Science and Technology

  • FRANCE GOES FOR DRIVERLESS TRAINS

    - Sep 26, 2018
    French railway operator SNCF says it is planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years. “With autonomous trains, all the trains...
  • THE NEXT ENERGY REVOLUTION: BUILDINGS

    - Jul 18, 2018
    John Dulac The past decade has seen major changes across the energy sector, from the emergence of solar PV or shale oil and gas to electric vehicles and high-efficiency lighting. But one sector has seen very...
  • AI TO ALLEVIATE HEALTH COSTS OF AN AGEING POPULATION

    - Jul 18, 2018
    Humanity has a problem: we are living longer. Between 2000 and 2015, global average life expectancy increased by five years, to 71.4. This is the fastest pace since the 1960s, according to the World Health Organisation...
  • NASA FINDS ANCIENT ORGANIC MATERIAL, MYSTERIOUS METHANE ON MARS

    - Jun 23, 2018
    This low-angle self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called “Buckskin” on lower Mount Sharp. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA’s Curiosity rover...
  • CHEMICAL BREAKTHROUGH COULD END THE PLASTIC POLLUTION CRISIS

    - Jun 21, 2018
    A new chemical process can liquify plastic. The next challenge? Creating a machine that can recycle the sludge on an industrial scale One single-use plastic bag takes at least 450 years to degrade. Give Miranda Wang...
  • A GAS PLANT EMITTING ZERO CARBON

    - Jun 20, 2018
    The Net Power natural gas power plant, in La Porte, Texas Back in April of 2016, construction for an exciting new technology was just getting underway: the Net Power natural gas power plant. It promised to capture its...
  • EINDHOVEN REVOLUTIONIZES 3D PRINTED HOMES

    - Jun 20, 2018
    The city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will be the testing ground for the first ever set of 3D-printed concrete homes. According to The Guardian, the builders hope to present a much lower-cost alternative to current building workflows....
  • SIX MEDICAL DEVICES CHANGING THE WORLD IN 2018

    - Jun 20, 2018
    There are more medical devices out there than ever before, but these select few promise to potentially improve the lives of millions of people around the world. Known for centuries as the Emerald Isle due to...
  • HOT STREAKS DRIVE THE SUPER SUCCESSFUL

    - May 18, 2018
    Ever wondered how the super successful achieved their goals? Was it years of dedication that finally lead to a breakthrough or some form of good luck? A new study the Kellogg Scholl of Management published in Nature magazine used...