You’ll never guess what everyday item can light up a home

More than 1.2 billion people worldwide live without electricity. Low-tech solutions using everyday objects such as soccer balls and bags help reduce this number. Now...
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The invention that lit up the world…on this day

Hundreds gathered on New York City's Pearl Street one afternoon in September 1882 to watch an entire city block come to life. Inside a...
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Science Cafes: Grab a coffee. Talk about astrophysics.

These days, you don’t have to attend a lecture to learn about science. Just visit your local cafe. People anywhere can attend informal, grassroots-organized talks...
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Want a job? Learn to code.

Women are underrepresented in computer science, a key field in our increasingly digital world. In the U.S., Girls Who Code is on the case. The organization...

When it comes to energy, countries should mix it up

A country that diversifies its energy mix insulates itself from energy disruptions and strengthens its energy security.

The future of green tech: Reinventing the wheel (literally)

How can your everyday actions combat climate change? Here are five ways tech is transforming transportation.
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Coming soon: Free artificial intelligence tool to help cure diseases

Artificial intelligence could accelerate scientific research. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hopes to enable breakthroughs with the Meta search engine.

Meet America’s top young scientist. He turns waste into clean energy.

Identify an everyday problem and solve it. That was the task for 14-year-old Sahil Doshi from Pittsburgh and other contenders in the Discovery 3M...
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Solar-powered water kiosks? In these rural villages, yes.

The reality is grim: worldwide, 780 million people — one out of every nine — lack access to clean water. Texas-born and Harvard-educated Anand Shah wanted a solution. After...