These Forbes Under 30 Social Impact listers are embracing cutting edge science, creative technology and entrepreneurship to fight climate change, social injustice and food shortages. By Olivia Peluso and Igor Bosilkovski N oah McQueen is a climate rock star. McQueen, who earned a Ph.d. in chemical engineering, cofounded Heirloom to turn superheated limestone into natural CO2 sponges that suck greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. Limestone is one of Earth’s biggest carbon dioxide absorbers, but the natural process is glacially slow. Heirloom supercharges the process by superheating the rocks, extracting the CO2 and stores it underground. The treated limestone then acts like a dry sponge, soaking more CO2 from the air. McQueen, just 26 years old, and their cofounder Shashank Samala manage a team of nearly 70 people and more than $70 million in funding. With a background in chemical engineering, running a company while leading research and development is … [Read more...] about Under 30 2023 Social Impact: Meet The Young Leaders Building Bold Businesses—And A Better Tomorrow
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These researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs aren’t just making discoveries–they’re inventing new solutions to old problems. By Alex Knapp and Katharine Gammon “W e really want to create permanent jobs in space,” says Jeremy Schiel. “And the only way you can really grow any economy is by having a cheap energy source.” That’s where the company that Schiel cofounded, OrbitFab, comes in. It’s developed what can best be described as a gas station in space, capable of sitting in different orbits and refueling satellites and other spacecraft so that they can remain operational for longer. It already has one operational fuel depot in orbit and has millions in government contracts to further refine the technology. But Schiel, 28, is just one of the members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Science innovating in a variety of fields. For more than a decade, Forbes has highlighted young scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs for our annual 30 Under 30 Science list , … [Read more...] about Forbes Under 30 Science 2023: Fueling Spaceships, Building Better Sensors And Discovering New Planets
These low-carbon visionaries have big plans — for laser furnaces, atomic batteries, smart windows and flywheels. By Chris Helman , Olivia Peluso and Hank Tucker W hen Ben Parker worked as a battery engineer at Tesla for four years, he spent countless nights in casino hotels in Reno, Nevada going through “production hell” on the gigafactory Model 3 line. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit and he needed a break and a breath of fresh air. So Parker left Tesla and rented a 30-foot Winnebago RV for three months. On the subsequent 6,000-mile road trip around the western United States, he befriended many other RV enthusiasts, and realized the electric vehicle movement had been ignoring a large segment of drivers on America’s highways. This was more than a whim. Parker had for several years been dreaming of building an EV-optimized aerodynamic travel trailer. In 2020 he met Toby Kraus, who predated him at Tesla in its finance division, and together they founded … [Read more...] about Meet The Under 30s Powering The Future Of Energy And Sustainability
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Not long after Russian tanks fatefully trundled over the border into Ukraine on Feb. 24, in what would ultimately prove a disastrously ill-prepared thrust toward Kyiv, Europe quickly found itself facing its biggest war since World War II. And the phrase, "not since World War II", or some mild variation, has been used to an unprecedented degree by media outlets and officials over the past year to describe the unsettling precedent for this horrific war. Even on the eve of the invasion, the U.S. claimed that the 190,000 troops Russia had massed on that border constituted "the biggest mobilization of troops since the Second World War". Less than a week into the invasion, an estimated 400,000 Ukrainian refugees fled their country . By Mar. 24, CNN, citing the global humanitarian aid group International Rescue Committee, reported that the invasion had "uprooted people on a speed and scale not seen since World War II". The … [Read more...] about ‘Not Seen Since World War II’: The Worrying Precedent Many Are Evoking For The Ukraine War
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Major League Baseball will conduct their Rule 5 Draft December 7, 2022, at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. A player that was signed by a Major League Baseball organization at the age of 18 or younger on the June 5 preceding his signing must be placed on the club’s 40-man roster by the player’s 5th year of service at the time of the Rule 5 draft. If he is not protected on the 40-man roster, he is subject to exposure to the Rule 5 Draft. A player that was signed by a Major League Baseball organization at the age of 19 or older on the June 5 preceding his signing must be placed on the club’s 40-man roster by the player’s 4th year of service at the time of the Rule 5 draft, or he is subject to exposure to the Rule 5 Draft. Any club with fewer than 40 players on their organizational roster may select from among the unprotected pool of eligible players. Team selections are based on a club’s previous season’s won-loss … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Dodgers Expose Solid Outfield Prospect To The MLB Rule 5 Draft
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Hakim Ziyech , or “the wizard” as the Ajax fans dubbed him back when he was scoring goals in Netherlands’ Eredivisie, is on the verge of bidding farewell to English Premier League side Chelsea. Among the European soccer clubs that are courting the Moroccan winger are the Serie A reigning champions AC Milan, who are looking to strengthen their roster in the January transfer window . Ziyech, a left-footed player gifted with incredible technique, hasn’t been able to express all his potential at Chelsea, where he racked up 14 goals in 92 appearances over the last three seasons. In the 2022/23 campaign, Ziyech has only stepped on the field five times in the English Premier League due to strong competition within the Blues’ squad, as he currently ranks behind Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Conor Gallagher in manager Graham Potter’s hierarchy. Sitting on the bench is certainly … [Read more...] about Would Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech Be A Good Fit For Serie A Side AC Milan?
