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Geoengineering is risky and unproven, but soon it might be necessary

Geoengineering is a field dedicated to purposely changing the world's climate using technology. Call it 'playing god' if you must; here's why its proponents believe it absolutely must happen. The post Geoengineering is risky and unproven, but soon it might be necessary appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Outdoors, Climate Change, Geoengineering, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


How 3D printing has changed the world of prosthetic limbs forever

When he was 13 years old, Christophe Debard had his leg amputated. Here in 2019, Debard's Print My Leg startup helps others to create 3D-printed prostheses. Welcome to a growing revolution! The post How 3D printing has changed the world of prosthetic limbs forever appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Wearables, 3D printing, Bionics, Prostheses, Tech For Change


Climeworks wants to clean the atmosphere with a fleet of truck-sized vacuums

Using machines that resemble jet engines, Climeworks wants to fight climate change by extracting CO2 from thin air. The gas can then be sold to carbonated drink and agriculture companies, or sequestered underground. The post Climeworks wants to clean the atmosphere with a fleet of truck-sized vacuums appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Features, Design, Hybrid, Plant, Robot, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


Inside the Ocean Cleanup’s ambitious plan to rid the ocean of plastic waste

In 2013, Boyan Slat crowdfunded $2.2 million to fund the Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization that builds big, floating trash collectors and sets them out to sea, where they’re designed to autonomously gobble up garbage. The organization has since raised over $35 million and a lot of questions from incredulous experts. The post Inside the Ocean Cleanup’s ambitious plan to rid the ocean of plastic waste appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Design, Hybrid, Plant, Robot, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


Burgers are just the beginning: Embracing the future of lab-grown everything

You’ve almost certainly heard of the 'farm to fork' movement, but what about 'lab to table'? Welcome to the fast-evolving world of lab-grown meat. Is this the future of food as we know it? The post Burgers are just the beginning: Embracing the future of lab-grown everything appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Outdoors, Impossible Burger, Lab-grown Meat, Memphis Meats, Mosa Meat


The grid of the future will be powered by … giant subterranean bagpipes?

In order to transition to a more renewable-focused energy system, we need to scale up our grid storage capacity --- and our existing methods aren't going to cut it. Could compressed air be the key? The post The grid of the future will be powered by … giant subterranean bagpipes? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Alternative Energy, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


Gravitational forces at heart of Milky Way shaped this star cluster like a comet

Hubble has captured the stunning Messier 62 cluster. The cluster is warped, with a long tail which stretches out to form a shape like a comet. It is thought this distortion is due to Messier 62's proximity to the center of the galaxy. The post Gravitational forces at heart of Milky Way shaped this star cluster like a comet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Black Holes, Globular Cluster, Hubble, Intermediate Mass Black Hole, Messier 62


Mercury’s wobble as it spins reveals that it has an inner solid core

Scientists have long wondered what the inside of Mercury looks like, and they now have strong evidence that the planet has a large and solid metallic core. The data for the new findings was collected by the now-defunct MESSENGER mission. The post Mercury’s wobble as it spins reveals that it has an inner solid core appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Inner Core, Mercury, Messenger, Outer Core, Solid Core


The oldest type of molecule in the universe has been located at last

A milestone in the development of the early universe was the combination of helium and hydrogen atoms into a molecule called helium hydride. But strangely enough, this ancient molecule has never been detected in space before now. The post The oldest type of molecule in the universe has been located at last appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Big Bang, Helium Hydride, Molecules, SoFIA


Beresheet crash caused by manual command, but reflector device may have survived

Details are emerging about what may have gone wrong with spacecraft Beresheet's failed moon landing. A manual command was entered which led to a chain reaction. But NASA still hopes to salvage use of its Laser Retroreflector Array device. The post Beresheet crash caused by manual command, but reflector device may have survived appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Emerging Tech, SpaceIL, Beresheet, Laser Retroreflector Array


SpaceX experiences problem during test, Crew Dragon capsule may have exploded

SpaceX has experienced a problem during the testing of its Crew Dragon capsule. During the engine test firing at Cape Canaveral yesterday afternoon, an unspecified anomaly occurred which lead to plumes of smoke rising from the test site. The post SpaceX experiences problem during test, Crew Dragon capsule may have exploded appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Emerging Tech, Crew Dragon, Testing Issues


Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robots that eat landmines and clean your floors

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it's fun to gawk! The post Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robots that eat landmines and clean your floors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Photography, Cars, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech


