Putting CO2 away for good by turning it into stone

The fracture in this basalt rock shows the white calcium carbonate crystals that form from the injection of CO2 with water at the test site.  Anette K Mortensen CC-BY

Martin Stute (TC) : We seriously need to do something about CO2 emissions. Besides shifting to renewable energy sources and increasing energy efficiency, we need to start putting some of the CO2 away before it reaches the atmosphere. Perhaps the impacts of human-induced climate change will be so severe that we might even have to capture CO2 from the More...

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By Michaela Whitton On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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This Company Claims It Can Tell If You’re a Terrorist Simply by Looking at Your Face

Michaela Whitton (AM) : Can you predict who is a murderer just by looking at their face? What about a pedophile? A software company now says it can, and it claims it is able to identify terrorists purely by their More...

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By Susanne Posel On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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Gotta Go Fast! Hyperloop Prepares for Historic Public Demo

Susanne Posel (OC) : Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One start-up is gearing up to show off just how fast humans can travel. Musk described the Hyperloop as the fifth mode of transportation. Beyond the four modes of current More...

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By Susanne Posel On Monday, April 18th, 2016
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MIT Creates Breakthrough AI That Can Detect 85% of Cyberattacks

Susanne Posel (OC) : The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a way to predict hacker attacks with an 86% accuracy using artificial More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, April 9th, 2016
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Are drones really dangerous to airplanes?

Eli Dourado (TC) : Imagine boarding a plane. Economy class. There’s a kid behind you kicking the seat. You put on headphones and try to tune out the world. Immediately after takeoff, you feel a thud and hear an More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
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Indonesia launches its first multi-year funding scheme for scientific research

Prodita Sabarini (TC) : Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, Indonesia, with the support of Australia, US, and UK, finally has a multi-year funding scheme to finance long-term world-class scientific research. The More...

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By Susanne Posel On Friday, April 1st, 2016
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Could NASA’s Methane Sniffing Drone Have Prevented Leak in California?

Susanne Posel (OC) : The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has created a tiny sensor that will sniff out methane with the strength of a few parts per billion via a laser spectrometer. Called the Open Path Laser More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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Gravitational waves found: how we proved the power of the dark side

Martin Hendry (TC) : One hundred years ago Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity predicted the existence of a dark side to the cosmos. He thought there were invisible “gravitational waves”, ripples More...

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By Susanne Posel On Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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How the Internet of Things is Used by Spies, Hackers & Everyone Else

Susanne Posel (OC) : When it comes to honesty, it might not get any better than this. James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, recently told the Senate: “In the future, intelligence services might use More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, February 8th, 2016
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The world condemns North Korea’s rocket launch and misses the point again

Robert Winstanley-Chesters (TC) : The collective global roar of disapproval that greeted North Korea’s launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 is a familiar sound by now. The universal fury at Pyongyang’s More...