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Sunny Outlook Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new form of ultra-thin, curved roofing that’s capable of producing solar power.
Digital Diploma With Blockchain Since the school’s inception, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued paper diplomas to over 200,000 students.
Unlike Anything in Nature A team of researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia has reportedly made a “once-in-a-decade discovery” that will radically change how we do chemistry.
No Strings Attached The idea of a guaranteed income for all citizens regardless of their social and economic standing is called universal basic income (UBI), and it’s been floating around for centuries.
Oral Therapy for Neurological Disease Sleeping sickness sounds like something from a fairy tale, except it isn’t, especially when you know how much pain and suffering this disease causes.
Suppressing HIV Science has proposed multiple ways to rid the body of HIV, such as through careful surgery or gene editing, but a new study published this week offers a treatment for the disease unlike anything before it.
Leveraging Technology You don’t need to look any further than the mobile device in your pocket for an example of how technology is shaping the world today, but Sidewalk Labs — the urban innovation arm of Google parent company Alphabet — wants to use technology to literally shape a piece of the world by building a high-tech neighborhood.
Limits of Gene Editing Technologies designed for editing the human genome are transforming biomedical science and providing us with relatively simple ways to modify and edit genes.
Amazon has been granted a patent for an ambitious new method of maintaining a charge in electric vehicles (EVs).
Know Your Enemy A recent discovery from the University of Alabama at Birmingham may provide new inroads to combating the HIV-1 virus, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS.
No Need To Panic You’ve probably heard that a robot is going to take your job. It’s an oft-repeated refrain, heralded in article headlines and speeches from luminaries such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking.
Bonding With Your Car Come 2020, Toyota will begin testing its own self-driving electric cars. However, instead of simply being autonomous, they’ll also come equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) capable of having a back-and-forth conversation with the driver.
Oil is running out. Coal is dirty. And fracking, the process used to extract natural gas, contaminates ground water.
Bitcoin’s Rise It has been almost a week since the latest historic Bitcoin price breakthrough, when the world’s most popular cryptocurrency surged past $5,300, only to reach $5,800 just a few hours later.
The Best Place to Be Is Underground Because the moon has no atmosphere and is home to a host of unfriendly occurrences like extreme temperature variation, radiation, and meteorite impacts, astronauts who venture to our nearest neighbor will need to find proper shelter before they can accomplish anything outside of their vehicle.
There’s no denying it, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking over how companies do business, with machine learning powering more and more systems and products — from mobile phones to online services.
Good Night, Sleep Tight You’ve likely noticed your brain moving a bit slowly after a night of too little sleep.
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