You can see the appeal of the idea: instead of immediately cutting our use of oil, coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuels, we wean ourselves off gradually, stashing their planet-warming CO2 emissions underground until we figure out how to kick our addiction.
It’s not every day you see the U.S. Congress playing three-dimensional chess. But that’s a good way to think about the $280-billion CHIPS and Science Act: the latest move in a contest that is highly strategic, deeply considered, and focused on an end-game far from the here and now.
In 2014, Apple released its first Health app to much fanfare. It was designed to help people monitor things like weight, height, and sodium intake. And yet one basic metric that billions of people monitor regularly wasn’t included: periods.
Postmodernism. British cuisine. The ongoing popularity of the Real Housewives media empire. There are some things in heaven and earth that are just hard to wrap your head around. Add quantum computing to the list.
A nascent renewable technology called wave energy provides an enticing solution. When the sun goes down or the wind stops blowing, coastal communities could rely on the constant movement of the ocean to power their cities.
Recently, a bunch of would-be digital land barons have planted their flags on a variety of online spaces, staking ownership to properties in the so-called metaverse before the rest of us are even sure what the word means.
For people monitoring life-threatening diseases like diabetes, to see fitness buffs buffs opting in to this obsession as a fun whim is questionable.
What if you were told that a Canadian business was leading the charge in smart battery technology capable of powering entire refugee camps or remote villages?
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Authors—once permitted to sit in their hovel and emerge once a year for a writer’s festival—have become social entities.