Webster Pierce's invention recently won top prize at one of New Orleans' premiere startup competitions. Could it actually help preserve Louisiana's disappearing shoreline? Swampy innovation lessons for all!
Replenish CEO Jason Foster was working in finance when he had an epiphany while using a spray starch to iron his shirt. It was an awfully big bottle, and he wondered why he hadn't seen a large household products company produce a smart concentrate-based system. But then he realized the truth: It isn't good business sense. "Companies make money on a product that's 99% water," he says. "A big company like that can't change." Foster set out on a quest to manufacture both a reusable bottle and a concentrate that could change business and help the planet.
What does the data center of the future look like? Well, HP Labs built one to find new ways to cool machines while using less power. Chandrakant Patel, HP Fellow & Director of HP Labs' Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory, gives us a tour of the lab, which actually was used to render the first two Shrek movies.