Those tiny plastic USB memory sticks you've got on your desk or skulking in your laptop bag's pocket are soon to be relegated to the past. Innovation, and the mobile tech revolution, is to blame. Don't be sad—read why.
Despite what some right-wingers would have you think, we’re making quick work of the planet. (Check out J Henry Fair’s environmental photos for some arresting evidence.) Swapping out incandescent bulbs for energy-saving CFLs can only do so much; if we’re to stave off devastation, we're going to need more radical, holistic approaches to sustainability. Philips, the Dutch electronics company, has one such game-changing idea: the Microbial Home, a domestic ecosystem that harnesses biological processes to break down waste and convert it into energy.