Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.
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trendwatching.com | BETTER TECH IN AFRICA | Africa Trend Bulletin | July 2016
Why African consumers are looking to YOU to offer tech-fueled solutions that truly make life BETTER!
trendwatching.com | LATIN INNOVATION BONANZA | LatAm Trend Bulletin | July 2016
10 innovations pushing customer expectations even higher in South & Central America!
trendwatching.com | ASIAN INNOVATION FRENZY | Asia Trend Bulletin | July 2016
10 innovations that are shaping consumer expectations from Bangkok to Beijing!
How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.
Baby diapers inspired this new way to study the brain | Ed BoydenNeuroengineer Ed Boyden wants to know how the tiny biomolecules in our brains generate emotions, thoughts and feelings -- and he wants to find the molecular changes that lead to disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's. Rather than magnify these invisible structures with a microscope, he wondered: What if we physically enlarge them and make them easier to see? Learn how the same polymers used to make baby diapers swell could be a key to better understanding our brains.
How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history | Gerard RyleGerard Ryle led the international team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. Hear the story behind the biggest collaborative journalism project in history.
A project of peace, painted across 50 buildings | eL SeedeL Seed fuses Arabic calligraphy with graffiti to paint colorful, swirling messages of hope and peace on buildings from Tunisia to Paris. The artist and TED Fellow shares the story of his most ambitious project yet: a mural painted across 50 buildings in Manshiyat Naser, a district of Cairo, Egypt, that can only be fully seen from a nearby mountain.