How Robotics Can Revolutionize Sustainability

Climate change is a topic that’s discussed more and more frequently as the effects of human interactions with the planet begin to manifest. There has been a rise in natural disasters and temperature fluctuations. The previous balance that existed in ecosystems is now deteriorating, and the solutions to mitigate further problems are now delving into …

Developing Sustainable Water Purification Technologies using Nanotechnology

A significant proportion of the world’s population has little to no access to clean water, and the water consumed by industrial activities continues to grow. Researchers from the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center, which is headquartered at Rice University, are developing cutting-edge water purification technologies that can provide communities with access to clean and …

5 Tech Careers That Increase In Demand Since The Beginning Of Covid

If you lost your job because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you don’t need to wait until the virus has been eliminated to get a new job. If your company hasn’t called you back yet, there is a strong chance that they never will. This isn’t the time to start feeling sorry for yourself. You need …

Mapping Cities’ Carbon Emissions Through Advanced Data Collection

As global emissions of greenhouse gas continue to rise, it is increasingly important for researchers and policymakers to identify exactly where and how much greenhouse gas is emitted and absorbed worldwide for global climate change mitigation. Over the past decade, Dr. Tomohiro Oda of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in Maryland has aimed to …

Pros and Cons of Robotics for Hospital Sustainability

When the coronavirus burst onto the scene, healthcare professionals and robotics experts partnered to implement out-of-the-box solutions to pressing needs. In Wuhan, China, a test-run of a field hospital staffed by robots took place. The machines, provided by tech company CloudMinds, delivered necessities and medicines and even entertained patients.

Why Real-Time Big Data Matters to the Maritime Industry

Over 90% of world trade is in the hands of the international maritime shipping industry. Every year, it moves more than USD 4 trillion of goods. For shipping companies, there’s a lot of pressure to remain on schedule, protect the cargo ship and crew, and ensure profitability. And we can’t say it’s easy.

Can DNA Solve The World’s Data Storage Problem?

We’re creating more data than we know what to do with. The millions of emails and texts and tweets and YouTube videos are quickly building up in data storage centers. Thus far the answer to the issue has been to just build more and more data storage warehouses across the globe, but these data centers …

Smart Home Devices Can Help Reduce Waste and Utility Bills

By now, it’s common knowledge that smart home devices can help with a variety of daily tasks. From asking your Alexa device what song is playing to checking your phone to see who just rang your doorbell, more people are buying smart devices to fill a variety of life needs and interests. With increased technology, …

Microsoft had a crazy idea to put servers underwater, and it totally worked

A little over two years ago, a shipping container-sized cylinder bearing Microsoft’s name and logo was lowered onto the ocean floor off the northern coast of Scotland. Inside were 864 servers, and their submersion was part of the second phase of the software giant’s Project Natick. Launched in 2015, the project’s purpose is to determine …