Has Technology Taken the Excitement Out of Driving? 

Electric Car Charging

It seems like every major manufacturer has been experimenting with self-driving technology that might, in time, render human drivers obsolete. As more and more cars are equipped with driver assistance systems, drivers are starting to feel that the more control is taken out of their hands, chipping away at the joy of being behind the wheel on the open road. Continue reading

Technology Will Solve The World’s Water Problems – If We Let It 

Water Treatment Plant, San Diego, California. Photo by Greg Goebel. License: CC BY-SA 2.0.

Water is one of the most important resources we need to survive. Without food we can last for days or even weeks, but without a proper supply of fresh water we’ll last only a fraction of that time. And yet, clean water is scarce in many third-world countries. It’s a problem that’s growing harder and harder to solve with current strategies, volunteers, and resources. Continue reading

Go Away, Gravity! – The Ventures of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic 

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch photo by U.S. Air Force.

Elon Musk has a net worth of $11.9 billion while Richard Branson has a net worth of $4.8 billion. If they stacked their respective fortunes in $1 bills atop each other, the tower would reach six million miles, almost 25 times the distance between the earth and the moon. And that is, in a metaphorical way, exactly what the two plan to do. Continue reading

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