Futurology

The secret to curbing farm emissions is buried in the Stone Age
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When farmers reduce tilling, plant cover crops, and speckle their steads with livestock and trees, they're helping fight climate change and bolstering their bottom lines.

Startup is building computer chips using human neurons
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Can a chip combining electrodes and real neurons succeed where software has so far failed?

Millimetre-scale transceiver boosts ingestible sensors – Physics World
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Wireless receiver and transmitter is small enough to fit in a swallowable capsule for monitoring gut health

Virginia is the first Southern state with a 100 percent carbon-free electricity goal
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The state is taking on a new challenge to gradually move away from fossil fuels to green energy. Virginia has become the first among the Southern US states to

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.
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A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come.

Why Don’t We Just Ban Targeted Advertising?
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From protecting privacy to saving the free press, it may be the single best way to fix the internet.

Watch This Rocket Engine's 3D-Printed Thrust Chamber Ace a 'Hot Fire' Test
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The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Vega launcher project has passed a milestone, with a successful sustained heat test on its new 3D-printed thrust chamber. The new part belongs to Vega’s M10 engine, which the ESA hopes to put into space beginning in 2025.

People kept working, became healthier while on basic income: report | CBC News
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Participants in Ontario's prematurely cancelled basic income pilot project were happier, healthier and continued working even though they were receiving money from the provincial government with no-strings attached.

Futurology: how a group of visionaries looked beyond the possible a century ago and predicted today’s world
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From shamanic ritual to horoscopes, humans have always tried to predict the future. Today, trusting predictions and prophecies has become part of daily life. From the weather forecast to the time the sat-nav says we will reach our destination, our lives are built around futuristic fictions.

Canada Invests in Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Network
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Canada’s climate plan is working for the planet and it’s working for Canadians. As Canada transitions to a cleaner economy, GHG emission reductions in the transportation sector are necessary. To spur innovation and encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) the Government of Canada is providing Canadians with more options to purchase, charge and drive zero emission vehicles.

The car designer who turned a sailfish into a supercar
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The sailfish can swim faster than a cheetah can run – and the secrets behind its speed inspired Frank Stephenson to bring natural magic into the world of car design.

Next stop, hydrogen-powered trains
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As old diesel trains are phased out of rail networks around the world, the UK is about to test a new type of engine that could help to decarbonise railways – hydrogen-powered trains.

Can humans really make the world better?
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Humanity is turning to technology to resurrect lost species and create artificial life, but is it worth it if we can’t protect the natural world we have around us?

Can we heat buildings without burning fossil fuels?
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The world is on average getting warmer, but we still need to keep buildings at liveable temperatures year-round. Is it possible to cut emissions while keeping warm in winter?

The world’s most unlikely solar farms
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Solar energy has become so accessible that new farms are being switched on in the most unexpected places – including in the depths of the Alaskan winter.