sxsl-climate At an SXSL panel on Monday, President Obama, actor, environmentalist and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio and scientist Katharine Hayhoe discussed climate change and what we can possibly due to curb it. Hayhoe, who is the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and CEO of ATMOS Research & Consulting, helps organizations like airports and public water utilities… Read More

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Today, food and agriculture entrepreneurs took the stage at the White House lawn for SXSL 2016 to discuss the potential and limits of technology to feed a burgeoning world population. According to the most recent available estimates from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 793 million people in the world do not have enough to eat today. And with a… Read More

Ford invested in transportation systems in the San Francisco Bay Area, including bike sharing. At a press conference in San Francisco today, Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields announced that the company had both acquired a rideshare startup called Chariot, and made a significant investment in expanding the region’s bike share program. Ford’s sponsorship will see the Bay Area’s supply of shareable bikes expand from 700 to 7,000 by 2018, with 1,350 bikes going… Read More

DOE is plugging into alternative fuels The US Department of Energy has awarded $8 million in Small Business Vouchers to 43 businesses, including ten projects aimed at making hydrogen fuel cells cheaper and more efficient, and six projects that will improve vehicle fuel efficiency, including better batteries.
In addition to funding from the DOE, participants in this second round of the SBV project will be working with 12 of the… Read More

A new report shows that ‪#‎Microsoft‬ offered the ‪#‎NSA‬ direct access to #Outlook.com, ‪#‎Skype‬, ‪#‎SkyDrive‬ accounts. Microsoft has denied the accusations – What do you think, is this true? http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Offered-the-NSA-Direct-Access-to-Outlook-com-Skype-SkyDrive-Accounts-Report-367531.shtml. This could be true, this is part of the patriot Act and shows that the United States government does care about terrorism. But they are …