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Will Future Electric Vehicles Be Powered by Deep-Sea Metals?

Mining companies and marine scientists want to know whether harvesting blobs of useful materials from the seafloor harms ocean life......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: Gadget17 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Did This Scorching-Hot Planet Lose—and Regain—an Atmosphere?

A veritable hellscape of an exoplanet is challenging researchers’ assumptions about what types of worlds host atmospheres......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: Gadget17 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

How Many Homes Could You Power With Free Doughnuts?

How Many Homes Could You Power With Free Doughnuts?.....»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 13th, 2021Related News

Plastic Is Falling From the Sky. But Where’s It Coming From?

At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastic are floating over the western US. New modeling shows the surprising sources of the nefarious pollutant......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 13th, 2021Related News

This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer

Medtronic's GI Genius, recently cleared by the FDA, will help doctors identify precancerous polyps......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 12th, 2021Related News

Pandemic Lockdowns Did Cut Air Pollution—but With a Catch

Studies from all over the globe show short-term improvements in urban air quality, but experts are skeptical about how long they’ll last......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 12th, 2021Related News

A ‘Last Hope’ Experiment Finds Evidence for Unknown Particles

Long-awaited news from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 team may resolve a tantalizing conflict between nature and theory. But a separate calculation clouds the picture......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 11th, 2021Related News

In Europe, Backlash Heats Up Over Garbage Incinerators

Trash-burning facilities once seemed like a useful way to minimize pollution and generate power. But the EU is withdrawing support over emissions concerns......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 10th, 2021Related News

Tracking Variants, New Hot Spots, and More Coronavirus News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 9th, 2021Related News

The Thrusters Behind NASA"s Mission to the Asteroid Psyche

Hall thrusters have been used in satellites for years. Now, they'll play a crucial role in reaching a metallic asteroid called Psyche......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 9th, 2021Related News

Variant Hunters Race to Find New Strains Where Testing Lags

In countries without much sequencing, new versions of the Covid virus can go unnoticed. Scientists across Africa are collaborating to track them down......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 9th, 2021Related News

This Sticker Absorbs Sweat—and Might Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis

The device may make it easier to quickly test newborns and could open the door to at-home monitoring......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 8th, 2021Related News

More Lightning in the Arctic Is Bad News for the Planet

Lightning strikes in the far north could double by 2100. That means more wildfires, which could release massive amounts of planet-warming gas......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 7th, 2021Related News

How Strong Is King Kong? And Could He Even Stand Up?

In physics, big things are not like small things. Here's what that means for a giant gorilla......»»

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Reforestation Is Great! But We"re Running Out of Seeds

Planting trees is a popular solution to carbon emissions. But where will all those seedlings come from?.....»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 6th, 2021Related News

Sneaky New Bacteria on the ISS Could Build a Future on Mars

NASA tracks the microbes that live on the space station, and sometimes it discovers new ones. Those hardy bugs may offer clues about surviving long missions......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 5th, 2021Related News

The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Birthed Today"s Rainforests

Plant fossils from Columbia reveal the forests of the Cretaceous period were sparser and less humid than their modern-day counterparts......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 4th, 2021Related News

Cells Form Into Living ‘Xenobots’ on Their Own

Embryonic cells can self-assemble into new forms that don’t resemble the bodies they usually generate, challenging old ideas of what defines an organism......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 4th, 2021Related News

The US Is Finally Trying to Unlock the Power of Wave Energy

After decades of false starts, the federal approval of a new testing site off the coast of Oregon could give the technology a much-needed jolt......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 3rd, 2021Related News

New Travel Guidelines, Real-World Vaccine Efficacy, and More

Catch up on the most important updates from this week......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetApr 2nd, 2021Related News