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Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before you commit? Read on. For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.
Get answers to your sustainability questions from SAGE, a Stanford project dedicated to providing sound environmental information and advice. Advanced students from the environmental sciences, engineering, business and journalism look forward to answering your questions—no calculation is too hard, no concern too existential, no conundrum too picayune—or you can start exploring past questions and answers here. Student authors welcome your queries on sustainability and the environment.
Who would have thought prisoners would be used instead of out-of-work Americans for producing solar panels? June 20, 2012 Federal Prison Industries, most commonly known by the trade name UNICOR, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S.
Photos: Exelon Nuclear; Constellation energy/AP Photo; Entergy Nuclear; Daniel Acker/Landov; Carolina Power & Light Co.; FPL; Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images; Entergy Nuclear (3); Dominion Energy; Exelon Nuclear; FPL; Duke Energy; Nuclear Management Co. Staying power: These nuclear power stations, the 15 oldest in the United States, were originally licensed to operate for 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has since extended their licenses to 60 years, and researchers are contemplating another round of extensions.
Two security officials have been disciplined for falsifying security documents. This photo from 2008 depicts Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. In April, a federal investigation found that two security officials at the plant falsified records.
According to futurologist Raymond Kurzweil, robots will advance well beyond the role of helpful sidekick by mid-century.
Project Hexapod is aiming to make the construction of large scale robots cheaper and easier for hobbyists with Stompy - an 18 ft (5.5 m) wide, 4,000 pound (1800 kg), 6-legged hydraulic robot that you can ride.
A common theme in any form of entertainment depicting the future is the use of a remote to control everything – futuristic houses are often shown with the owner turning the lights on before they even arrive.
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<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-54745" title="nerve_cell_chip" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/03/nerve_cell_chip.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="435" /> Nerve-cell tendrils readily thread their way through tiny semiconductor tubes, researchers find, forming a crisscrossed network like vines twining toward the sun.
Scientists have unveiled a prototype solar device that mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel. The device uses the Sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels, which can be stored and transported.
Optogenetics is a neuromodulation technique employed in behavioral neuroscience that uses a combination of techniques from optics and genetics to control the activity of individual neurons in living tissue —even within freely-moving animals—and to precisely measure the effects of those manipulations in real-time. [ 1 ] Optogenetics is known for the high spatial and temporal resolutions that it provides, which allow for observation of individual neurons over a timecourse of milliseconds , but is primarily famous for its ability to precisely alter the activity of specific brain areas without directly affecting a subject's behavior.
Scientists at CERN have announced that they've been able to trap 309 atoms of antihydrogen for over 15 minutes.
Welcome to the future! Below, you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of current trends, long-term environmental changes, advances in technology such as Moore's Law, future medical breakthroughs, the evolving geopolitical landscape and more.
January 8, 2035 - With a first prize of seven million US dollar and the intriguing plot of trying to fool or outsmart Arnold, the most advanced artificial intelligence in public use, the much hyped live show “Fooling Arnold” became the people’s choice this Saturday. If you haven’t seen the show yet, it takes place in an ancient castle where eight people should solve different tasks while constantly conversing with Arnold.
Futurism in Pictures
The Venus Project