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© CarbonEngineering's Channel / YouTubeA Canadian company has big plans for the future of fuel, and it involves capturing carbon dioxide from the …Energy
A major hurdle in transplanting pig organs into humans has been overcome by Harvard University scientists
Pig organs could soon be transplanted into patients after Harvard University scientists discovered a way to genetically modify pig DNA so it is more compatible with humans.
Scientists have spent …Genetics
With Shell announcing its withdrawal from the Arctic, the effects of climate change on business performance are everywhere – and it’s time corporate leaders consider the implications for their organisation, or face the consequences.
Business and environmental concerns are becoming the same. Those …Climate Change
HP. Cisco. Dell. EMC. IBM. Oracle. Think of them as the walking dead.
Oh, sure, they’ll shuffle along for some time. They’ll sell some stuff. They’ll …Cisco Systems
The fall season is kicking off a sizzling solar power debate in California and one that has the potential to undercut the state’s climate mission.
Utility regulators there are in discussions over how to balance the interest of rooftop solar generators with the utilities on which they will still …Energy
Scientists have discovered more than 200 genes linked to ageing and have found switching them off extends life
The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.
Ten …Scientific Research
Paper archives are vital to prevent information stored on computers becoming inaccessible because of out-dated formats
The world faces an information 'dark age' because so much information is stored digitally, the former president of the Royal Society for Chemistry as warned.
Professor David Garner …College & University
In October 2012, Wang Jisi – professor at Beijing University – urged China to re-open its ancient commercial trade routes with the West. In 2013, …Silk Road
Keeping up with every new buzz and innovation is undoubtedly whiplash-inducing. But look away and you’ll be left behind. Are you going to be a mere …Innovation
If you're vaguely familiar with Apple and its history, you've probably heard a few familiar names, such as Steve Wozniak, Jony Ive, John Sculley, and of course the man himself, Steve Jobs.
But the new film about Jobs' life debuting this Friday focuses on another key character in Jobs' life that …Steve Jobs
Algorithms – step-by-step sequences of operations that solve specific computational tasks – are transforming the world around us. They support sophisticated search engines, voice recognition software, online transactions, data compression, targeted advertising and self-driving cars. But algorithms …Programming
Study to collect data from customers of genetic-testing services.
Geneticists have launched a project to test whether they can study millions of …Genetics
"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."
Five years ago, journalist Nicholas Carr wrote in his book The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing Our Brains about the way technology seemed to be eroding his ability to concentrate.
"Once I was a …The Brain
(CNN) — A Harvard medical pioneer calls it "astounding" — an "incredible achievement" and a "quantum leap forward" in the battle against cancer, autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
What's going on? Scientists at Ohio State University say they've figured out a way to grow the genetic equivalent of a …The Brain
HOW satisfied are we with our jobs?
Gallup regularly polls workers around the world to find out. Its survey last year found that almost 90 percent of workers were either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” from their jobs. Think about that: Nine out of 10 workers spend half their waking lives …Western Philosophy
The mountain air in Squamish, B.C., could soon be even fresher with the launch of a groundbreaking carbon capture operation.Carbon
Over the past couple of decades, Israel has developed a strong fintech ecosystem thanks to continued overseas interest, a local commitment to innovation, and a community that’s dedicated to addressing the emerging needs of this industry.
The Israeli fintech industry continues to grow so …Middle East
The country’s genetic biobank is still in its earliest stages, but the government hopes to one day have enough donors to totally overhaul its health-care system.
When Steven Smit opens the freezer, liquid nitrogen pours into the room, cascading dramatically over the sides of the container before …Life Sciences
Analyst Colin Sebastian at Baird thinks that Google's recent Alphabet restructuring could make it the "GE of the new technology generation," according to a research note published this morning.
For GE, the success of the lightbulb became a foundation for diversification and market dominance in areas …Alphabet, Inc.
U.S. officials could soon send a Navy ship steaming by a chain of man-made islands that China has built in the South China Sea, Pentagon officials said, potentially exacerbating tensions in an area in which Beijing is expanding its presence.
China set up a territorial limit around the islands, …Asia
TRIKALA, Greece (AP) — There'll be no arguing with the driver on this bus: the rides are free and there's no driver anyway.
Trikala, a rural town in northern Greece, has been chosen to test a driverless bus in real traffic conditions for the first time, part of a European project to revolutionize …Transportation
"What has been the source of our prosperity now becomes the source of our ultimate destruction, if we don't get off it"
(LOS ANGELES) — Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California’s climate-change goals, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing …Energy
Utilities would save consumers money and help support the electric grid if the companies tapped unused power stored in existing home and business batteries, according to a report released Thursday by the Rocky Mountain Institute.
The report, titled “The Economics of Battery Energy Storage,” by the …Batteries
At the end of last week, solar technology company SolarCity, which was co-founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, made headlines when it announced it had …Renewable Energy
Frank Brincho greets a customer at the Wal-Mart store in Foothill Ranch. Brincho has been a greeter at the store for 10 years and will celebrate his …Economics
I recently read Dana Ardi’s The Fall of the Alphas. The most important parts of her argument are:
What’s striking is that this argument is a recurring …Silicon Valley
(CNN) — Could this be the Uber for airlines?
Start-up "Poppi" imagines the airline of the future, where customers can fly "cinema class," where the getting the dreaded middle seat means you win sponsored treats, and where baggage is dropped off when you leave home -- and reappears at your …Flying
Recently, there seems to be an uptick in small nations or islands setting their sights on becoming increasingly, or completely, powered by non-fossil fuel energy sources, particularly renewables such as solar, wind and hydroelectric power.
This is welcomed news in a world that – despite recent …Energy
Workers are often taken advantage of by the on-demand economy. What if they ran it instead?
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently discovered, during his short-lived campaign against Uber, that saying no to a popular, convenient new technology doesn't tend to win many friends—or win much at all. In just a …Sharing Economy
The company already uses similar technology
Nike COO Eric Sprunk attended the GeekWire Summit last Friday, during which he claimed that you’ll soon be able to 3D print your own Nikes without ever having to leave your house, Quartz reports.
He was at the summit to discuss Nike’s Flyknit sneaker …Footwear