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Climate Crisis
Elon Musk Offers $100 Million for Direct Carbon Capture Tech
Direct Carbon Capture Technology
Climate Crisis
Elon Musk Offers $100 Million for Direct Carbon Capture Tech
A new Xprize competition funded by Elon Musk offers $100 million in prizes for scalable direct carbon capture technology.
February 13, 2021

A new Xprize competition funded by Elon Musk offers $100 million in prizes for scalable direct carbon capture technology.

Climate Change
New Findings Could Help Wine Survive Climate Change
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Climate Change
New Findings Could Help Wine Survive Climate Change
Climate change is altering wine making as we know it. Researchers at UC Davis have identified what makes some grapes more resistant to water stress.
January 3, 2021

Climate change is altering wine making as we know it. Researchers at UC Davis have identified what makes some grapes more resistant to water stress.

Climate Crisis
Making It Rain with “Cloud Seeding”
cloud seeding
Climate Crisis
Making It Rain with “Cloud Seeding”
China is using cloud seeding to create rain where and when it’s needed. Will it try to use geoengineering to combat climate change next?
December 12, 2020

China is using cloud seeding to create rain where and when it’s needed. Will it try to use geoengineering to combat climate change next?

CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
coral reefs bleaching
CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.
November 25, 2020

Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.

The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
hacking photosynthesis
The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.
November 22, 2020

By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.

The Future Explored
This Canadian Startup Wants to Make Our Buildings Out of CO2
carbon capturing
The Future Explored
This Canadian Startup Wants to Make Our Buildings Out of CO2
Carbon capture technology is here, but how do we make it feasible?
November 9, 2020

Carbon capture technology is here, but how do we make it feasible?

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.