After years of experimentation and setbacks, Google has announced they have reached the first steps into “quantum supremacy”. This could be a major breakthrough that would be able to completely change the landscape of computer and technology. A quantum computer would be able to … [Read more...] about What are quantum computers, and why do we need them?
AC systems and fans use up to 22 percent of the world’s electricity. This generates as many CO2 emissions as all the world’s cars. Strangely enough, however, the design of the fan hasn’t changed in 100 years. That’s why Jay Harman’s design firm, PAX Scientific, has designed a … [Read more...] about The Flair: this redesigned fan uses up to 85% less energy than conventional fans
Oil spills can spell big trouble for the environment, and efficient and swift response is critical in trying to contain the problem. In the not-too-distant future, folks dealing with such incidents may have a robotic helper to call on, with Boston’s Sea Machines Robotics … [Read more...] about Autonomous oil spill boat can aid disaster mitigation without human crew onboard