Think Dirty app for cleaner shopping (#SXSWEco)

By: Sunday October 13, 2013 6:45 am

If you buy bath or body products, whether shampoo, lotion, or makeup, you know the stores are full of “natural” products which are anything but natural by sany sane person’s definition. Taking a chemical produced solely in a laboratory, based on petrochemicals, or even known to have toxic elements and then mixing it with botanical essences and herbal fragrances is not what most people consider natural.

Her mother’s second bout with breast cancer inspired Lily Tse to research the dangerous chemicals in many everyday body products.

 

FDL Movie Night: Patent Absurdity – How Software Patents Broke the System

By: Monday May 24, 2010 5:00 pm

Patent Absurdity takes a look at software patents, and makes what may seem to some to be radical points: That patenting software hurts innovation and harms inventors and consumers

Can you patent the undeniable fact that 2+2=4? That is a law of nature. What about scheduling meetings–can that be patented? In May 2009, Slashdot.com reported that IBM had applied for a patent on a meeting plan that would make participants more focused:

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