Trump will not be returning to Facebook or Instagram before November 2021.
May 6, 2021 • ~6 min
How cleaning up coolants can cool the climate – why HFCs are getting phased out from refrigerators and air conditioners
HFCs keep refrigerators cool, but when these short-lived climate pollutants leak, they warm the planet. The US EPA has a plan to phase them out, but what will replace them?
May 4, 2021 • ~8 min
The Federal Trade Commission is rattling its saber at the technology industry over growing public concern about biased AI algorithms. Can the agency back up its threats?
April 27, 2021 • ~6 min
The strong new laws will ban AI applications believed to violate EU citizens' fundamental rights.
April 21, 2021 • ~8 min
To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.
March 31, 2021 • ~8 min
If it hosts the same violent rhetoric that saw Parler forced offline, Trump's platform may be a short-lived adventure.
March 24, 2021 • ~6 min
On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.
March 5, 2021 • ~12 min
Some Texans are receiving eye-popping electric bills after power providers passed on volatile costs to some of their customers – legally.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~7 min
Misinformation isn't an inevitable product of social media. Proven techniques can help tech companies clean up their acts.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~10 min
The Texas electric power market is designed to give energy companies incentive to sell electricity at the lowest possible cost. That focus helps explain why it collapsed during a historic cold wave.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~9 min