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.
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A new device that’s powered by sunlight could help solve water scarcity problems.
Scientists want to test plans for a transportable molten-salt reactor by piggybacking on their existing nuclear facility.
The company, backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, revised inflated assertions about its advanced reactor design after growing concerns prompted an MIT review.
Retailers can now use software to track one person across multiple surveillance cameras, possibly helping them improve store layouts.
The focus of research on fusion power has moved from big government programs to startups with novel designs.
Lockheed Martin says it will have a small fusion reactor prototype in five years but offers no data.
The difficulty of predicting local effects of climate change makes a compelling case for preventing it.
Open competitions can help find an optimal solution to a well-understood problem, but they are a poor way to innovate.
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?