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Futurist Kurzweil Says He’s Building AI into Google Search | MIT Technology Review

Futurist Kurzweil Says He’s Building AI into Google Search | MIT Technology Review | MishMash | Scoop.it
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil says work is under way at Google to apply his theory of intelligence to understanding online information.
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Humans Kickstarted Climate Change Nearly 200 Years Earlier Than Scientists Thought

Humans Kickstarted Climate Change Nearly 200 Years Earlier Than Scientists Thought | MishMash | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that global warming began during the early stages of the Industrial Revolution and is first detectable in the Arctic and tropical oceans around the 1830s—much earlier than scientists had expected.
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Report: Computers Will Use More Electricity Than We Can Generate By 2040

Report: Computers Will Use More Electricity Than We Can Generate By 2040 | MishMash | Scoop.it
A recent report predicts that, by 2040, the world will use up more power for computing devices than it can generate. Nuclear fusion could be the solution to this problem.
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6 Perspectives on How Tech Is Transforming the Economy

6 Perspectives on How Tech Is Transforming the Economy | MishMash | Scoop.it
In early 2015, Singularity Hub ran a series of articles on the Future of Work. Sveta McShane kicked the series off by asking (and answering) the following question: "Have we... read more
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Hotels and Resorts are Pioneers for New Renewable Energy and Storage Technologies

Hotels and Resorts are Pioneers for New Renewable Energy and Storage Technologies | MishMash | Scoop.it
The paradigm of power generation is changing, and an increasing number of decentralized small-scale cleantech solutions are evolving. For technology providers, the first reference projects are extremely important milestones of the market-entry process.
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Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says | MishMash | Scoop.it
Richard Heede has become a thorn in the side of the fossil fuel industry
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'Future Earth' platform outlines global change strategy - BBC News

'Future Earth' platform outlines global change strategy - BBC News | MishMash | Scoop.it
A global initiative bringing together researchers across scientific disciplines launches it 10-year strategy to identify key sustainability priorities.
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A stunning prediction of climate science — and basic physics — may now be coming true

A stunning prediction of climate science — and basic physics — may now be coming true | MishMash | Scoop.it
NASA researchers suggest sea levels may be plunging around Greenland because of ice loss and a resulting decline in gravitational pull.
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NASA has Successfully Test-Fired the Engine for the Most Powerful Rocket Ever Made

NASA has Successfully Test-Fired the Engine for the Most Powerful Rocket Ever Made | MishMash | Scoop.it
The SLS is going to be taller than the Statue of Liberty, and it will be able to carry twice as much as any previous space shuttle. Best of all, it is already well on its way to completion.
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Tesla Supplier in Austria Expands in US to Supply Solar Industry

Tesla Supplier in Austria Expands in US to Supply Solar Industry | MishMash | Scoop.it
The Austrian company supplying Tesla Motors Inc. with the technology it needs to turn sunshine into electricity is expanding in the U.S. to capitalize on growth in the solar industry.
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Scientists Invent Transparent Windows Made out of Wood

Scientists Invent Transparent Windows Made out of Wood | MishMash | Scoop.it
Scientists have figured out a way to make wood transparent, and turn it into a window.
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New camera uses just 1 photon per pixel - Futurity

New camera uses just 1 photon per pixel - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
Capturing clear photos in low light can be tricky. The solution could come from the technology behind a camera that uses a single photon per pixel.
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Scientists have created a ceramic, resistant to extreme temperatures

Scientists have created a ceramic, resistant to extreme temperatures | MishMash | Scoop.it
Scientists managed to create a new multi-layered ceramic material with heat resistance of the upper layer of more than 3,000 degrees Celsius.
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Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework

Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework | MishMash | Scoop.it
Analytical approach could accelerate the development of new preservation treatments delivering environmental benefits and help in the design of bio-inspired smart actuators.
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Underground Methane Bubbles Create A Dangerous Natural ...

Underground Methane Bubbles Create A Dangerous Natural ... | MishMash | Scoop.it
It's a fantastical sight — patches of grassy, green Earth wobbling up and down like a waterbed. But there's nothing fictional about this scene
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FarmBot Will Grow Your Food For You; Just Press Go

FarmBot Will Grow Your Food For You; Just Press Go | MishMash | Scoop.it
What if you could grow food in your backyard with little to no understanding of gardening? A new robotic system may make this a reality... read more
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NASA aircraft probe Namibian clouds to solve global warming puzzle

NASA aircraft probe Namibian clouds to solve global warming puzzle | MishMash | Scoop.it
Commingling fog and smoke either boost or moderate global warming
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As lab-grown meat and milk inch closer to U.S. market, industry wonders who will regulate?

As lab-grown meat and milk inch closer to U.S. market, industry wonders who will regulate? | MishMash | Scoop.it
Existing rules may not apply to new foods
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Cool Solar Powered Inventions that Homesteaders Will Love!

Cool Solar Powered Inventions that Homesteaders Will Love! | MishMash | Scoop.it
Cool solar powered stuff. Life changing and convenient, this solar powered gear is fun and inventive. Admire the solar power products and diy solar panels
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New graphene super batteries charge up in seconds and last virtually forever

New graphene super batteries charge up in seconds and last virtually forever | MishMash | Scoop.it
Swinburne University researcher Han Lin developed a new supercapacitor using sheets of graphene created on a 3D printer, and it charges faster and lasts longer than traditional batteries.
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New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Global Warming

New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Global Warming | MishMash | Scoop.it
Converting greenhouse gases to its usable forms, such as methane, takes a huge amount of time. Now, a team of researchers have engineered a bacterium that could boost this process in just a single, naturally occurring, enzymatic step.
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Decentralized Renewables & The Rise of the Micro-Enterprise Economy

Decentralized Renewables & The Rise of the Micro-Enterprise Economy | MishMash | Scoop.it
Decentralized renewable energy has traditionally been under-estimated in emerging markets as only being capable of delivering electricity for home use, and then mostly for basic lighting. “Productive use”—creating goods and services either directly or indirectly for the production of income or value—has been more elusive.
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Battery Storage Is Already Profitable For Some Customers

Battery Storage Is Already Profitable For Some Customers | MishMash | Scoop.it
Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath There is no shortage of speculation these days about when and in what form battery storage will become economic for consumers. But according …
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New Genetically Modified Rice Could Feed Billions

New Genetically Modified Rice Could Feed Billions | MishMash | Scoop.it
Using a process called biofortification, researchers at the University of Melbourne have created a genetically modified rice that produces grain with more iron and zinc.
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