The next and most profound industrial revolution in human history is underway in Low Earth Orbit

Riding on the shoulders of the Apollo generation, the Artemis missions will pave the way for humans to return to the moon, begin human exploration of Mars, and someday for humanity to reach the edges of our solar system and … Continued

In 11 Words, Jeff Bezos Just Gave Some of the Best Advice You’ll Get This Year

Those words are: “You can’t predict the future, but you can weigh the probabilities.” Bezos’ financial advice was offered when he counseled his Twitter followers that it’s time to prepare for possible economic turmoil. The probabilities in this economy tell … Continued

Our Conscious Experience of the World Is But a Memory, Says New Theory

Sitting on the Marine Atlantic ferry, I’m watching the Newfoundland skyline disappear on the horizon as I type away. I see the rocking of the ocean waves, inhale its salty breeze, feel and hear the buzz of the ship’s rumbling … Continued

MIT Just Created Living Plants That Glow Like A Lamp, And Could Grow Glowing Trees To Replace Streetlights

Roads of the future could be lit by glowing trees instead of streetlamps, thanks to a breakthrough in creating bioluminescent plants. Experts injected specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, which caused it to give off a dim … Continued

Decarbonizing the Energy Sector by 2050 Could Save the World $12 Trillion

One of the main arguments against a rapid transition to renewable energy is the potentially enormous cost. But a new study shows that moving quickly could actually save us huge amounts of money compared to taking things slowly or doing … Continued

California installing huge solar panels over canals to combat drought – it just might work

California is spending $20 million on a pilot project that will install more than a mile of solar panels over sections of important water sources, including canals — a futuristic effort to fight a devastating drought hitting California this summer with green … Continued

Researchers teach human brain cells in a dish to play “pong”

Scientists have successfully taught a collection of human brain cells in a petri dish how to play the video game “Pong” — kind of. Researchers at the biotechnology startup Cortical Labs have created “mini-brains” consisting of 800,000 to one million living … Continued

Humans Are Doomed to Go Extinct – Habitat degradation, low genetic variation and declining fertility are setting Homo sapiens up for collapse

Cast your mind back, if you will, to 1965, when Tom Lehrer recorded his live album That Was the Year That Was. Lehrer prefaced a song called “So Long Mom (A Song for World War III)” by saying that “if there’s … Continued

A New Theory in Physics Claims to Solve the Mystery of Consciousness

How do 1.4 kg of brain tissue create thoughts, feelings, mental images, and an inner world? The ability of the brain to create consciousness has baffled some for millennia. The mystery of consciousness lies in the fact that each of … Continued

Can artificial intelligence really help us talk to the animals?

 A California-based organisation wants to harness the power of machine learning to decode communication across the entire animal kingdom. But the project has its doubters A dolphin handler makes the signal for “together” with her hands, followed by “create”. The … Continued

The Hard Facts About Soft Skills – Why you should teach employees to be more resilient,

    Being gifted at performing the technical aspects of a job can take an employee only so far. To become a stellar employee or an admired leader requires an arsenal of skills that are harder to measure but critical … Continued

What is ‘futures studies’ and how can it help us improve our world?

Futures studies is the systematic study of possible, probable and preferable futures. It can be used to help leaders and communities manage uncertainties and increase their resilience and innovation. We spoke with futurist Dr. Stuart Candy about the latest developments … Continued

Researcher Tells AI to Write a Paper About Itself, Then Submits It to Academic Journal

“All we know is, we opened a gate. We just hope we didn’t open a Pandora’s box.” It looks like algorithms can write academic papers about themselves now. We gotta wonder: how long until human academics are obsolete? In an editorial … Continued

Human brains can solve hard problems moments before falling asleep

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN TRY TO CREATE YOUR OWN “EUREKA” MOMENTS. Have you ever had a great idea right before you fell asleep — only to forget it the next morning when you wake up? A new study says there’s … Continued

Scientists Just Cracked One-Way Superconductivity, Thought Impossible for Over 100 Years

Today’s computers guzzle large amounts of electricity, raising concerns about the climate impact of technology. A breakthrough in superconducting electronics could reduce the power bill significantly, while also making computers far faster. The phenomenon of superconductivity was first discovered in 1911 … Continued

Biggest Floating Solar Park in Europe Perfectly Integrates in Portugal Reservoir

A vast array of 12,000 solar panels are set to become Europe’s largest floating solar park when they finish taking position atop the Alqueva reservoir this year. Supplying a third of the electricity to the nearby towns of Moura and … Continued

Wind Power Surpasses Coal, Nuclear as Power Generation Source in US

For the first time in recorded history, wind power was the second-largest source of electricity in the country for an entire day. That’s according to data from the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Hourly Electric Grid Monitor, which on March 29 spotted wind … Continued

NASA ‘Holoported’ a doctor onto the international space station

Nasa is taking a step in a distinctly Star Trek direction with a new communication method it tested on the International Space Station (ISS). It’s called ‘holoporting’ and, as you’d expect, is a mix between a hologram and teleportation. And it resulted in … Continued

Solar panels that can generate electricity at night have been developed at Stanford

A team of engineers at Stanford University have developed a solar cell that can generate some electricity at night. The research comes at a moment when the number of solar jobs and residential installations are rising. While standard solar panels can provide electricity during … Continued

In Austria, the Government Pays to Repair Your Stuff

Taking the “right to repair” one step further, a Viennese repair bonus is going national — and keeping thousands of items out of the junkyard Sepp Eisenriegler loves giving second chances: To the defunct electrical appliances awaiting repair or refurbishment, … Continued