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Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks
Inventions

Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks

The Soofa not only charges devices on-the-go, but captures environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour.
Geoff Weiss
Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone
Legal Center

Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'
Nina Zipkin
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Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads
Legal Center

Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads

The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.
Geoff Weiss
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Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear
Technology

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell
This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads
Far Out Tech

This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads

Get this: An innovative billboard from a university in Peru cleans the air around it. Yup.
Nina Zipkin
Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products
Apple

Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products

The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.
Benjamin Kabin
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments
Far Out Tech

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
Geoff Weiss
3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern
Environment

3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness.
Matthew Toren
Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'
Legal Center

Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.
Geoff Weiss
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'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords
Food Businesses

'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.
Kate Taylor
Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?
Environment

Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

If K-Cups are considered the future of coffee, new research is calling into question the future of the K-Cup.
Geoff Weiss
The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs
Environment

The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups.
Andrew Winston
Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program
Environment

Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program

Win over leadership as well as rank and file workers with clear overarching objectives, specific goals winning plans and preliminary results from test groups.
Diana Glassman
McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.
Sustainability

McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far.
Kate Taylor