Places with the most lethal air quality

Here’s where you’re most likely to die from air pollution
John Metcalfe, grist.org

Click to embiggen.Where on Earth are you most likely to die early from air pollution? NASA provides the answer with this mortally serious view of the planet, and it is: lots of places.Like tar stains on a healthy lung, the sickly yellow and…

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Glaxo intrapreneurs convince big pharma to help developing world

Turning Big Pharma Toward The Developing World, From The Inside
BY MARZENA ZUKOWSKA, fastcoexist.com

How three intrapreneurs at GlaxoSmithKline created a program to help diagnose disease in places without access to medicine, and how they convinced the company to support it.

How many high-end research sci­en­tists does it take to make a dent in …

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iBeetle: Apple meets Volkswagen

Volkswagen and Apple come together in the iBeetle
David Szondy, gizmag.com

With the burgeoning Chinese car market seeing a large percentage of cars being snapped up by younger people, it’s no surprise Volkswagen chose the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show as the location for the world première of its iBeetle – a marriage of…

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CrowdMed: how crowds will diagnose rare diseases

How crowds, not doctors or supercomputers, could diagnose rare diseases
Ki Mae Heussner, gigaom.com

When it comes to seri­ous med­ical con­di­tions, you prob­a­bly want a doc­tor – or at least a med­ical­ly trained super­com­put­er – deliv­er­ing your diag­no­sis. But CrowdMed, a start­up launched in pub­lic beta at TEDMED on Tues­day, is show­i…

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How airplane toilets flush

How Airplane Toilets Flush
core77.com

While I’ve always suspected that this is what happens when you flush the toilet on a plane……but apparently it’s a little more complicated than that. Zodiac Aerospace (remember their “recline forward” airplane seats?) has their own Water and Wa…

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Industries that lose the most data

The Companies and Countries Losing Their Data
Our Editors, hbr.org

With China hacking the US, the US hacking China, and LinkedIn and Facebook and credit card companies and Google and who knows who else all vomiting our data all over the web, I was intrigued when a new report on data loss ran across my desk from…

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Secret lives of animals captured by motion sensitive digicams

Secret Lives of Wild Animals Captured by 1 Million Camera-Trap Images
Brandon Keim, wired.com

Thanks to motion-triggered digital camera traps, scientists have a powerful tool for studying reclusive animals in remote, inaccessible areas — and also for generating animated .gifs of gorillas scratching their stomachs.

Brandon Keim

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China’s growth at all cost policies and cancer villages

China now has up to 400 “cancer villages,” and the government only just admitted it
Gwynn Guilford, qz.com

China’s “growth at all costs” approach to devel­op­ment has meant indus­tries can spew waste pret­ty much wher­ev­er they want. Drink­ing water sources? Sure. Farm­land? Fine. That approach has poi­soned entire towns, send­ing can­cer rates…

China now has up to 400 “cancer villages,” and the government only just admitted it – Quartz http://flip.it/rUe4B http://flip.it/S9Y10

World’s most industrious lazy man outsources all of his work to China

English: The People's Republic of China (green...
English: The People’s Republic of China (green) and its claimed territory (lighter green). Русский: Китайская Народная Республика (зелёный). ‪中文(简体)‬: 中华人民共和国(深绿色)及其宣称拥有主权的地区(浅绿色)。 ‪中文(繁體)‬: 中華人民共和國(深綠色)及其宣稱擁有主權的地區(淺綠色)。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andrew Cunningham, arstechnica.com

We all know how much of a grind the old 9-to-5 can be. You wake up early, spend the first hour of your morning stuck in traffic, and then you’re stuck doing the same boring old thing until it’s time to go home in the same traffic, go to bed, and w…

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World’s most industrious lazy man outsources all of his work to China

Japan’s quiet, clean demolition technique generates clean energy

Japan’s quiet, clean demolition technique generates clean energy
By Liat Clark, wired.co.uk

Technology

A Japan­ese con­struc­tion com­pa­ny is using giant jacks and electricity-generating cranes to dis­man­tle a high-rise tower in Tokyo, floor by floor.

Tai­sei Cor­po­ra­tion is using its Eco­log­i­cal Repro­duc­tion Sys­tem (Tecorep…

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For China’s driving test, be ready for almost anything

(via For China’s driving test, be ready for almost anything – Washington Post)