By Jonathan Hobbs The Nissan Sakura, the automaker’s first Kei car that runs entirely on electric power, had its first public showing at the company’s global headquarters in Japan before being unveiled virtually in the metaverse. It is possible to get a virtual feel for the Sakura by visiting the Nissan Crossing, which provides opportunities
By Adriana Navarro Four key climate indicators set new records in 2021, underscoring the importance to curb emissions from human activity. The United Nations criticized “humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption” despite sustainable technology being readily available for governments and cheaper to use than fossil fuels.” Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat and ocean
By Charles Epstein The future of battery technology means new propulsion systems and power generators will become more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cheaper. The world’s largest battery makers are pursuing these goals in China, South Korea, Europe and the U.S. Developed nations are accelerating these non-carbon developments as they move from fossil fuels and toward new
By Allison Finch Reducing air pollution has important health benefits — but it can also have an unusual impact on the environment. A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently published in the journal Science Advances, examined how particulate air pollution, or aerosols, and climate change have affected tropical cyclones over
By Paul Glader Theoretical physicist Dr. Frank Wilczek isn’t lacking for attention. He just received the Templeton Prize in 2022, adding to the awards for the thinker who won a Nobel Prize for his explorations into the laws of nature. “He is one of those rare and wonderful individuals who bring together a keen, creative
By Naama Barak Cities worldwide are stiflingly hot: lack of shade, ACs spewing hot air on the sidewalks and no breeze make walking outside come August somewhat of a nightmare. And with urbanization, heat islands and global warming, things are likely to get worse. This is where technology can help. From buildings that generate their
By John Murphy The rising cost of fuel has been a popular topic for the past month amid record-high prices at the pump and while gas prices throughout the country are the highest in years, one gas station, in particular, has grabbed lots of online attention. Located in Furnace Creek, California, lies just one gas
By Martin M Barillas New technology may accelerate charging speeds for electric vehicles by 200 times, meaning that filling a battery may take less than 10 seconds. Drivers of electric vehicles face slow battery-charging speeds and inconvenience, whether at home or at sparsely distributed electric-charging stations. Cars, for example, may take as long as 10
By Zachary Rosenthal The nation’s second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, is continuing to dry up, placing water supplies and power generation in the West in potentially dire straits. Lake Powell is an artificial lake in the middle of the Colorado River on the border between Arizona and Utah. Created in 1963 after the construction of the
A car’s gas mileage at 20 degrees Fahrenheit is 15–24 percent lower than the same vehicle’s mileage at 77 degrees.
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