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The best (and worst) ways to stop deforestation - Futurity

The best (and worst) ways to stop deforestation - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
When it comes to saving forests from deforestation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes if policymakers focus too narrowly on finding a remedy.
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4.5-GW Solar Project in the Sahara Desert Could Supply Power to Europe

TuNur Ltd. recently said that it has filed for authorization to build a solar power export project in the Sahara Desert that would supply the European market with electricity.
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New technology uses solar panels to produce drinking water

New technology uses solar panels to produce drinking water | MishMash | Scoop.it
AMMAN — Solar panels in Jordan are now being used not only to generate electricity, but also to provide clean drinking water, using only sunlight and air. The technology uses solar panels to harness solar energy and water vapour in the air to generate clean and fresh drinking water, according to Cody Friesen, CEO and founder of Zero Mass, a US-based start-up which transferred the technology to Jordan.
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Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 Europeans by 2100, study says

Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 Europeans by 2100, study says | MishMash | Scoop.it
By the end of the century, two out of three people living in Europe will be affected by weather-related disasters largely due to global warming and climate change, according to a new study.
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China Is On its Way to Being the Next Tech Superpower

China Is On its Way to Being the Next Tech Superpower | MishMash | Scoop.it
Peter Diamandis explains why China is posed to be the next great tech superpower of the world. Learn how China is on its way to becoming a tech superpower.
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To Design the Perfect Drone, Follow Nature's Lead

To Design the Perfect Drone, Follow Nature's Lead | MishMash | Scoop.it
Biomimetics analyzes the physics & biological aspects of nature to integrate these nuances into specific designs, such as a drone inspired from a dragonfly.
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Japan is building the fastest supercomputer in the world

Japan is building the fastest supercomputer in the world | MishMash | Scoop.it
Japan is building the world's fastest supercomputer, which it hopes will make the country the new global hub for artificial intelligence research.
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DeepMind Has Taught an AI to Do Something Quite Remarkable

DeepMind Has Taught an AI to Do Something Quite Remarkable | MishMash | Scoop.it
DeepMind's self-teaching AI could inform the robots of the future.
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Why Alphabet’s Verily is releasing 20 million sterile mosquitoes in California

Why Alphabet’s Verily is releasing 20 million sterile mosquitoes in California | MishMash | Scoop.it
The company, an arm of Alphabet, is using mosquitoes infected with a sterilizing bacteria to fight dengue and Zika.
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Karamba is writing software to keep your connected car from getting hacked

Karamba is writing software to keep your connected car from getting hacked | MishMash | Scoop.it
In Israeli’s cybersecurity-focused tech scene, cars are becoming a hot area.
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Des pirates dérobent près de 40 millions de dollars de cryptomonnaie

Des pirates dérobent près de 40 millions de dollars de cryptomonnaie | MishMash | Scoop.it
Quelque 32 millions de dollars ont disparu dans la nature après qu'un premier hack a fait perdre 7,4 millions de dollars sur Ethereum.
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The artificial glacier growing in the desert

The artificial glacier growing in the desert | MishMash | Scoop.it
Using nothing but physics, Indian engineer Sonam Wangchuk is creating giant 'ice stupas' in the Tibetan plateau to counteract the effects of climate change.
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Measuring Cyclones from Space Has Global Benefits

Presenters at the International Space Station (ISS) R&D Conference 2017 conference highlight the potential of studying hurricanes and typhoons from space.
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How Baidu Will Win China’s AI Race—and, Maybe, the World’s | Backchannel

How Baidu Will Win China’s AI Race—and, Maybe, the World’s | Backchannel | MishMash | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview, Baidu COO Qi Lu explains why the Chinese search giant will be smarter than Alexa and drive better than Google.
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NASA's Smartest Satellite Is Gone. Can Private Space Replace It?

NASA's Smartest Satellite Is Gone. Can Private Space Replace It? | MishMash | Scoop.it
A private company called Satellogic wants to give Earth scientists hyperspectral data from a fleet of satellites for free.
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Why Neuroscience Is the Key To Innovation in AI

Why Neuroscience Is the Key To Innovation in AI | MishMash | Scoop.it
Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind, says the future of AI lies in neuroscience. Aspects of neuroscience are key in artificial intelligence algorithms.
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Israeli, US, German Scientists Team Up To Turn Disease-Filled Wastewater Into Drinking Water

Israeli, US, German Scientists Team Up To Turn Disease-Filled Wastewater Into Drinking Water | MishMash | Scoop.it
Israeli researchers are developing a filtration membrane that removes viruses and bacteria from wastewater, and turns them into clean drinking water.
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Earth to warm 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, studies say

Earth to warm 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, studies say | MishMash | Scoop.it
By the end of the century, the global temperature is likely to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Elon Musk Has Better Things to Do Than Run Tesla

Elon Musk Has Better Things to Do Than Run Tesla | MishMash | Scoop.it
Musk the visionary is ill-suited to the next phase of Tesla's expansion: being a real automaker.
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The Biggest Facial Recognition System in the World Is Rolling Out in China

The Biggest Facial Recognition System in the World Is Rolling Out in China | MishMash | Scoop.it
Facial recognition is set to have a significant impact on our society as a whole. While many consumers are familiar with the concept because of the many smartphone apps that let them add various filters, graphics and effects to their pictures, the technology behind facial recognition isn’t limited to playful, mainstream applications. Law enforcement is …
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An Anonymous Ether Trader Just Made $200 Million in One Month

An Anonymous Ether Trader Just Made $200 Million in One Month | MishMash | Scoop.it
The anonymity of cryptocurrencies, however, raises a lot of questions about the use of bitcoin and ether in the mainstream.
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Elon Musk implored lawmakers to prevent people from building AI that could destroy us all

Elon Musk implored lawmakers to prevent people from building AI that could destroy us all | MishMash | Scoop.it
But he may struggle to get his way without hard evidence of what, exactly, needs regulating.
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The Coming Clash Between Water and Energy

The Coming Clash Between Water and Energy | MishMash | Scoop.it
Our thirst for water competes with our hunger for energy. Only radical new ideas will get us out of this mess
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This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats | MishMash | Scoop.it
ETH Zurich engineers 3-D printed a soft artificial heart made of silicone that weighs about the same as a natural human heart.
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DeepMind’s AI is teaching itself parkour, and the results are adorable

DeepMind’s AI is teaching itself parkour, and the results are adorable | MishMash | Scoop.it
Keeping up with the latest AI research can be an odd experience. On the one hand, you’re aware that you’re looking at cutting-edge experimentation, with new papers outlining the ideas an
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