds poor.