How to Use a New Renewable Energy Source: Infrared Radiation

The breakthrough: Scientists at Harvard may have discovered how to utilize an entirely new renewable energy source — the Earth’s infrared emissions into outer space. Heated by the sun, our planet continuously leaks an astounding 100 million gigawatts of energy into the frigid vacuum beyond. Capturing only a fraction of that would be enough to power all of humanity’s […]

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Thousands of Intricate Undersea Cables Connecting Us to the Internet

Growing up in the digital age has allowed us to think about the Internet as a kind of natural resource – something we have because of course we do. But it’s easy to forget that a technology so ubiquitous and central to our daily lives requires solid materials to function. Enter the maps below: The […]

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