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The age of technology is really hard on regulators. They have to figure out how to incorporate internet-of-things to make smart cities a reality; how to provide sustainable clean energy; where AI fits into all this and they have transport challenges. If it isn’t...
The world's largest solar power plant, Karmuthi in Tamil Nadu, India, covers an area of almost 4 square miles, and is expected to power 150,000 homes. That’s impressive, but tiny compared to what Elon Musk has in mind. Think 100 square miles powering the whole of the...
Swedish nuclear physicist created the world’s first approved birth control app – as effective as the pill but using only mathematics
It’s not often that one has cause to use ‘nuclear physics’, ‘mobile app’ and ‘menstrual cycle’ in one sentence. The three concepts seem wildly disparate. Let’s see what they have to do with each other. The woman responsible for bringing these concepts together is...
Mind & Brain
To many people who don't believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a "good" kind of religion. It doesn't start wars and has powerful things to say about the mind and mental self control. But what does the neuroscience say? In an interview with RedOrbit,...
A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated Information Theory, states that consciousness appears in physical systems that contain many different and highly interconnected...
We live in a world where we spend most of our lives indoors and online. Most people live in urban settings and natural views are rare to come across in daily life. I personally have been a hiker for a long time and I have always known that nature had a soothing effect...
Health & Psychology
The new transparent adhesive patch that can consistently deliver a prolonged high dose of the painkiller ibuprofen directly through the skin.
The science is undeniable: preventing and even reversing cancer could be as simple as altering your diet and depriving the cancer of its favorite food – sugar.
The criminalization of cannabis has lead to the creation of a synthetic cannabinoid analogue black market that is far more dangerous than the cannabis plant, a new study reveals.
In California, dead trees are big news. In June, the U.S. Forest Service reported that 66 million trees had died since 2010 as the state has experienced a prolonged drought. Drought stress has weakened trees' natural defenses to native bark beetles, resulting in a...
A new study found that viral levels in Rio’s water are 1.7 MILLION times what Europe or the U.S. consider “worrying.” With the Olympic Games just around the corner in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, doctors are warning athletes to keep their mouths closed while in the water. ...
Stop and smell the roses or grab some food or chat with locals on the nation’s longest greenway. Soon, traveling from Florida to Maine and back won’t require a car.
Here are 4 steps to defog your windshield twice as fast in the morning and the science behind why it works.
Are these machines possible without violating the laws of physics?
How is the chemical energy of gasoline transformed into kinetic energy of a moving car? And where does that kinetic energy go when the car crashes into something and stops moving?
We all know how long a day on Earth takes, but what about the place were the sun never goes down.
While there’s a vast amount of space yet to be explored, it’s easy to forget how much we’ve already learned. And this video shows you how small our little planet actually is.
The polar regions are called the “lands of the midnight sun” because in the summer, the sun never sets.
When A.I. meets science, interesting things occur. The next few years may be very interesting for the scientific community.
For a long time, solar power has been very much hated from a cost-benefit standpoint but things are starting to turn around for the technology. Around the world, progress is being made to make solar power a viable alternative.
Mark Z. Jacobson’s new digs is the perfect home for the prominent renewable energy advocate.