NASA’s Perseverance rover has produced pure oxygen on Mars

What’s the big deal? Future astronauts will need oxygen to breathe and live, but oxygen is also a critical rocket fuel component. A single rocket launch off the surface of Mars carrying four astronauts...

How to Reduce Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality

VR is more accessible than ever, thanks to affordable, stand-alone headsets like the Oclulus Quest lowering the barrier to entry. And from addictive games like Beat Saber to immersive story-driven games like Half-Life: Alyx,...

This climate policy expert is taking over Jeff Bezos’s $10 billion Earth Fund

It’s a momentous week for action on climate change. On Thursday, the White House is convening 40 world leaders for an Earth Day summit where the United States is expected to announce new commitments...

Technology is crucial to cutting emissions, but only part of the story – Sydney...

Further, he says, we already have the technology to do the bulk of the work. New renewable energy is already cheaper than coal, and batteries and pumped hydro backed by gas are proving capable...

JetBrains IntelliJ IDE debuts ‘run targets’

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2021.1, an update to the company’s flagship IDE that offers a new way to run applications from the IDE. The new version also improves Kotlin support and adds support...

A Clubhouse Bug Let People Lurk in Rooms Invisibly

“Basically I’m going to keep talking to you, but I’m going to disappear," longtime security researcher Katie Moussouris told me in a private Clubhouse room in February. “We'll still be talking, but I'll be...

Just because you can work from home doesn’t mean you’ll be allowed to

America’s vaccine rollout is happening faster than expected, with the general population now eligible to get their shot this week instead of in May or June, as originally anticipated. In turn, some office workers...

This has just become a big week for AI regulation

The EU is known for its hard line against Big Tech, but the FTC has taken a softer approach, at least in recent years. The agency is meant to police unfair and dishonest trade...

Build more secure software with Rust for Windows

Microsoft has been interested in Rust for some time now, investigating its use as a type-safe and memory-safe alternative to C and C++ in systems programming tasks. With more and more of Microsoft’s business...

Developing autonomous vehicles with gaming industry technology . – Innovation Origins

Intelligent, self-driving cars are seen as the future of mobility. But to ensure that such a car reacts correctly in all situations, it must also recognize and process potential hazards. Training artificial intelligence accordingly,...

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