Companies may be profiting by selling bunkers, but the aftermath of a nuclear strike — a nuclear winter — could be more dangerous than the initial impact.Read more
A three-year drought has caused water supplies to dwindle in the South African city of Cape Town. Based on the current trajectory, the city will likely have to shut off municipal water on April 21, after which residents will need to visit collection sites for their daily water allowance.
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Mitsubishi’s new technology forgoes the need for cars to have side and rear mirrors. Mirrorless cars were approved for use in 2016, and the carmaker expects to sell the first model as early as next year.
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Plastic pollution is an increasing problem across the globe. With the EU’s latest initiative to reduce plastic waste, it’s clear there’s a growing movement to cut down on plastic pollution.Read more
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is responsible for analyzing images collected from satellites and drones. Now there are signs that it’s set to increase its reliance on computer vision and machine learning, rather than humans.
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Gene editing techniques have the potential to revolutionize medicine, agriculture, and so much more, but some worry about what could happen if GMOs are released into the wild. Now, a researcher has designed a new tool that could alleviate this issue by ensuring that modified species can’t breed with their unmodified counterparts.
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said that a revised version of guidelines for self-driving vehicles will not hinder competition by favoring specific technologies.
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