Researchers Have Found A Way To Convert CO2 Into Jet Fuel

Researchers Have Found A Way To Convert CO2 Into Jet Fuel

Have you ever been out jogging in cold weather, (ha ha ha, no) watching your moist, hot exhales condense into clouds of alabaster steam and thought to yourself, hey, why can’t we run aeroplanes on this shit? Well, good news! A bunch of scientists must be listening to your brainwaves…

Pixar’s Pete Docter Reminds Us Sequels Help Keep the Lights On

Pixar’s Pete Docter Reminds Us Sequels Help Keep the Lights On

Pixar is responsible for some of the greatest animated films of our time…and then some of them were milked into franchises. For a time, it seemed like the studio cared more about repeating past successes than creating new ones. But it looks like Pixar’s latest studio head is ready to…

Researchers Use AI to Separate Conspiracy From Fact

Researchers Use AI to Separate Conspiracy From Fact

Researchers at UCLA have created a model to distinguish conspiracy theories from actual conspiracies which will possibly allow robots to differentiate between things like Pizzagate and Bridgegate in the future.

This Stealth Startup Is Using Electrical Stimulation to Help People Walk Again

This Stealth Startup Is Using Electrical Stimulation to Help People Walk Again

Some 33 million people in the U.S., or 1 in 7 Americans, have disabilities related to mobility, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Considered something of a silent health epidemic, the degree to which older and middle-aged Americans struggle with difficulties walking or climbing is immense.

Trump Administration Issues Last-Minute Blows to the Arctic

Trump Administration Issues Last-Minute Blows to the Arctic

The Trump administration is trampling on the Arctic on its way out. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management will auction off the drilling rights for plots on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain on its eastern North Slope, an area currently untouched by developers. The move will encourage…

Intel Pivots Its RealSense Cameras Into Facial Recognition Tech

Intel Pivots Its RealSense Cameras Into Facial Recognition Tech

Intel announced today that it will make its RealSense 3D cameras available for customers hoping to utilise the tech for faster facial recognition in the form of RealSense ID. The move comes months after competitor Amazon shied away from its own facial recognition program, which has been accused of perpetuating…

I Miss the Commodore 64, My First Console and Computer

I Miss the Commodore 64, My First Console and Computer

As a child of the 80s, I didn’t have an Atari, an NES, or even a Sega Master System. My first console was actually our family’s first computer: the Commodore 64. It was a passable gaming system, but more importantly, it was a device that taught me that technology was…

The Best Meteor Showers to Keep an Eye Out for in 2021

The Best Meteor Showers to Keep an Eye Out for in 2021

The best meteor showers are a spectacular sight but, unfortunately, 2021 starts with a whimper. Moonlight this January will wash out the first of the big three — the Quadrantids. After that, the year just gets better and better, with the Perseids (another of the big three along with the…

Twitter Is Buying Its Way Out of Being Twitter

Twitter Is Buying Its Way Out of Being Twitter

Twitter’s track record of eyebrow-raising product decisions continues, as this week, Twitter engineering executive Michael Montano announced the company would be acquiring the 4-year-old “social podcasting” app Breaker in an attempt to flesh out its Clubhouse-esque Spaces product.

Help This YouTuber Paint His Video Thumbnail Using Nothing but Comments

Help This YouTuber Paint His Video Thumbnail Using Nothing but Comments

When it comes to the rules of the internet, you can always count on two things to be true: crowdsourced projects will fly off the rails, and YouTube commenters are the worst. Despite these foundational principles, YouTuber Sean Hodgins has thrown caution to the wind and hacked together a little…

Could We Populate Another Planet With Genetically Modified Organisms?

Could We Populate Another Planet With Genetically Modified Organisms?

Earlier this year, a research team made waves by suggesting that we should disseminate Earth’s microbes on Mars in a preemptive effort to foster a climate hospitable to human life. To the “anti-contamination” school of celestial thought, this was heresy; to the most others, this was an obscure theoretical squabble…

Judge Rules Julian Assange Shouldn’t Be Extradited to U.S.

Judge Rules Julian Assange Shouldn’t Be Extradited to U.S.

Warning: This article deals with the topic of suicide and may be triggering for some. If you or someone you love is in need of support, please contact Lifeline: 13 11 14 A judge in the UK ruled on Monday that Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange should not be extradited to…

Windows 10 Update Will Get Rid of Flash Once and for All

Windows 10 Update Will Get Rid of Flash Once and for All

Adobe Flash, the multimedia software platform that powered so many pre-YouTube animated videos like Homestar Runner, is officially ancient technology. As of December 31, 2020, Adobe stopped supporting the software, and now Microsoft is telling every Windows 10 user it’s time to ditch it if they haven’t already.