Aleksander Bogacki

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Singapore and Israel show the world how to tackle dangerous water shortages

Access to clean and abundant water is a problem in developed and developing nations around the globe. It’s time for world leaders to address these issues before they become full-blown crises.<p>Take Pakistan, which is headed for severe water shortages over the next decade. Global climate change is one …

10 Things We're Obsessed With In November

Some things are just...better<p><i>This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed.”</i>

This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

The Car Of The Future May Look Nothing Like A Car

A new definition of "I'll take that to go"<p>The next big thing in transportation may be Next. The modular electric car design looks really nothing like a car, more like a boxy room on wheels, but it runs on roads just like any other car.<p>At least, that's the idea. There are no prototypes of Next yet, …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

Takata shares sink by a quarter, more car makers may snub inflators

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Japan’s Takata Corp 7312.T slumped by a quarter on Thursday as more automakers considered no longer using its air bag inflators, casting further doubt on the future of the parts supplier at the center of a global recall crisis.<p>Visitors walk behind a logo of Takata Corp …

A Tapeworm With Cancer Gave Its Tumors to Someone

Health news<p>Tapeworms are bad enough. They get inside people, lay their eggs, and cause symptoms such as diarrhea and weakness. And they can infest a body for a lifetime.<p>But doctors were stunned to find out they can do something worse: infect people with tumors.<p>“We were amazed when we found this new …

Cancer

Ehang launches Ghost Drone 2.0 with VR goggles and zero-latency streaming up to 3K feet

Chinese drone maker Ehang just launched the Ghost 2.0, a consumer drone that comes with virtual reality goggles, allowing its user to experience flight through the drone’s 4K camera. While this is still unusual, Ehang is not the first drone company to offer such a feature.<p>Full pricing details don’t …