The droughts in Somalia are creating the latest refugee crisis. At the same time, Western countries are clamping down on asylum claims. But a new type of city could house refugees and give them a chance to form their own economies.
After last week's horrifying news of tornadoes that swept across the South, killing over 350 people, you had to wonder: Is anywhere in America safe? On the Mid-Atlantic coast, there's hurricanes, which every year seem to be getting more and more fierce; all across the south, tornadoes; and the West Coast lives under constant threat of a catastrophic earthquake. And enormous tracts of our country face severe droughts.
iHouse, a Brazilian company that makes products like fingerprint activated doors and cell phone-controlled window blinds, is working on a faucet with facial recognition that turns water on to temperature and flow preferences. The tap saves preferences for multiple users, so every member of a household can have settings adjusted instantly. The device's LED display changes from blue (cold) to red (hot) when the temperature changes.