How falling solar costs have renewed clean hydrogen hopes

How falling solar costs have renewed clean hydrogen hopes »

The world is increasingly banking on green hydrogen fuel to fill some of the critical missing pieces in the clean-energy puzzle.

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“Am I going crazy or am I being stalked?” Inside the disturbing online world of gangstalking

“Am I going crazy or am I being stalked?” Inside the disturbing online world of gangstalking »

Jenny’s story is not linear, the way that we like stories to be. She was born in Baltimore in 1975 and had a

Software that monitors students during tests perpetuates inequality and violates their privacy

Software that monitors students during tests perpetuates inequality and violates their privacy »

The coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for the test proctoring industry. About half a dozen companies in the US claim their software

Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was

Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was »

Mars today is a cold, dry wasteland—but things were likely much different billions of years ago. Since we started launching robotic missions to

A guide to the TikTokish apps that want to be the next TikTok

A guide to the TikTokish apps that want to be the next TikTok »

Last week, Alessandro Bogliari wouldn’t have imagined that anyone posed a serious threat to TikTok. Yes, there were imitators and competitors out there,

The UK is dropping an immigration algorithm that critics say is racist

The UK is dropping an immigration algorithm that critics say is racist »

The news: The UK Home Office has said it will stop using an algorithm to process visa applications that critics claim is racially

SpaceX flew a prototype of its Starship vehicle for the first time

SpaceX flew a prototype of its Starship vehicle for the first time »

Called SN5, and with just one of the company’s powerful Raptor engines, this vehicle is a long way from the version SpaceX is

How to cast a wider net for tracking space junk

How to cast a wider net for tracking space junk »

Laser ranging only gives you a location window that’s up to several thousand kilometers in distance. For better predictions, debris trackers can also

Novavax has announced encouraging early results for its experimental coronavirus vaccine

Novavax has announced encouraging early results for its experimental coronavirus vaccine »

The news: Maryland biotechnology company Novavax has announced encouraging results from a preliminary study of its experimental coronavirus vaccine. The trial enrolled 131

The hack that could make face recognition think someone else is you

The hack that could make face recognition think someone else is you »

“If we go in front of a live camera that is using facial recognition to identify and interpret who they’re looking at and

Eli Lilly is testing a way to prevent covid-19 that’s not a vaccine

Eli Lilly is testing a way to prevent covid-19 that’s not a vaccine »

Nurses and patients in some US assisted living facilities will receive an antibody drug to prevent covid-19 infection, according to drug company Eli

Climate change-fueled heatwaves could kill millions

Climate change-fueled heatwaves could kill millions »

Blistering heatwaves are breaking temperature records around the globe this year, from Iraq to the American Southwest. And it’s only going to get

The quest for quantum-proof encryption just made a leap forward

The quest for quantum-proof encryption just made a leap forward »

Many of the things you do online every day are protected by encryption so that no one else can spy on it. Your

The field of natural language processing is chasing the wrong goal

The field of natural language processing is chasing the wrong goal »

At a typical annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the program is a parade of titles like “A Structured Variational

How an EU tax could slash climate emissions far beyond Europe

How an EU tax could slash climate emissions far beyond Europe »

Last week, European Union leaders approved the most aggressive climate-change plan in history.

The eye-catching part was the $600 billion dedicated to green

The problems AI has today go back centuries

The problems AI has today go back centuries »

In the same way, the paper’s authors argue, this colonial history explains some of the most troubling characteristics and impacts of AI. They

Climate-change-driven flooding could endanger 200 million people—in 30 years

Climate-change-driven flooding could endanger 200 million people—in 30 years »

Rising tides and storm surges will devastate economies and communities around the globe, if we don’t dramatically cut greenhouse-gas emissions and bolster shoreline

American parents are setting up homeschool “pandemic pods”

American parents are setting up homeschool “pandemic pods” »

Some entrepreneurs are capitalizing on the moment. Alice Locatelli founded thecopod.com just a few weeks ago. Interested parties input their location and requirements—the

Chinese and Russian hackers were just sanctioned by Europe for the first time

Chinese and Russian hackers were just sanctioned by Europe for the first time »

The European Union imposed its first-ever sanctions for cyberattacks on Thursday, targeting Russian, Chinese, and North Korean groups connected to several major hacking

Canada’s narwhals skewer Silicon Valley’s unicorns

Canada’s narwhals skewer Silicon Valley’s unicorns »

Toronto and the corridor that stretches west to Kitchener and Waterloo is already Canada’s capital of finance and technology—and naturally, the region’s leaders