Tagged: future

Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren’t Any)

Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren’t Any)

The search for life elsewhere in the universe is one of the most compelling aspects of modern science. Given its scientific importance, significant resources are devoted to this young science of astrobiology, ranging from rovers...

The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox

Where is everybody? Welcome to the Fermi Paradox.  It gets stranger. Our sun is relatively young in the lifespan of the universe. There are far older stars with far older Earth-like planets, which should...

The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction

The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction

Before we dive into things, let’s remind ourselves what it would mean for a machine to be superintelligent.  Often, someone’s first thought when they imagine a super-smart computer is one that’s as intelligent as...

A Coal Plant in India Is Turning CO2 Into Baking Soda

A Coal Plant in India Is Turning CO2 Into Baking Soda

In India, one company, CarbonClean, has developed a new way to remove carbon dioxide from the environment, by turning it into baking soda. CarbonClean is using their new technology at a coal-fired power plant in...