Practical robots

A Strong Robot Hand with a Softer Side

A robotic gripper that combines strength with delicacy could help drones hold packages or industrial robots sort objects.

Social needs

How Visas Shape the Geopolitical Architecture of the Planet

Visa-free travel is a luxury allowed only between countries that share excellent relations. Now the first global map of this visa-free travel network reveals the underlying geopolitical landscape.

Clean power

Morocco’s Massive Desert Solar Project Starts Up

Africa is becoming a test bed for solar power, on scales both large and small.

Energy

Witnessing Climate Change Everywhere

On an Instagram account called everydayclimatechange, the photographer James Whitlow Delano curates pictures that document causes and effects of global warming and responses to it.

Business

Technologies are revolutionizing how we work and how companies operate.

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