Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City has announced ambitious new rules that set mandated fossil fuel caps for thousands of buildings. These rules will require building owners in the city to upgrade and increase the energy efficiency of their buildings.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has just taken a side in the Universal Basic Income debate — and with his take on preparing for the future, he's betting against some of the biggest innovators in Silicon Valley.
More than 300 companies around the world have now joined the Science Based Targets initiative, a global collaboration dedicated to setting emissions reduction targets and reducing supply chain emissions throughout industries.
German-based motorhome manufacturer Dethleffs has just unveiled the e.home, an electric motorhome concept. The vehicle is covered in 334 square feet of solar panels and has an estimated range of about 103 miles when fully equipped.
For Russia and Vladimir Putin, it is clear that planetary domination and artificial intelligence (AI) are inextricably intertwined. “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humankind,” he said via live video feed as schools started this month. “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
Researchers have discovered that memories form and get recalled along two distinct circuits in the brain. This could be relevant to the study of Alzheimer's disease.
New research proves that an ethanol-based gel can achieve a 100 percent cure rate when injected directly into squamous cell tumors. This low-cost, easily administered cancer treatment could significantly improve outcomes in the developing world.
New research indicates that a gene previously believed to only be expressed in germ cells is also expressed in a certain type of lung cell. These cells play an important role in our bodies' ability to naturally defend against infections, so this new discovery could lead to novel therapeutic strategies.
Scientists have created a robot the size of a single strand of DNA that can predictably and reliably pick up, carry, and deliver nano cargo. It may be able to deliver medicine to individual, sick cells and complete other tasks in personalized medicine.
Researchers have discovered that autophagy genes in worms, which are crucial to the cellular survival process in all species, drive the aging process later in life after promoting health and fitness in young specimens. The research revealed that neuronal and whole body health improved, and longevity with it, when autophagy was shut down in old worms.
In early 2018, NASA will send its Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL), worth $70 million, to the International Space Station (ISS). The fully automated rig will create Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and conduct other cold atom experiments in orbit, using the weightless conditions to achieve record-low temperatures and make new discoveries in quantum mechanics and gravity.
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Researchers are beginning human trials of two preventative treatments for Alzheimer's disease, a vaccine and an oral medication. Both treatments target beta amyloid, and if either or both are successful, they could save millions of lives.
Researchers have developed a flexible organic battery made from organic composites using “natural feedstock” for use in medical devices. The battery biodegrades safely and may have applications in consumer electronics within 5 years.
Researchers have engineered a lipid-producing sugarcane that can be used to produce renewable jet fuel. This fuel could replace about 65 percent of national jet fuel consumption, yet is less taxing on the Earth and cheaper to source than other biofuels.