Posted 10.23.09 |
PopTech! conference on a roll in Camden, Maine. New Science and Public Leadership Fellows
program announced. Luis von Ahn uses 200 million daily CAPTCHAs
to read books. A sweet suite of innovation
: dirt-powered batteries, roots of mushrooms to replace styrofoam; charcoal made from natural waste products, and the Spatial Information Design Lab. And the most powerful presentation of the conference: Chris Jordon
on the deaths of birds in the mid-Pacific Ocean due to plastics pollution (warning: disturbing images).