Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2022

Technology

There has been no era like ours for the rapid development of technology. Stay updated on the hottest trends and advancements from all over the world.

Bright City

VR study shows bright colors and green spaces bring joy to cities

We at The Optimist Daily have written a great deal about the positive effects of greenery in cities. They sequester carbon, boost climate resiliency, and they cheer people up. Now, there is research to support greenery, along with bright colors, making cities more enjoyable.  A study from the Read More...

Plastic, colorful lego building blocks isolated on white background.

This LEGO-like computer chip has so many applications!

A team of researchers from MIT has recently designed a LEGO-like computer chip. Designing the technology in this stackable manner allows for the creation of reconfigurable AI equipment with a huge range of uses. “You can add as many computing layers and sensors as you want, such as for light, Read More...

a blackboard with many digits of pi written down

Google Cloud impressively calculates the first 100 trillion digits of pi

Thousands of years ago, the irrational number pi, with infinite digits, was discovered. Back in 2019, Google Cloud calculated pi out to an impressive 31.4 trillion digits, setting the world record. Then, last year scientists from the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons broke that Read More...

E-scooters

Boston e-scooter company soon to unveil safer model

While shared electric scooters have boomed over the last few years, there remain many concerns about their safety. Scooter-related injuries have become so common that some law firms offer legal action against scooter manufacturers on their websites. Some cities like Miami and New York have kicked Read More...

Wave illustration.

Radio waves can more reliably protect our data

Hardware is the technical term for the tangible components of an electronic device, including a computer monitor, scanner, keyboard, or mouse. Hardware can be subjected to attacks that are a severe risk to data security and allows the attacker to gain information - such as credit card details, Read More...

A hydrofoil boat approaching the port of the greek island Hydra.

The environmentally friendly, flying ships of the future

These days, electric cars, bikes, scooters, trams, and trains are common modes of transport. However, one mode of transport which hasn’t got the electric memo is ferries, which are still almost exclusively powered by fossil fuels. The problematic factor here is battery capacity, which cannot last Read More...

Eye exam

Researchers could predict heart attacks with an eye exam

In a study presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics, researchers explained how they combined clinical factors with an eye exam to predict patients’ likelihood of a heart attack.  Researchers used medical and lifestyle data from 500,000 people from the UK Read More...

Ithaca, New York

“Digital twin” of Ithaca, NY helps to plot climate ambitions

In 2019, Ithaca, New York was the first US city to resolve to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions by 2030. The college town allocated $100 million to fund the effort, but they still needed a plan of how to decarbonize all its buildings.  Two architectural professors from Cornell University Read More...

NASA team

NASA assembles team to investigate UFO sightings

While the Pentagon has confirmed the sightings of UFOs over the last couple of years, these are still unexplained. In response, NASA is forming its own independent team for the purpose of studying UFOs.  The confirmed UFO sightings certainly have many scientists and officials boggled, but there Read More...

Zophobas morio

This “superworm” eats and degrades plastics

Researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered that thanks to a bacterial enzyme in their gut the Zophobas morio “superworm” can eat through polystyrene plastic. This is the main compound of Styrofoam.  Over a three-week period, the research team fed these “superworms” Read More...