A globalized solar-powered future is economically unrealistic

[ad_1] Credit: Valentin Valkov/Shutterstock.com Over the past two centuries, millions of dedicated people—revolutionaries, activists, politicians, and theorists—have been unable to curb the disastrous and increasingly globalized trajectory of economic polarization and ecological degradation. This is perhaps because we are utterly trapped in flawed ways of thinking about technology and economy—as the current discourse on climate […]

Europe's future is renewable

[ad_1] by Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) Credit: CC0 Public Domain Europe has enough solar and wind resources to meet its electricity demand entirely from renewable sources. A new study by researchers at the Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research (IASS) in Potsdam shows that many regions and municipalities could meet their electricity demand […]

Singapore plans a subterranean future

[ad_1] Singapore has already built an underground highway and state-of-the-art air conditioning system, but is now looking to house more facilities beneath the surface in order to optimise land use above it Space-starved Singapore has expanded outwards by building into the sea and upwards by constructing high-rises but planners are now looking underground as they […]

Psychosensory electronic skin technology for future AI and humanoid development

[ad_1] A mimetic diagram of artificial pain generation based on signal processing through a sense of touch. Credit: DGIST Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering has developed electronic skin technology that can detect “prick” and “hot” pain sensations like humans. This research result has applications in the development […]

IBM team eyes encryption future

[ad_1] The new IBM quantum computing-safe tape drive prototype is based on a state of the art IBM TS1160 tape drive. Credit: IBM This week a collaborative effort among computer scientists and academics to safeguard data is winning attention and it has quantum computing written all over it. The Netherlands’ Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), […]

tech tycoons spar on future of AI

[ad_1] Jack Ma and Elon Musk faced off in an animated debate about AI Jack Ma believes artificial intelligence poses no threat to humanity, but Elon Musk called that “famous last words” as the billionaire tech tycoons faced off Thursday in an occasionally animated debate on futurism in Shanghai. The Chinese co-founder of Alibaba and […]

Weather control could be your job of the future!

[ad_1] The world is changing, and with it so too are the kinds of jobs that we can expect to perform in the coming years. Nothing exemplifies this more than weather control, which couldn’t sound more science fiction! That’s right, it is now possible to get a job in weather modification, meaning you’ll be paid […]

Weather control could be your job of the future!

[ad_1] The world is changing, and with it so too are the kinds of jobs that we can expect to perform in the coming years. Nothing exemplifies this more than weather control, which couldn’t sound more science fiction! That’s right, it is now possible to get a job in weather modification, meaning you’ll be paid […]

Volocopter gets safety nod in push for air taxis of the future

[ad_1] Credit: Volocopter How far off are we from hopping on and off air taxis as a familiar local mode of transport? Eyes this week were fixed on one company aggressively keeping up its bit to open commercial routes and bring this type of mobility to life. Volocopter on Wednesday presented its latest air taxi […]

smaller restaurants in your future

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alex Canter was born in the kitchen, at his parents’ iconic Los Angeles deli, Canter’s, where he did everything from wait tables and bartend, to help the family navigate its way into online sales. Now, 30% of sales at Canter’s Deli, which opened its doors in 1931, are from online […]