YouTuber Tom Scott recently visited the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, where a new $1.5bn confinement structure has been erected. The resulting video gives you a good feel for the monumental scale of the project, and just how much is riding on its success. See more >>
It involves flying low over the Arctic, studying the Greenland ice sheet and nearby sea ice with high-resolution digital and thermal imaging cameras, a sophisticated radar suite, a laser altimeter, and other instruments.
This rhino is loaded with technology: it has a camera embedded in its horn, a GPS transmitter around its neck and a heart rate monitor tracking its pulse. But it’s not just some weird wearables experiment: it’s an attempt to stop poaching. Read more >>
As we march deeper into the 21st century, we could have a lucrative new fuel on our hands. One that’s blue-green and sometimes a little smelly. It’s found in wastewater, but it’s capable of powering jets.