You Can Play With Escape Velocity—Without Leaving the Planet

If you like cool-sounding science terms, escape velocity should fit the bill. But what the heck does it even mean? Allow me to explain.Surely, you have heard this before:What...

Those Midwestern Floods Are Expected to Get Much, Much Worse

The record-setting floods deluging the Midwest are about to get a lot worse. Fueled by rapidly melting snowpack and a forecast of more rainstorms in the next few weeks, federal...

Costa Rica’s Zero-Carbon Plan Could Be a Model for the World

Carlos Alvarado Quesada has heard all the naysayers before. In February, the 39-year-old president of Costa Rica committed to ridding the country of fossil fuels by 2050. If successful, Alvarado's...

Researchers get humans to think like computers

Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences and even school busses. People aren't supposed to be able to see how...

What to Expect From Monday’s Big Apple Event

If Apple has “one more thing” to add at the end of its event on Monday, it might just be something you’ll read or watch in the near future—not the...

4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials...

Withings Move ECG Watch Is Good for Your Ticker

I’ve long thought Withings wearables are the kind of smartwatches that most people actually want to wear. The French company eschews “wrist-­computer” designs, opting instead for devices that look and...

New Clues on Tesla Sales Point to a Recent Drop

For weeks, analysts have speculated that Tesla has seen a marked drop in sales since the beginning of the year, and the electric-car maker’s recent gyrations on price cuts and...

Smart Devices for Teaching an Old House New Tricks

You can teach an old house new tricks. Add convenience and energy-saving perspective to your home with these intelligent gadgets.Intellithings RoomMeIt may look like a smoke detector, but the RoomMe...

The Great American Cardboard Comeback

COMBINED LOCKS, Wis. — As he watched the No. 7 paper machine hiss and hum for what he thought was the last time, Rick Strick felt a lump well in...

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Bitmain Reportedly Plans to Install 200,000 Crypto Miners in China

Crypto mining hardware maker Bitmain is planning to utilize its inventory devices for mining crypto.According to a Coindesk report published on March 21,...