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.
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New U.S. supercomputer is fastest on the planet

The U.S. has unveiled the world's fastest — and smartest — supercomputer. It will help research in fields as diverse as astrophysics and cancer.

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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Who’s watching you online? 5 ways to prevent cybercrime. [video]

A wave of cyberattacks recently has everyone wondering how to protect themselves online. Find out what you can do.
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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...
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Who owns the moon? We all do.

Thanks to the Outer Space Treaty, which came into force on October 10, 1967, there are no nuclear weapons in outer space and no military bases on the moon.
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Following the Afghan Silk Road with satellites

Archaeologist Emily Boak used aerial and satellite imagery to discover hundreds of unrecorded Afghan caravan stops along the Silk Road.
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Here’s the plan to save humanity from killer asteroids

Asteroids hit the Earth every day. Most of these rocks and chunks of ice are dust-sized and are harmless to our planet. But some...