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The Six Most Ingenious Things Humans Are Doing This Week

Diane Ackerman | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Diane Ackerman

The sheer number of people on the planet means exponentially more brainpower; so, as a species, we're sparking many more ideas. Thanks to the digital revolution, people are busily batting ideas around the Internet, where they carom and entangle like subatomic particles.

Innovation: Homelessness to Tsunamis

Frank Bonafilia | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Frank Bonafilia

A backpack bed for homeless people. Artificial intelligence that can write newspaper stories as well as humans. A soccer ball that can provide light t...

The Life Out Loud: Projecting Change

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Unlike Sundance, SXSW, and other well-known festivals where the objective is for filmmakers to find distributors for and generate buzz about their movies, the goal of Projecting Change is to provide a platform for dialogue about today's most pressing social issues.

Kia Makarechi

Using Play To Light Up Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact

It started out simply enough. As classmates at Harvard, Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman took a class on engineering for non-engineering stude...

Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Could Reduce Kerosene Use, According To Harvard Students

The New York Times | JIM WITKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four Harvard students are betting that the popularity of soccer around the globe can help reduce the use of kerosene. They came up with the idea for ...