Numerous new real estate projects are underway, presenting the finest in engineering and construction quality from villas to high-rise buildings. Said structures are all designed by the eclectic architect Mario Kleff who relentlessly pushes the limits and presents new engineering solutions in the field of residential construction. When it comes to setting new standards in residential construction in Pattaya, Mario Kleff must be mentioned in this context. For over a decade, the designer created buildings that protrude above the average construction quality. In 2009, the architect presented his ideas for Park Royal 2 condominium, a multi-story residential complex that was built with cellular beams. This technique allowed for long-span construction and was the first of its kind in Thailand. In 2022, several massive pool villas with spans of over 30 meters between columns are underway. The designs can be compared with motorway bridges and offer ‘column-free rooms’ and superior … [Read more...] about Construction work in Pattaya brought to a new level
Another unhinged madman with a gun was arrested by police and charged with attempted murder after he fired shots into a Thai primary school because the kids were too noisy. The 44 year old gunman, Wuttipong Chaloemwuttanon, was arrested last night after he fired 18 shots into Ming Sin School in the southern province of Ranong on Sunday, November 27. The Deputy Director of Ming Sin School, Pornsin Srisuphan, revealed that the incident happened at 3pm on Sunday when about eight students came to school to practice for an academic contest. The students heard the sound of shots and hid in the school building. One teacher ran up to the 4th floor to check the commotion and witnessed a gunman pointing his gun at the school from the window of a nearby four-storey building. Pornsin revealed that the man, later identified as Wuttipong, had problems with the school in the past. He complained that student activities were too loud and it bothered him. Pornsin said … [Read more...] about Unhinged gunman fires 18 shots into school because kids were too noisy
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin And just like that, the end arrived, and it was swift. After 12 years serving as Juventus’ president and residing over a period of unparalleled success in the Italian game, Andrea Agnelli stepped down on a quiet November evening, with the world’s gaze on the 2022 World Cup. And it wasn’t just Agnelli who resigned, the entire Juventus board resigned en masse, with the exception of current CEO Maurizio Arrivabene, who is only staying on until January when a new board is appointed. In total, 10 board members have walked, including legendary former player Pavel Nedved, in what is the first major shake up within the club since the Calciopoli summer of 2006. Juventus have been under investigation for well over a year by the Italian body responsible for overseeing activities in the stock exchange, Consob, for alleged false accounting and providing false information to the market over the last several seasons. Now, … [Read more...] about Andrea Agnelli’s Juventus Era Is The Classic Rise And Fall Story, So What’s His Legacy?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin T he secret ingredient in vegan chocolate brand Mid-Day Squares is viral content. The 29-year-old CEO and cofounder, Jake Karls, along with his sister and brother-in-law cofounders, Lezlie Karls and Nick Saltarelli, star in TikTok, Instagram and YouTube videos, sharing the behind-the-scenes entrepreneurial drama. “We give customers a story, something to get behind to feel like part of what our whole journey has been,” Karls says. “We document and show everything, the good, the bad, the ugly of building this business, which brings us closer to our consumer. It's no longer just a chocolate bar and a refrigerator.” In 2018, the Canadian-born entrepreneurs cofounded Montreal-based Mid-Day Squares, adding ingredients such as artichoke powder and pea protein to produce more nutritious chocolate. Sales are on track to hit $17 million this year, more than double 2021. The cofounders aim to build a modern chocolate company … [Read more...] about Mid-Day Squares’ Jake Karls Wants To Take A Bite Out Of The Candy Aisle