Learnings from Playlist

When I look back on decades of technology evolution, I keep bumping on the concept called “playlist.” This short video clip (taken from my laptop in the office, which explains why the low res ^^) shows you how music has moved from: (a) compact discs (packaged products) to (b) tracks (divided into components) to (c)…

Lifesaver: clean water, one bottle at a time

Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009. With cutting-edge nanotech, Michael Pritchard’s Lifesaver water-purification bottle could revolutionize water-delivery systems in disaster-stricken areas…

Hans Rosling on HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals

Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world’s deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions — not drug treatments — is the key to ending the epidemic. As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger…