"In light of Fukushima, Chernobyl, which is in Ukraine, doesn’t seem like an aberration of a dying regime, so much as something that can happen anywhere to anyone."
Just south of downtown Buffalo, near the city’s First Ward, lies an area of abandoned grain elevators known as Silo City. They sit on the waterfront of Lake Erie like squat memories of Buffalo’s successful past. The silos are in a state of decay—but could they hold the keys to a more prosperous future for the city?
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This Jackie Kennedy selfie with JFK from 60-years ago is perfect.
The selfie knows no geographical boundaries. Across the world, from Russia to Brazil, people love taking pictures of themselves. The rate at which they do so, however, can vary widely depending on where they live.
Time has gathered the data, crunched the numbers, and found an answer to the contest we’ve all secretly been participating in each time we upload a vanity mugshot from an oblique angle: What is the selfiest city in the world?
Seen from space, cities look incredibly detailed at night, when streetlights and buildings glow brightly enough that it’s possible for astronauts to clearly see individual streets. Photos taken from the International Space Station inspired London-based animator Marc Khachfe to spend hours creating this artwork in homage.
“Further adding to the unshakable feeling that the apocalypse is nigh, Apple added a dedicated selfie section to the App Store.”
Photo/videographers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill hiked for more than 200 miles, carrying upward of 70 pounds each of camera equipment, through the rugged and otherworldly landscape of Yosemite National Park. Over the course of a combined 45 days, the pair set up and captured time-lapse video of the stars, of frozen waterfalls and craggy mountains, of ancient stones and deep chasms.
Photos by Tyler Nordgren.
"As soon as my kids discovered the camera accessory at the Lego store, which fits in the hand of a mini-figure, I worked out a way to start placing the character in my day-to-day shots and he became a cohesive element. For the whole year, I really never left home without the figure.”
"There really are two kinds of food entrepreneurs," says venture capitalist Paul Matteucci, who encourages and connects food-tech upstarts through his not-for-profit, Feeding 10 Billion. “There are the ones that hang around Berkeley or Brooklyn, and build businesses mostly for the end consumer. Then there is a whole different group of highly technical people who are building robotics for the field, sensor-based technology, automated watering systems, new food-packaging technologies, and big-data-related inventory control to reduce waste.” These, he says, are “the people who are going to solve the big problems.”
A raft of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists made their money in tech, and now want to do something with an even longer-lasting impact. Meet the Silicon Valley companies trying to fix our broken food system