Fusion has the potential to be the perfect energy source—safe, clean, and limitless—but scientists are struggling to make it work. Now a change of shape may turn the mainstream reactor design, known as a spherical tokamak, into something simpler, faster, and cheaper.
The Hubble Space Telescope is known for its dazzling images of cosmic phenomena, but it didn’t exactly start that way. Its first ever image, captured 25 years ago today, is decidedly less exciting. This is HD96755, a part of star cluster NGC 3532, about 1,300 light years away. It underwhelmed people back then, too.
Humans now have a shorter attention span than goldfish due to an obsession with portable devices, according to a survey of 2,000 people conducted by Microsoft. The survey showed that the average attention span of humans has fallen from twelve seconds in 2000 to eight seconds.
To be in a room with such power and brilliance was nothing short of humbling, and the ten key lessons I learned have forever changed my outlook on the prospects of our future.
Today, predicting the direction in which technology is heading is a lot easier than it was 65 years ago. Unfortunately, these advancements don’t always have the potential to benefit mankind, sometimes the opposite is true. Is our way of life, or indeed all of humanity, at risk from these dangers?
Simply put, the Large Hadron Collider creates the biggest magnetic field on the entire planet, second to that created by the planet itself! It may seem only speculation linking the LHC to seismic activity, but we must take into consideration how magnetism on this grand of a scale affects the layers of the Earth.
A contender in the race to build clean affordable vehicles, and instead of being powered by electricity, the $10,000 AIRPod boasts of being a “Zero Pollution Vehicle” because it runs on compressed air.
Near and far… the proliferation of drones is coming: from military to commercial to recreational, the era of the unmanned aircraft is just beginning.
Learn how the Apple Watch can actually help you stay healthy in both body and mind.
In a German factory, Audi is making carbon-neutral “e-diesel” made of air & water that uses rather than emits carbon dioxide and contains no sulfur or fossil oil.
Source: TED Very few of us know much about the brain and how it works, because up through high school, our schools don’t teach neuroscience. It’s because the equipment is too complex and too costly. This means you have to go to University for to study neuroscience. Greg Gage thinks that’s a shame, because one out of five […]
By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only come up with a portable desalination system for use anywhere in the world that needs it, but it’s just won the 2015 Desal Prize – a competition run by USAID to encourage better solutions to water shortages in developing countries.
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In 1997 Jody Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. In 2013 she helped launch the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. “Who is accountable? Is it the man who programmed it? Is it Lockheed Martin, who built it?” Williams asks in an interview at The Hague, where she has joined 1,000 female peace activists gathered to mark the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.