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Inside China's Plans For The World's Tallest (And Pinkest) Towers

Inside China's Plans For The World's Tallest (And Pinkest) Towers | MishMash | Scoop.it
Developers are planning a pair of supertall towers that also happen to be hot pink. The architects chat with us about the curious design.
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Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First

Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First | MishMash | Scoop.it
In a tricky surgical procedure on pigs, independent robotic surgery produced better outcomes
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Israeli Experts Help California Grow More Rice With Less Water

Israeli Experts Help California Grow More Rice With Less Water | MishMash | Scoop.it
Israeli experts have launched a cutting-edge subsurface irrigation project in a California ranch, allowing farmers to grow more rice using less water.
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Global Water Shortage Risk Is Worse Than Scientists Thought

Global Water Shortage Risk Is Worse Than Scientists Thought | MishMash | Scoop.it
About two-thirds of the world's population faces water scarcity for at least one month during the year.
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'Ultracool' Dwarf Star Hosts Three Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planets Just 40 Light-Years Away

'Ultracool' Dwarf Star Hosts Three Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planets Just 40 Light-Years Away | MishMash | Scoop.it
The search for Earth-like planets — and life — beyond the solar system has long been the stuff of science fiction and fantasy. But today’s ground and space telescopes, high-precision instruments and... read more
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Will Nanophotonics Save Solar Power Tech?

Will Nanophotonics Save Solar Power Tech? | MishMash | Scoop.it
Incorporating nanostructures with light harnessing properties could cost-effectively drive up the efficiency of solar cells
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The Search for a Better Battery

The Search for a Better Battery | MishMash | Scoop.it
The classic combination of government research funding and entrepreneurial gumption won’t take energy storage to the next level anytime soon
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The United Arab Emirates wants to build a full-size artificial mountain to encourage rainfall

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a full-size artificial mountain to encourage rainfall | MishMash | Scoop.it
The United Arab Emirates wants to build a full-sized artificial mountain to encourage more rainfall in a country mostly covered by desert.
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Recycling Workers Vie for Bonuses by Getting Robots to Do the Dirty Work

Recycling Workers Vie for Bonuses by Getting Robots to Do the Dirty Work | MishMash | Scoop.it
A software project has humans collaborating with robots to sort trash.
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Gecko feet inspire a new way to clean up dust - Futurity

Gecko feet inspire a new way to clean up dust - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
It seems like we're in a constant battle with dust. Now scientists are taking cues from static cling and gecko feet to clean dust at the nanometer level.
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When Smartphones Become Too Addictive, Stylish Dumb Phones Offer a Respite

When Smartphones Become Too Addictive, Stylish Dumb Phones Offer a Respite | MishMash | Scoop.it
Feeling distracted and exhausted by constant connectivity? Maybe you need one more gadget.
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This robot 'mermaid' grabs shipwreck treasures - Futurity

This robot 'mermaid' grabs shipwreck treasures - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
A robot called OceanOne with artificial intelligence and haptic feedback systems gives human pilots a new ability to explore the depths of the oceans.
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What happens to economies when education levels increase?

What happens to economies when education levels increase? | MishMash | Scoop.it
New reseach suggests that balanced economic growth results from increasing schooling levels.
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3-D printed foam outperforms traditional cellular materials in long-term stress

3-D printed foam outperforms traditional cellular materials in long-term stress | MishMash | Scoop.it
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have found that 3D printed foam works better than standard cellular materials in terms of durability and long-term mechanical performance.
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Are Engineers Designing Their Robotic Replacements?

Are Engineers Designing Their Robotic Replacements? | MishMash | Scoop.it
The profession could be putting itself out of work
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This 15-ton computer provides internet access, electricity and clean water

This 15-ton computer provides internet access, electricity and clean water | MishMash | Scoop.it
An Italian entrepreneur has developed a potentially revolutionary computer to provide vital services to the developing world.
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The global coal industry is using as much water as a billion people each year

The global coal industry is using as much water as a billion people each year | MishMash | Scoop.it
A new report reveals just how much water is being used up by the global coal industry each year, and it's an alarming amount.
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mPower aims for lightest, most powerful portable solar generator

mPower aims for lightest, most powerful portable solar generator | MishMash | Scoop.it
This mobile energy source includes solar panels, battery, and power inverter, all in a single, easy to transport package, for access to clean energy both day and night.
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Indium Tin Oxide Might Be the Material Photonics Has Been Waiting For

Indium Tin Oxide Might Be the Material Photonics Has Been Waiting For | MishMash | Scoop.it
Indium tin oxide is surprisingly adept at interacting with photons
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Earth may be home to 1 trillion species of microbes - Futurity

Earth may be home to 1 trillion species of microbes - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
A new estimate says Earth is home to 1 trillion microbial species. Science has identified only a tiny fraction of them.
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World's most powerful rocket even more powerful than first projected

World's most powerful rocket even more powerful than first projected | MishMash | Scoop.it
Testing reveals the SpaceX Falcon 9 and Heavy are more powerful than first thought, solidifying SpaceX's position as a leader in private space exploration.
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IBM Inches Ahead of Google in Race for Quantum Computing Power

IBM Inches Ahead of Google in Race for Quantum Computing Power | MishMash | Scoop.it
IBM believes it can demonstrate an experimental chip that will prove the power of quantum computers in just a few years.
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Trois exoplanètes similaires à la Terre ont été détectées : Et s’il y avait de la vie ?

Trois exoplanètes similaires à la Terre ont été détectées : Et s’il y avait de la vie ? | MishMash | Scoop.it
Des astronomes de l’ULg font une découverte majeure : un nouveau système planétaire.
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Q&A: Bill Gates

Q&A: Bill Gates | MishMash | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s cofounder vows to change the “supply side” for breakthrough energy technologies by investing billions of his and his friends’ dollars.
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Exploring phosphorene, a promising new material

Exploring phosphorene, a promising new material | MishMash | Scoop.it
Two-dimensional phosphane, a material known as phosphorene, has potential application as a material for semiconducting transistors in ever faster and more powerful computers. But there's a hitch. Many of the useful propertie
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What Would Happen If Elon Musk Ran Apple?

What Would Happen If Elon Musk Ran Apple? | MishMash | Scoop.it
Apple’s dismal earnings announcement shows why it badly needs to rethink its innovation model and leadership. Its last breakthrough innovation was the iPhone — which was released in 2007. Since... read more
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