Modern industry has made great strides in turning trash into tomorrow’s new products, but the process is still a long way from perfect. New technologies can help. Plus, updates on chemical recycling, design for recycling and dirty recycling.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~27 min
climate-change technology food-environment
Funerals, burials and other ways of communally commemorating those who have died have always been part of human history. The need for social distancing has upended these psychologically important rituals and fostered creative alternatives.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~17 min
coronavirus society qa
Epidemics of forest-felling diseases are on the rise thanks to globetrotting pathogens that slip through even the best defenses. To prevent further losses, scientists are turning to high-tech surveillance and detection, even canine noses.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~23 min
The controversial technology of reflecting sunlight away from the planet could help blunt the worst impacts of climate change
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~15 min
climate-change technology qa food-environment physical-world
Researchers and companies are harnessing computers to identify the emotions behind our written words. While sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it manages to distill meaning from huge amounts of data — and could one day even monitor mental health.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~16 min
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