We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes
Fear of the Zika virus could generate support for gene drives, a radical technology able to make species go extinct.
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The tiny country has announced its enthusiasm for getting into the off-world resource-extraction business. Trouble is, that business doesn’t exist yet.
Software that can read medical images and written health records could help radiologists work faster and more accurately.
Using cutting-edge imaging to study the inner workings of our brains could lead to more powerful and useful machine-learning algorithms.
A study of the social networks between political donors suggests a new and fairer way of increasing campaign donations.
Can we transform how we power and feed the world in time to head off climate change?
The Problem with Biofuels
The U.S. Navy is touting its “Great Green Fleet,” but why haven’t biofuels made a bigger splash despite a decade of hype and investment?
2015 Was the Warmest Year on Record, and It Wasn’t Even Close
Warming oceans and a sharp rise in air temperatures show that climate change is in full effect – and may be outstripping predictions.
California Gas Leak Exposes Growing Natural-Gas Risks
As America shifts toward natural gas for energy, decaying pipelines and storage facilities are at risk of leaks and explosions.
New Collar Promises to Keep Athletes’ Brains from “Sloshing” During Impact
Researchers have begun human clinical trials for a device, inspired by woodpeckers, that’s meant to keep the brain from moving around so much inside the skull when it gets hit.
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