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Monday, February 23, 2009
Contributor's notes: Jeff Beresford-Howe
With the resounding "Ping!" of the aluminum bat, the North American baseball season commenced on Friday at colleges and universities all across the United States... Click through for the rest!
The Urban Youth Academy, a Major-League-Baseball-sponsored program in Compton, Calif., aims to reverse declines in African-American college ball players. (Jeff Beresford-Howe)
Friday, February 06, 2009
Before every new technology there comes the moment of invention. Before there was ethanol, someone had to look at biomass and say, "There's energy in them thar leaves." For the last day of our Power Trip energy series, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla joins The Takeaway from the TED conference in Long Beach, California. Khosla, whose company risks millions of dollars every year to fund upstart energy technologies, ruminates on creating billion dollar industries out of wild ideas.
Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and philanthropist, addressed the crowd at this year's TED conference with his thoughts on saving the world with a new kind of philanthropy. It's long, but funny. Really.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
If you knew where all the energy zooming into your house was being used and wasted, would you change the way you consume power? One company is banking on it. Our Power Trip heads to Redwood City, California to talk to Joe Polastre, CTO and co-founder of Sentilla. The company has invented an unassuming rectangular box that tracks —dollar by dollar, watt by watt—how much energy the appliances in your home are using. Clothes dryers and air conditioners beware: your energy guzzling ways are secrets no more.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
When most people stumble across a polluted pond, they would sigh over the fate of our beloved planet and maybe quote some Thoreau. Fortunately, there are some very crafty individuals out there who see a polluted pond and devise a way to both clean up the pond and create a renewable energy source. As part of our Power Trip we go visit an algae company in Washington State where green goo in dirty water is being turned into biofuel.
Want to see the algae start-up in action? Watch the video. For more stories from our Power Trip, click here!
Friday, January 30, 2009
— ESPN. com's Gene Wojciechoski on the impact of the Rooney Rule in the NFL's hiring practices
Friday, January 30, 2009
Not a Steelers fan? Here are all the reasons to love the Arizona Cardinals.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here is a dramatic reenactment of Burns' poem "To a Mouse":
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Hours before Barack Obama was to take the oath of office, a CD of his speeches set to techno music blared out of a boom box sitting on a pile of T-shirts. "How much for the Shepard Fairey watch?" said a customer, leaning over the sidewalk table full of Obama merchandise. The greatness and gravity of the presidency, conjured up today under the Capitol dome, will sit starkly against the moat of junk that has never been seen before for a president.
Obama's popularity and personality have inspired designers and hawkers to take his rock star status to new marketing heights. The new president's smiling face sits behind the hands of clocks. A towel features the former senator dunking a basketball in a Superman suit, with the scoreboard reading "1:20:09." Regular campaign buttons that would have satisfied collectors and politicos of past ages are now neon, handmade and outfitted with glowing backlights.
Norris Gibson knew this would be big business eighteen months ago. "Win or lose, he was going to be a legend," he says. On Monday, he was busily manning tables outside Union Station that are extension of his Web site, myobamashop.com ("The New Presidential Obama Hoodies and Long Sleeves are now available!") He's created more than 150 designs with Obama's likeness, and boasts that he was the first to celebrate the young president using rhinestones on clothing. Caps and ski caps with "OBAMA" in white plastic stones are selling for $12; T-shirts at his stand go for $26.99. The devoted throng stood two or three deep, calling out sizes and styles, while a CD switched to a Gospel-backed version of Obama's Grant Park victory speech.
Just outside the Greyhound Bus Terminal, Darin White was pushing sequined T-shirts for $45. "I think there will be enough folk here that there will be nice sales all across the city. It'll be a great Obama Day," he said, further reinforcing his brand.
Monday, January 19, 2009
For more on the Inauguration, see your take on the Inauguration.
— The Takeaway's political director Andrea Bernstein on the mood in Washington, D.C. in advance of the Inauguration
Here is one person's vision of things to come:
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
--Lynn Sweet on the president-elect's cabinet choices
Monday, November 17, 2008
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— Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen speaking about overseeing financial bailouts