It seems like an outlandish idea, but a Norwegian startup called OceanTherm believes it can prevent catastrophes by stopping hurricanes as they develop. Hurricanes are more violent than ever, and a big part of that is rising ocean temperatures: just a one-degree rise in surface … [Read more...] about This startup wants to stop hurricanes in their tracks. Is it possible?
Being a cattle-owning farmer in Botswana is no easy feat. To keep their animals safe from hungry predators like lions, ranchers in the region often have to use costly fencing to separate the cattle from the carnivores, and sometimes the farmers may even kill the predators. But a … [Read more...] about Why painting eyes on the buttocks of cows can save them from predators
Calls for police reform have never been louder, but in order for actual reform to take place, we need to make concrete changes that work to keep citizens safe while holding police accountable. The people over at Freethink have written four things we can do to end police violence … [Read more...] about Four things we can change to reduce police violence in America
If airplanes can refuel each other mid-air, then why not electric cars? A weird and wonderful, if probably impractical, idea out of the University of Florida would see vehicles in high-speed convoys sharing energy in a peer-to-peer model. To understand how it works, let’s first … [Read more...] about Researchers imagine system where EVs charge each other on the roads
Starting today in many communities, school is back in session! For many around the world though, the simplest things, like pencils, notepads, books, and erasers are beyond reach. This nonprofit is doing something that makes perfect sense: donating used school supplies to … [Read more...] about Starting the school year off with school supplies for all