Science and Technology

  • 8 CRAZY INNOVATIONS TO SAVE THE PLANET

    - Dec 3, 2019
    The history of human invention has not always been kind to the environment. Cars and coal factories have partly driven climate change. Early air conditioners tore a massive hole in the ozone layer. Pesticides have destroyed...
  • CAN A WORM TEACH US TO REGROW A HUMAN LEG?

    - Dec 3, 2019
    When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats. If you cut off a salamander’s leg, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails to distract their predator, only to...
  • TECHNOLOGY IS A HUGE DRIVER OF THE U.S. OIL AND GAS BOOM

    - Dec 3, 2019
    A natural gas fired turbine, manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. subsidiary Solar Turbines Inc. By David Blackmon In the world of oil and natural gas, engineers, geologists, and drilling and production departments tend to get the lion’s...
  • BRUSSELS TO BAN CARS BY 2035

    - Dec 3, 2019
    Drivers in Brussels, the capital of the European Union and of Belgium, have 16 years to switch to an alternatively-fuelled vehicle under legislation adopted by the city’s government on Friday. The measure is one part of...
  • TIME’S 25 BEST HEALTH CARE INVENTIONS OF 2019

    - Dec 3, 2019
    Airthings Wave Plus: According to TIME, Airthings Wave Plus is the first radon and indoor air quality detector supported by an app. The device can detect “elevated levels of radon, the leading cause of lung cancer for...
  • CHINA FIRST TO LAND ON FAR SIDE OF MOON

    - Jan 9, 2019
    China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do so on the far side of the moon, often called the dark...
  • SINGAPORE TAKES A LEAP INTO THE FUTURE

    - Jan 9, 2019
    From a robotic police force and facial recognition ID to free skills training for all public servants, Singapore is at the forefront of government innovation. Much of its success can be attributed to government prioritising the...
  • HOW FUTURE TECH IS HELPING ELEPHANTS

    - Jan 8, 2019
    Scientists and conservationists are using AI, VR and image-based data to protect the endangered species. There’s no arguing with the majesty of elephants. These intelligent, complex and emotional beasts have come to symbolize wildlife conservation efforts...
  • FRANCE GOES FOR DRIVERLESS TRAINS

    - Sep 26, 2018
    French railway operator SNCF says it is planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years. “With autonomous trains, all the trains...
  • CHEMICAL BREAKTHROUGH COULD END THE PLASTIC POLLUTION CRISIS

    - Sep 20, 2018
    A new chemical process can liquify plastic. The next challenge? Creating a machine that can recycle the sludge on an industrial scale One single-use plastic bag takes at least 450 years to degrade. Give Miranda Wang...