Aug 17, 2018
Zero-Carbon Natural Gas
The world is probably stuck with natural gas as one of our primary sources of electricity for the foreseeable future. Cheap and readily available, it now accounts for more than 30 percent of US electricity and 22 percent of...
Aug 15, 2018
In the cult sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you slide a yellow Babel fish into your ear to get translations in an instant. In the real world, Google has come up with an interim solution: a pair...
Aug 13, 2018
In a breakthrough that redefines how life can be created, embryologists working at the University of Cambridge in the UK have grown realistic-looking mouse embryos using only stem cells. No egg. No sperm. Just cells plucked from another...
Aug 10, 2018
Numerous smart-city schemes have run into delays, dialed down their ambitious goals, or priced out everyone except the super-wealthy. A new project in Toronto, called Quayside, is hoping to change that pattern of failures by rethinking...
Aug 8, 2018
AI for Everybody
Artificial intelligence has so far been mainly the plaything of big tech companies like Amazon, Baidu, Google, and Microsoft, as well as some startups. For many other companies and parts of the economy, AI systems are too expensive...
Aug 6, 2018
3D Metal Printing
While 3D printing has been around for decades, it has remained largely in the domain of hobbyists and designers producing one-off prototypes. And printing objects with anything other than plastics, in particular, metal, has...
Aug 3, 2018
Arctic's strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record
Usually frozen waters open up twice this year in phenomenon scientists described as scary
Aug 1, 2018
Drink Coffee and Plant the Cup
Drinking coffee, as you know, is a daily gesture done by most of the adults, at least once a day. A small and routine gesture, which contributes greatly to the global waste, and whose effect is harmful to the environment....