What Are Sustainable Living Pods? Pods are programs and materials to populate common rooms in a home. Ideas like UBI (Universal Basic Income) have been floated by various political candidates- interwoven pods ecosystem standards can assure that those dollars don’t simply get gobbled up by existing consumer systems, but transform them. $1000 or $2000 cash a month can sustain connected civic homes running pods programing based on standards.
Living in Brooklyn, I am often amazed by the time it takes to get around within the borough without a bike. The subway is designed so that most routes lead to Manhattan, making transportation within the other boroughs less …
We all know it’s time to do things differently. It’s time to come up with a new way to manage our money. One that is inclusive and sustainable. One that takes into account our financial health, the planet’s health, and the health of our society.
How can fintech and incumbents help steer Main Street small businesses and consumers out of uncertainty and back on track? How do we create a future with purpose?
Five Rice University engineering laboratories are part of a $33 million national effort to develop a wireless, fully implantable device that can control the body’s circadian clock, halving the time it takes to recover from jet lag and similar disruptions to the body’s sleep/wake cycles.
In this artistic illustration, a user with an NTRAIN implant and its accompanying external hub works in the field. The user inputs a desired time shift (due to shift work or travel across time zones). Based on cues from the body’s physiology, the external hub detects the user’s circadian rhythm and triggers the implant to produce precisely-dosed peptide therapies. (Image courtesy of Northwestern University)
Led by Northwestern University and funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the project will blend bioelectronics, synthetic biology and traditional electronics to create a “living pharmacy” that produces the same peptide molecules the body naturally makes to regulate…