October 23, 2017

How Safe is Your Smartphone from Hackers?

Your smartphone may be at risk of being hacked even while you are charging it at the airport or replacing its broken screen. Read More »

Who’s Searching for Electric Cars?

As all-electric cars come down in price, sales are expected to surge. Some analysts predict that by 2035, more than 50 percent of all vehicles sold will be all-electric. Read More »

The Little-Known Fund at the Heart of the Paris Climate Agreement

The Green Climate Fund is supposed to finance the world's shift away from fossil fuels. But fossil fuel-funding banks are eager to get on board. Read More »

Security Risks in the Age of Smart Homes

Smart home technologies have some major security weaknesses that better design and programming could solve. Read More »

Resilient Midwestern Cities Improving Equity in a Changing Climate

Faced with growing risks of flooding, heat-related deaths, and poor air and water quality; skyrocketing energy bills; and costly damage to homes and infrastructure, some Midwestern city officials and community advocates are taking steps to improve their cities’ resilience to the effects of climate change. Read More »

Race on to Preserve Cultural Monuments with 3D Images

Researchers are making 3D scans, architectural plans and detailed photographic records of cultural heritage sites around the world, knowing they could be destroyed at any time. Read More »

Five Things You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Deal

COP21 ended with an agreement that is at once both historic, important – and inadequate. Read More »

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Takes a Step Forward

The Hyperloop has created extreme controversy with skeptics citing everything from the cost of land in California to the substantial g-forces that would impact passengers being accelerated from 0 to 700+ miles per hour in a short span of time. Read More »

Forget Vegas, Nevada is Now About Reno and Lithium

As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century. Read More »

Fishing Ban Reflects How Fragile Arctic Ecosystem Is

A melting Arctic means new areas will be open to commercial fishing but scientists – and bordering countries – say they need time to study the ecological and economic risks. Read More »