This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
A new device that’s powered by sunlight could help solve water scarcity problems.
Nearly five decades ago it seemed as if we might gain mastery over the weather—but what of the risks?
The Trump administration suddenly seems eager to welcome firms that want to build wind farms off the East Coast of the U.S.
Fear not, car-chase fans: it will still rattle over railroad tracks at 30 miles per hour and bump up eight-inch curbs without a worry.
It’s been a flop in the consumer market, but hydrogen still holds a little promise in industrial and defense applications.
As climate change accelerates, a handful of scientists are eager to move ahead with experiments testing ways to counteract warming artificially. Their reasoning: we just might get desperate enough to use this technology one day.
New startups want to reduce emissions and noise by electrifying aircraft, but better batteries remain a stumbling block.
Crippling tolls, massive fines for emissions cheats, and outright bans will help improve air quality.
Prices for the metal have soared along with global demand for batteries, and a bonanza could be waiting beneath a valley in the desert.