Microsoft Invests $50 Million in Our New Green AI Overlord

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to advocates the “AI For Earth” is here to help – but human Behaviour must Change to save the planet. Microsoft is Expanding “AI for Earth” Program to Fight Climate Change WRITTEN BY Christianna Reedy IN BRIEF Microsoft is expanding its “AI for Earth” program with a $50 million…

Cool tech: a switchable solar window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon…

Miniaturized weather satellites?

CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite From NASA Goddard SpaceFlight Center – Behind every weather forecast—from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update—are the satellites that make them possible. Government agencies depend on observations from weather satellites to inform forecast models that help us prepare for approaching storms and identify areas that…

An end to GRACE

The successful US/German satellite gravity mission GRACE comes to an end after 15 years On March 17, 2002, the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) were launched in order to make precise measurements of the Earth´s gravity field. GRACE has lasted three times as long as originally planned for more…

Imagine Escaping a Hurricane in a Tesla

Guest essay by Eric Worrall First I want to make it clear that I think Tesla responded to Hurricane Irma with exemplary good faith, sacrificing their future profits to send drivers of cheaper Tesla models a free range upgrade, to help them escape Hurricane Irma. But the urgent Florida hurricane evacuation may have inadvertently highlighted…