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Governance

Six Tests for any Public Policy
The newDemocracy Foundation has found that only 30% of federal and state government decisions adhere to good-policy making. The re
22nd November 2019 by percy 5 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 4.6 out of 5)
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Industrial

Biodegradable bags that reduce plastic waste
Evigreen bags are organic, made of ingredients such as bananas, flower oil, tapioca and corn. Left alone, they decompose in about three months. Using water, they can be disposed of in a day or even seconds if using boiling water. http://envigreen.in/
6th September 2017 by oliver 0 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 4.4 out of 5)
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Artistic

An 18 carat solid gold public toilet
The Guggenheim Museum in New York has replaced one of its standard porcelain unisex toilets with an upscale equivalent ? an 18-carat, solid gold, toilet that's fully functional. It's an artwork by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, titled America. Allow some extra time at the Museum if you want to use it.
30th December 2016 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)
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Governance

Government incentives for electric vehicles
Norway offers bus-lane access for electric vehicles, many recharging stations, privileged parking, and toll-free travel. The initiative began in the 1990s as an effort to cut pollution, congestion, and noise in urban centres; now its primary rationale is combating climate change. Today, Norway has the highest per capita number of all-electric [battery only] cars in the world. Last year, electric vehicles constituted nearly 40% of the nation's newly registered passenger cars. Earlier this year, Norway opened the world's largest fast-charging station, which can charge up to 28 vehicles in about half an hour. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/07/power-to-the-ev-norway-spearheads-europes-electri
13th October 2017 by oliver 0 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)
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Industrial

World's first shopping mall for recycled goods
This mall in Sweden contains both a recycling center and shops. Customers?can donate the items that they no longer need, then shop for something else. Dropped off goods are sorted into various workshops where they are refurbished or repaired. Products are then sorted into 14 specialty shops that include furniture, computers, audio equipment, clothes, toys, bikes, and gardening and building materials. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/makewealthhistory.org/2017/03/22/the-worlds-first-mall-for-recycled-goods/amp/
22nd October 2017 by angel 0 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)
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AI

A virtual fitting room
Alibaba has partnered with a virtual fitting room startup called Haomaiyi to allow customers in its TMall to try on as many outfits as possible, without the hassle of putting on and taking off clothes. You can visit an offline shop and try on clothes by just tapping the clothes on the screen of a smart mirror, and the 3D image on the mirror can demonstrate 90% of the?look. Haomaiyi aims to give AI-driven fashion recommendations to its customers in the future. http://technode.com/2017/10/18/alibaba-tech-showcase/
25th April 2018 by lynnwood 2 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)