Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Bentham Paulos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Dev Millstein, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Joseph Rand, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power...
Brian Skerry couldn’t believe his eyes. And his are eyes that have spent 40 years shooting sea photography, and nearly a quarter-century filming and shooting for National Geographic.
What developed in front of the Secrets of the Whales executive producer and photographer defied typical cross-species senses: an orca was offering him...
By BEAU PETERS
Although many global citizens are just now recognizing the wonders of hemp, humans have a rich history of co-existence with the hemp plant.
Researchers at MIT, in fact, claim that “hemp was probably the earliest plant cultivated for textile fiber,” dating back to at least 8000 B.C. Across history, the hemp...
While automation and the use of robotics has drastically increased the efficiency of manufacturing processes, logistics, and delivery, the casualty list for a slew of manual and service-based jobs on and off the production line is growing.
Not often do communities truly give back to the planet, but Zibi in Ottawa, is doubling down. It’s going carbon-neutral.
The town is a joint creation of Dream Unlimited, Dream Impact Trust, and Theia Partners.
The community is a 34-acre master-planned area. It was designed to combine Canada’s history with the prospects of city...
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people excitedly analyzed positive environmental changes caused by the lockdowns associated with it. For example, air and water quality improved due to decreases in car and boat traffic. Environmental conservationists wondered if the pandemic could signal a remarkable improvement in...
New Models Introduced This Week Offer Electric or High-Horsepower Gas Choices
The automotive market is not always clear in the direction it’s taking at any given moment. This week was one of those weeks. Future SUV buyers are going to be able to choose from a very green path or one emphasizing horsepower and off-road proficiency.
Engineered with smart off-road technology, the 4x4 Ford Bronco is back in the news with a family of rugged SUVs. The vehicle’s production is scheduled for take-off in early 2021 while delivery to dealerships is expected next spring.
What if legislators placed heavy design restrictions on the automotive or aerospace industries? What if engineers at Tesla or Boeing saw their research capabilities reduced to a small palette of less-creative, material options?
An inside look at the technologies protecting our nation’s forests
From paper goods to lumber and wildlife habitat to recreation, our forests provide value in countless ways. However, forest management is a complex science. It requires advanced technology, collaboration, and an eye toward sustainability.
Forest management has...
Facial recognition has always been a controversial technology, especially when it comes to the government using it. As tensions between the public and police have risen, some big names in the technology have taken a stand. Amazon, Microsoft and IBM have all stated that they'll stop selling facial recognition tech to the police.
There are two ways of looking at autonomous vehicles, and both of them are true. A thorough analysis by one of country’s leading automotive insurance research groups threw some hard data—some would say cold water—on self-driving car technology and the reactions were in predictably stark contrasts. Potential headlines on the news:
Following the White House’s declared state of emergency in March and subsequent Harvard study showing a need for up to 20 million COVID-19 tests per day by the end of summer, innovation from the manufacturing industry has responded with a scalable technology capable of closing the testing gap.
Facial recognition is expected to become one of the most important technological developments of the era. While the usage of such technology is extremely controversial, the power of facial recognition could prove to be revolutionary across a variety of major industries.
It is surprising to learn just how long facial recognition has...
The current healthcare crisis has caused many companies to change plans. Some have shut down; others have ramped-up production of critical goods needed to combat the coronavirus. One small but growing company in San Diego, California, deemed an essential service during the crisis, realigned its production to focus on one product—the EV...
We're kicking off this week with an interview with Dereck and Beverly Joubert, two National Geographic explorers who will be participating in National Geographic's Earth Day event, Born Wild: The Next Generation.
Our team has been investigating some of the most intriguing ocean-based technologies being developed that intend to mitigate and prevent damage done by an overabundance of greenhouse gases. Here are a few of the standouts.
A group of 515 investors who manage assets totaling $35 trillion sent a stark message to organizations and governments worldwide: Do more to fight climate change by complying with the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord “with utmost urgency,” according to a statement.
Drive along the I-10/I-17 corridor recently? You may have noticed that Tempe has risen high above the desert floor, a vital regional and national center for Fortune 500 companies, many forms of innovation, technology, and tourism.
It’s no secret that electric vehicles have a number of environmental benefits; however, it’s important that we take a critical look at this technology, rather than blindly follow it as our environmental savior.