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Climate Change
“Digital Earth” Can Simulate Climate Change Down to the Kilometer
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Climate Change
“Digital Earth” Can Simulate Climate Change Down to the Kilometer
Europe’s ambitious Destination Earth project aims to simulate climate systems — and human impact — to the kilometer.
October 13, 2020

Europe’s ambitious Destination Earth project aims to simulate climate systems — and human impact — to the kilometer.

Wildfires
Predator Drones Are Using AI to Create Faster Fire Maps
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Wildfires
Predator Drones Are Using AI to Create Faster Fire Maps
The National Guard has used drones to create forest fire maps since 2017. New AI upgrades could make the maps in minutes, not hours.
October 5, 2020

The National Guard has used drones to create forest fire maps since 2017. New AI upgrades could make the maps in minutes, not hours.

Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fusion Gets Closer to Reality With This New Reactor
nuclear fusion
Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fusion Gets Closer to Reality With This New Reactor
Nuclear fusion just took a step forward thanks to a new, compact reactor from MIT.
October 3, 2020

Nuclear fusion just took a step forward thanks to a new, compact reactor from MIT.

Climate Crisis
Can Trillions of Reflective Glass Beads Save Arctic Sea Ice?
arctic sea ice
Climate Crisis
Can Trillions of Reflective Glass Beads Save Arctic Sea Ice?
Arctic sea ice is more than majestic; it also reflects the sun’s rays. But young, thin ice melts fast. Can silica powder reflect enough sun to help it survive?
October 3, 2020

Arctic sea ice is more than majestic; it also reflects the sun’s rays. But young, thin ice melts fast. Can silica powder reflect enough sun to help it survive?

The Future Explored
Cooling the Planet With a Giant Solar Umbrella
Cooling the Planet With a Giant Solar Umbrella
The Future Explored
Cooling the Planet With a Giant Solar Umbrella
Solar geoengineering would cool global temperatures — is it worth it?
September 26, 2020

Solar geoengineering would cool global temperatures — is it worth it?

Hurricanes
Could a Norwegian “Hurricane Net” Stop Storms by Cooling the Sea?
hurricane net
Hurricanes
Could a Norwegian “Hurricane Net” Stop Storms by Cooling the Sea?
Norwegian company OceanTherm uses bubble nets to keep ice out of fjords. Could a hurricane net weaken the storms?
September 3, 2020

Norwegian company OceanTherm uses bubble nets to keep ice out of fjords. Could a hurricane net weaken the storms?

Climate Change
Raising Pacific Islands to Save Them From High Sea Levels
sea level rise
Climate Change
Raising Pacific Islands to Save Them From High Sea Levels
The president of Kiribati announced a new plan to fight against sea level rise: raise the islands.
August 24, 2020

The president of Kiribati announced a new plan to fight against sea level rise: raise the islands.

Sustainability
Fertilizer Feeds Half the World. Can We Make It Without Fossil Fuels?
sustainable fertilizer
Sustainability
Fertilizer Feeds Half the World. Can We Make It Without Fossil Fuels?
Fertilizer is needed to feed the world, but its production comes with a carbon footprint. This solar-powered strategy may reduce that.
June 28, 2020

Fertilizer is needed to feed the world, but its production comes with a carbon footprint. This solar-powered strategy may reduce that.