Jacob Hamilton

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NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

In many ways, Mars is the most Earth-like planet we’ve ever examined up close, besides our own. With a history of a watery past, copious amounts of erosion, revealed sedimentary rock, volcanoes, clouds, icecaps, sand dunes and features like dried-up riverbeds, there’s an entire geological history …

Astronomy

The Sunday Shows Ignored This Calamitous Global Warming Report, But 'SNL' Didn't

Global temperatures reached a new high in 2016, marking the first time the planet experienced three consecutive years of record warmth, according to a report published this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.<p>But you wouldn’t know about the alarming trend from the network …

Global Warming

AI software is figuring out how to best humans at designing new AI software

Who programs the programmers? Soon enough, it might not be people behind the development of advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence tech, but other AI. MIT looks at the most recent work done by a range of different organizations, including Google Brain, who are working on AI that can …

Artificial Intelligence

9 incredible things we learnt from the CIA's declassified documents - aliens, psychic powers and invisible ink recipes

The CIA has just released around 13 million pages of declassified documents online spanning from the 1940s to the 1990s – <b>so what have we learnt?</b><p>Discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, information on Nazi war criminals and Cold War surveillance are among the trove of documents released under …

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

Natural Gas

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

The Crisis in the Arctic

It’s warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, but there are signs of hope.<p>Jose Kusugak, a leader of the Arctic Native Inuit community, wrote this in a book on Arctic climate entitled “The Earth is Faster Now”: “<i>Finding examples of the effects of climate change is easy and endless. I know Inuit,</i> …

Global Warming

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

World’s northernmost plus-energy office could spark an energy revolution

Creating a building that produces more energy than it consumes is already a hefty goal – but real estate developer Emil Eriksrød wants to take it …

Profit