Category: Documentary

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

A Chinese solar power company has just completed the first phase of an ingenious PR stunt: building a 100MW solar power plant in the shape of a panda bear. According to a release from...

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

For all the hand-wringing on climate change over the years, discussion of solutions remains puzzlingly anemic and fractured. A few high-profile approaches, mainly around renewable energy and electric cars, dominate discussion and modeling. But...

“Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range” –New Discovery Upends Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

“Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range” –New Discovery Upends Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

“If Einstein’s gravity were correct, our galaxy would never come close enough to Andromeda to scatter anything that fast,” said Hongsheng Zhao, Reader in the School of Physics and Astronomy. If true, the discovery...

NASA Astronomers: “Pluto is a Planet, So is Jupiter’s ‘Ocean’ Moon Europa”

NASA Astronomers: “Pluto is a Planet, So is Jupiter’s ‘Ocean’ Moon Europa”

Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known...

Tired all the time? Searching for a genetic link to chronic fatigue syndrome

Tired all the time? Searching for a genetic link to chronic fatigue syndrome

Yawning can be highly contagious. And we are all familiar with that post-lunch energy letdown that comes after eating a big meal. Clinically speaking, some believe it’s a central nervous system disorder, while others believe it’s metabolic, many...

An iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off from Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off from Antarctica

Scientists have been expecting this event for months, and say it wasn’t caused by climate change. Sea levels won’t rise from this new iceberg because the ice was already in the ocean. But it’s...

The ransomware outbreak that’s sweeping the internet, explained

The ransomware outbreak that’s sweeping the internet, explained

According to experts, the software has spread by exploiting a vulnerability that was first revealed to the public in April. A hacking group called the Shadow Brokers posted a cache of hacking tools online that it hinted...

A record-breaking Australian battery deal shows Tesla is moving beyond cars

A record-breaking Australian battery deal shows Tesla is moving beyond cars

The massive battery installation will help the electricity grid in South Australia maintain reliability as it shifts to renewable wind energy. Batteries can store energy when it’s windy and then release it when output...

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried about the internet’s future

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried about the internet’s future

A new book, The Darkening Web, argues that stories like these are going to become more and more common as countries seek to project power in cyberspace. The author is Alexander Klimburg, a program director at...