What we're reading: the future of retail

Summary:Portland's new wind farm; E. coli meets sunscreen; South Africa's rail ambitions; future of retail; Hong Kong culture.

1.)  Portland General Electric Company has completed a 450-megawatt wind farm in northern Oregon.

2.) E. coli bacteria can be engineered to produce natural sunscreen.

3.) South Africa and China have signed a $13 billion deal for high-speed rail.

4.) Four ways to survive the future of retail.

5.) A cultural district in West Kowloon aims to stir Hong Kong's spirit.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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