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Japan, Asia
They're not building their own cars from scratch. Instead, they are focusing on adding driverless capabilities to existing cars and designing, creating, and marketing the taxi service.
Quartz
 | Innovation
November 02, 2015
Italy, Europe
Italy-based World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) is trying to bring mud back as a popular building material - with a modern twist. They're sturdy, naturally insulated, surprisingly durable, and sustainable. And most of all, they’re extremely cheap.
Quartz
 | Innovation
September 23, 2015
Kenya, Africa
The project will consist of 365 turbines and expected to achieve 68% load capacity factor, which will make it the most efficient wind power farm in the world.
Quartz
 | Environment
July 08, 2015
India, Asia
Solar energy has a surprising new supporter in India: the country's massive state-owned railways.
Quartz
 | Environment
June 15, 2015
Africa
Africa’s innovators and social entrepreneurs are roaring to go, their ingenious innovations address African-specific challenges, and often also have important global relevance.
Quartz
 | Environment
May 11, 2015
Africa
The transition has brought ways of communication to millions of Africans like never before.
Quartz
 | Innovation
April 20, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
The trained furniture designer is using grafting techniques to coax the tree branches to form chairs, tables and lamp, and frames.
Quartz
 | Arts
April 07, 2015
World
Google recently bought a leading artificial-intelligence research outlet, and it already has a robotics company on its books.
Quartz
 | Science
April 03, 2015
United States, North America
Whether or not we are headed toward a robot revolution, Google wants us to get comfortable with the next generation of robots.
Quartz
 | Innovation
April 01, 2015
World
Biomedical engineer Melissa Knothe Tate has always thought of the human body as an ecosystem, a world to be discovered.
Quartz
 | Science
March 31, 2015
World, United States, Japan, China, Asia, North America
The US, Japan and China accounted for over 60% of patent applications in 2014, according to a report released by the World Intellectual Property Office.
Quartz
 | Society
March 20, 2015
United States, North America
The final 15 candidates are a relatively diverse group, representing female intellectuals, politicians and activists from Sojourner Truth to Eleanor Roosevelt.
Quartz
 | Society
March 13, 2015
World
Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer.
Quartz
 | Environment
March 07, 2015
Iceland, Europe
While we are hardy - Icelanders live to an average age of 82, more than 10 years longer than the global average - there are more factors to consider than Viking DNA.
Quartz
 | Society
March 02, 2015
World
The end of the hiatus, whenever it does happen, will be followed by a five-year period of accelerated warming.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 27, 2015
United States, North America
A California-based firm builds software that uses more 16,000 data points - like the distance between eyes - to identify an individual.
Quartz
 | Innovation
February 24, 2015
Bolivia, South America
The admirers of Freddy Mamani say his colorful new Andean style has also served to reinvent a city once aesthetically monochromatic, and that he has found a way to bring traditional Andean and Tiwanaku cultures into an urban setting.
Quartz
 | Stories
February 22, 2015
Egypt, Africa
This is how the city looked yesterday, as the sandstorm was developing.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 12, 2015
Norway, Europe
A number of universities, cities, and religious institutions have joined the so-called divestment movement, but Norway is the first nation to do so officially.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 07, 2015
United States, North America, World
For many Americans the idea of fewer freezing nights is a welcome prospect. But warmer winters can have negative impacts.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 06, 2015
Japan, Asia
With a squadron of bulldozers, the Hokkaido-based 11th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force worked on the project for almost a month.
Quartz
 | Travel
February 05, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
The UK Parliament just approved a controversial law to allow the creation of babies from the genes of three people.
Quartz
 | Society
February 04, 2015
Asia
Due to rapid development, air pollution in many places is worse today than ever before.
Quartz
 | Environment
January 30, 2015
World
Even though it's the most lethal force on the planet, killing nearly 8.9 million people in 2012.
Quartz
 | Environment
January 28, 2015
Hong Kong, Asia
It doesn't look like the handiwork of pig manure, fertilizer, and sewage. But it's exactly what's feeding the colony of bioluminescent organisms.
Quartz
 | Environment
January 24, 2015
World
HoloLens will generate a 3D simulation of the Martian environment, helping NASA scientists to explore the red planet as if they were really there.
Quartz
 | Innovation
January 23, 2015
India, Asia
Some 20,000 Tibetans live in this small town, including monks who can often be seen roaming around on bicycles or performing the Cham dance.
Quartz
 | Society
January 18, 2015
World
A new technology called Thync promises to help its users conquer life by allowing them to tweak and torque their mood as they wish.
Quartz
 | Innovation
January 14, 2015
Asia
On Dec. 9, the inevitable happened. Two ships collided and 230,000 liters of oil flowed into this corner of the Sundarbans.
Quartz
 | Environment
December 23, 2014
World
Many images appear to have been captured during critical phases of flight, but they also make clear why it's so tempting for pilots.
Quartz
 | Photography
December 12, 2014
Japan, Asia
The company is now starting to grow thousands of plants as it expands into indoor agriculture.
Quartz
 | Innovation
November 16, 2014
World
They got money for wars but can't feed the poor... and still haven't got enough.
Quartz
 | Society
November 02, 2014
World, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania
Among most nations, hard work ranks behind having a good education and connections.
Quartz
 | Society
October 31, 2014
World, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Oceania, China, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Turkey, India, Israel, Pakistan, Lebanon, Malaysia, France
As you can guess, what scares Westerners is not on par with the rest of the world.
Quartz
 | Society
October 19, 2014
World
Remember that flashy thing in Men in Black? Well, it might exist soon.
Quartz
 | Science
October 13, 2014
South Korea, Asia
Have you ever felt intimidated by an interviewer? If no, try South Korea.
Quartz
 | Society
October 08, 2014
China, Asia
Chinese giant Baidu could bring food inspection into the hands of every consumer.
Quartz
 | Innovation
September 06, 2014
Ecuador, South America
The country’s central bank claims that it would begin distributing in December.
Quartz
 | Innovation
September 05, 2014
World
You can now record your favorite landscapes in special motion like a pro.
Quartz
 | Innovation
August 28, 2014
South Korea, Asia
According to estimates, the country could see its population extinct by 2750.
Quartz
 | Society
August 27, 2014
China, Asia
If you drive a SUV, maybe you could learn something from the Chinese.
Quartz
 | Society
August 27, 2014