Melissa Mulholland

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What Is Grid Parity and Why Does It Matter?

For financial analysts, “grid parity” is just a shorthand way of describing when a clean energy form (think renewable sources like solar and wind) …

Renewable Energy

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Not a Pretty Picture: Climate Change and Health in Four Infographics

US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murphy said, “The changes are happening right now… Climate change is going to impact health, and it’s not a pretty …

Climate Change

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours<p>Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures.<p>…

Renewable Energy

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This research is critical to understanding how inquiry-based teachers will need to engage students. In the coming system, attitude trumps rote …

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

That's the premise of the Right Question Institute and a new book by its co-directors Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. The book, <i>Make Just One Change:</i> …

The rise of the new global super-rich

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds -- and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the …

Our World in Data

Larry Rosenstock and Irwin Jacobs talk about "Apocalypto"

A progressive high school in Chula Vista adopts a symbol for this bathroom business. #TargetBoycott #hightechhigh https://t.co/svnuaMhqxb

Larry Rosenstock - CEO of High Tech High School

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

His research shows that when fourth graders are asked to develop a concept map about thinking, most of their brainstorming centers around what they …

Scotland has taken in more than a third of all UK's Syrian refugees

Scotland has welcomed more Syrian refugees than any other part of the UK under the government’s official resettlement scheme, accepting more than 600 people compared to just 33 who have been taken in by London local authorities, figures show.<p>The data, released on Friday by the Home Office, reveals …

United Kingdom

Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public School Districts

Learning Strategies<p>Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public School Districts<p>By Travis Lape     Apr 28, 2016<p>Harrisburg …

3 Good Spell and Grammar Checkers for Students

May 28, 2016<br>Spelling check is supported in most of the browsers and word editors.However, to check for grammar you do need a third party add-on. And …

Santiago’s transport network aims for a responsible future

Chile aims to help meet its climate commitments by getting the Santiago Metro system to run mainly on renewable energyEfficient public transport is …

Transportation

There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans. This map shows you where.

The internet abounds with articles about massive "islands" of plastic floating around in the middle of the ocean. This narrative conjures up images of trash piles congregated in certain locations, leaving the rest of the sea clear of debris.<p>But the reality is much grimmer.<p>A map from New …

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

ASPIREist Episode #4: Birthright Denied & Crisis in Sudan

What makes an American? Thanks to the Constitution, we’ve got one answer in writing: anyone born in America is an American citizen. The state of Texas, however, has a different definition when it comes to the rights of kids born to undocumented immigrants, a stance that puts them at odds with …

Google Glass

This Solar Plane Just Flew Around the World Without a Drop of Fuel

A solar-powered plane touched down in Silicon Valley Saturday night, marking the end of a nonstop flight from Hawaii without the use of any fuel.<p>The …

NASA launches new X-plane program to create cleaner, more efficient planes

NASA has announced the launch of the “New Aviation Horizons” initiative, which will lead to a new generation of X-planes that are fueled by greener energy, use half the fuel, and are half as loud as commercial aircraft in use today.<p>“NASA’s flight research program is on its way to creating a …

How backpackers are digitizing an analog market

<i>This series was brought to you by Index.co</i><p>Every startup has a story to tell. From the conception of an idea, to the first lines of code, early hires, and preliminary funding rounds – every company has a unique narrative.<p>But there are always shared experiences. Processes, tactics, and habits that …

How a giant space umbrella could stop global warming

Our rapidly warming world could cause serious problems for civilisation in the decades to come. But could a giant space umbrella help cool down our planet? BBC Future investigates.<p>The race to find a solution to a rapidly warming world is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet.<p>One …

Climate Change

‘World’s Tiniest Engine’ Could Propel Nanobots Inside the Body

The company is embroiled in a scandal over privacy violations, reportedly affecting up to 50 million users.<p>4:41 p.m. Today4:41 p.m. March 21, 2018<p>Is …

Can The World's Worst Traffic Problem Be Solved?

An app called Sakay.ph told me to switch jeepneys here, on the megacity's deadliest stretch. Clambering into the back of what amounts to a stretched jeep with a tin roof, I slide down one of the vinyl seats to sit behind the driver, who flips his right palm backward to collect the fare of seven …

Bottled air started as a joke. Now China can't get enough.

BEIJING — Moses Lam was an overworked mortgage broker when he started selling bags of air from Canada on eBay as a joke.<p>Now his company, Vitality …

Pollution

Researchers teach robots to 'feel pain'

<b>Researchers from Germany are developing an artificial nervous system aimed at teaching robots how to feel pain.</b><p>As well as allowing robots to quickly respond to potential damage to their systems, it could also protect humans who are increasingly working alongside them.<p>The scientists plan to base the …

Robotics

Microsoft wants you to share your 3D printer over your network

Sure, you can use your old-school paper printer from virtually any device in your home. But what if you want to use your 3D printer in the den while you're lounging in the living room? Microsoft might just come to your aid. It recently released a Windows 10 IoT Core app (currently only for the …

Donated organs kept ‘alive’ may ease the transplant shortage

BOSTON — Lloyd Matsumoto awoke from his liver transplant last month to find his surgeon more than pleased with the results. The new organ had begun producing bile almost immediately, a welcome signal that it had quickly started to function well.<p>That may be partly because of the way Matsumoto’s …

Medicine