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1.1 billion people still lack electricity. This could be the solution

Achieving universal access to electricity is essential for solving many global development challenges. Decentralized renewable energy technologies …

Renewable Energy

How NASA Broadcast Neil Armstrong Live from the Moon

Apollo 11’s lunar landing and specifically Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon was, arguably, the biggest television event of the 20th century. Knowing the impact a live broadcast would have on the world, Deke Slayton went so far as to push NASA to include an erectable antenna on the LM so …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Why 'follow your passion' might be terrible advice

The advice to “find your passion” might undermine how interests actually develop, according to new research.<p>In a series of laboratory studies, …

Self-improvement

Impressora portátil de pele chega para revolucionar a cura de feridas

Pesquisadores da Universidade de Toronto desenvolveram uma impressora 3D portátil capaz de produzir pele para ser colocada diretamente em queimaduras …

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. …

Estados Unidos determinam criação de força militar espacial

Se depender do presidente norte-americano Donald Trump, o futuro da humanidade terá elementos de <i>Guerra nas Estrelas</i> <i>—</i> mas, infelizmente, sem os Jedi …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Public Speaking

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Leadership

A caixa revolucionária que coleta água do ar no deserto

A tecnologia para captar água potável a partir das moléculas de água distribuídas na atmosfera já existe há muitos anos, mas aparelhos que sejam pequenos, eficientes e capazes de fazê-lo em grande em escala ainda são um desafio.<p>Por tudo isso, o trabalho do cientista americano Omar Yaghi, professor …

If the Earth is spinning, why can’t I feel it?

Asking for a friend...<p>Congratulations: you’re currently spinning at about 1,000 miles an hour without even trying! That’s how fast the Earth has to turn to make a complete rotation every day. So why can’t you feel it? Your stomach goes all topsy-turvy when you spin around on a merry-go-round, and …

Trains

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

Stephen Hawking, a man synonymous with the mysteries of the cosmos, is dead at 76

The famous physicist died at home early on Wednesday.<p>Even if you weren’t a physicist, you knew this man. His computerized voice enthralled us for decades, whether guiding us toward answers to some of the biggest questions humanity has ever had or playing the villain in a Jaguar commercial.<p>You had …

The big bang got its name from a man who thought the theory was total nonsense

The phrase originated 69 years ago today.<p>The big bang is one of those theories that even the most casual student of science finds familiar and, at least at face value, is fairly easy to understand: we know the universe is expanding out in all directions, and some physicists figure there must have …

The proposed Space Force isn’t the first time the United States has tried to militarize space

In 1966, the Air Force sent an uncrewed space station into orbit<p>If President Donald Trump’s Space Force idea actually comes to fruition, it won’t be the first military force aiming for space. Not by a long shot. In fact, the idea of installing a military presence in space is as old as the space …

Space Exploration

Como startups brasileiras querem melhorar o saneamento básico do país

O saneamento básico do Brasil é historicamente deficiente. Exemplos disso vêm rápido à mente, como a recente crise hídrica que ocorreu em São Paulo, …

Cientistas criam software que prevê o futuro

A ciência aperfeiçoa as tecnologias para que consigam prever os próximos passos e ações dos humanos. Cientistas da Universidade de Bonn, na Alemanha, …

Cinzas de Hawking são enterradas ao lado dos túmulos de Newton e Darwin

As cinzas do astrofísico britânico Stephen Hawking foram enterradas ao lado dos túmulos de outros dois grandes cientistas --Isaac Newton e Charles …

4 Daily Habits For Creatives To Stay Inspired At All Times

When you’re in a creative industry, you’re implicitly tasked to generate fun, original and competitive ideas. How’s this for a challenge?<p>Creativity is this ever elusive thing that comes unexpectedly, but often disappears when you need it most. While it works differently for everyone, there are some …

Creativity

'Deeply concerning': Antarctic ice loss triples

Antarctica has lost almost three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, pushing up sea levels by 7.6mm, and scientists say the sharp increase is a …

Global Warming

The source of 90% of the plastics in the ocean, the truth about African migration and other top stories of the week

<b>The source of 90% of the plastic in the ocean:</b> these ten rivers.<p><b>Mumbai outworks New York.</b> Cities where people work the longest hours.<p><b>Is the World Cup</b> …

Tax Havens

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Customer Service

Is polio re-emerging in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A child has been diagnosed with a common symptom of polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified …

Public Health

See How Algae Could Change Our World

<i>Correction: This post has been updated since it was published on June 15,</i> 2018<i>, to reflect how Royal Dutch Shell and Department of Energy grant was used, the attributes of algae and the uses of algae through those studies.</i><p>Charles Greene is a climate scientist who looks at the impact of climate on …

Biofuel

Does a black hole ever die?

What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.<p>Astronomer Misty Bentz would like you to know that black holes don’t suck. “They’re not cosmic vacuum cleaners going around and sucking everything in,” she says. “They just use gravity the same way everything else does.”<p>Instead of a …

Black Holes

Could astrobiology research convince us to fight climate change?

Step one: realize we’re not alone.<p>Everything that human civilization has ever done has been powered by energy taken from the Earth and our environment. But that harvest is not without consequences, from our burgeoning population, to the carbon dioxide emissions warming our climate. Those changes …

Equations

10 setores que já estão sendo revolucionados pela impressão 3D

Em meio ao avanço da <b>indústria 4.0</b>, a chamada quarta revolução industrial, tecnologias emergentes têm ganhado adeptos. Uma delas é a <b>impressão 3D</b>, que …

O que é o 'ikigai', o segredo japonês para um vida longa, feliz e saudável

Você sabe por que se levanta pela manhã? Se consegue responder a isso, então, você já encontrou seu <i>ikigai</i>, um conceito japonês antigo que pode ser a chave para uma vida longa, feliz e saudável.<p>Não existe uma tradução direta para o termo. O mais próximo que se pode chegar é a descrição feita por Ken …

Episode 848: The World's Biggest Battery

California is generating a ton of solar power--some days, more than people can use. It could power the whole state soon, except for one problem: There's no way to hold on to all that energy at night.<p>Some of the country's biggest energy companies are trying to figure out how to store the power. …

Energy

• First country in Americas to eliminate disease in 45 years<br>• WHO: ‘Success stories like Paraguay’s show what is possible’<p>Paraguay is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, making it the first country in the Americas in 45 years to have wiped out the deadly …

World Health Organization

Esta gasolina é feita de carbono tirado do ar

Empresa canadense está fazendo um combustível que combina dióxido de carbono com hidrogênio líquido. Eles esperam que a economia fique do lado …