Star gives off superflare equal to 80 billion megatonnes of TNT. That’s a lot

A tiny star the size of Jupiter has been observed giving off a massive superflare 10 times more powerful than any flare from our Sun. The findings are raising questions about how much energy small stars can hold. The post Star gives off superflare equal to 80 billion megatonnes of TNT. That’s a lot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Brown Dwarf, L Dwarf Star, Stellar Activity, Stellar Flare, Superflare


Happy birthday, Hubble! Telescope celebrates with image of Southern Crab Nebula

In 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit, where it has remained for nearly three decades collecting information about deep space. To celebrate its birthday, Hubble imaged the beautiful Southern Crab Nebula. The post Happy birthday, Hubble! Telescope celebrates with image of Southern Crab Nebula appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Hubble Space Telescope, Red Giant, Southern Crab Nebula, White Dwarf


Astronomers surprised to find deep lakes of methane on Titan

In the two years since the Cassini probe burned up in Saturn's rings, data from its recordings is still being analyzed. The latest research has shown that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, hosts deep liquid lakes of methane on its surface. The post Astronomers surprised to find deep lakes of methane on Titan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Cassini, Hydrology, Liquid Methane, Methane, Titan


Resupply mission carries 7,600 pounds of scientific equipment to ISS

The Cygnus spacecraft has rendezvoused with the International Space Station as part of a months-long resupply mission. The craft will remain docked until July 23, while the crew take in the 7,600 pounds of research equipment it carried. The post Resupply mission carries 7,600 pounds of scientific equipment to ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Cygnus, International Space Station, Northrop Grumman, Scientific Equipment


Resupply mission carries 7,600 lbs of scientific equipment to ISS

The Cygnus spacecraft has rendezvoused with the International Space Station as part of a months-long resupply mission. The craft will remain docked until July 23, while the crew take in the 7,600 pounds of research equipment it carried. The post Resupply mission carries 7,600 lbs of scientific equipment to ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Cygnus, International Space Station, Northrop Grumman, Scientific Equipment


Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's planet hunting satellite, TESS, has made a new discovery. Last month the satellite discovered its first exoplanet. And now it has achieved another milestone, locating its first Earth-sized planet and a larger sibling planet. The post Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Earth-sized Planets, Exoplanet, HD 21749, NASA, Tess


Meet the gene-edited bacteria that could make cannabis plants obsolete

Ever wanted to brew cannabis like you brew craft beer? At UC Berkeley, biologists have managed to engineer brewer’s yeast so that it produces the main cannabinoids found in marijuana. The post Meet the gene-edited bacteria that could make cannabis plants obsolete appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Health & Fitness, Marijuana, UC Berkeley


Digital Trends Live: Facebook data security, Ubisoft helps Notre Dame, and more

Join DT Live as we discuss Facebook security issues, Ubisoft's plan to help rebuild Notre Dame, and more. We are also joined by Emily Teteut of Snap the Gap, Jennifer Sendrow of New York Public Radio, and DJ and producer Zeke Thomas. The post Digital Trends Live: Facebook data security, Ubisoft helps Notre Dame, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Digital Trends Live, Emerging Tech, News, Social Media, Virtual Reality, Car2go, Dt Live, Facebook, Instagram, Ubisoft


U.S., U.K. embrace autonomous robot spy subs that can stay at sea for months

Unmanned, autonomous robot spy submarines that are able to stay at sea for months at a time may be coming to both the United States and its ally across the pond, the U.K. Here's what we know so far. The post U.S., U.K. embrace autonomous robot spy subs that can stay at sea for months appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Royal Navy, Submarines, U.S. Navy


U.S. police are testing out Batman-style bola guns to catch criminals

U.S. police are taking a page out of Batman’s playbook with a new grappling hook gun, called the BolaWrap, which fires out a kevlar cord able to tie up assailants in the blink of an eye. The post U.S. police are testing out Batman-style bola guns to catch criminals appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Police, SWAT


NASA is building an inflatable space robot named King Louie

NASA is funding an inflatable robot called King Louie which could travel to the stars in deflated form and then be blown up when and where required. Here is why that's so exciting. The post NASA is building an inflatable space robot named King Louie appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, NASA, Robot, Soft Robotics


I have seen the future, and it’s full of salad-making robots

Think that robots bussing tables, tossing salads and baking bread is a futuristic concept? It's actually not as far away as you might think. Robots took center stage at a food robotics summit in San Francisco this week, where they showed they could handle all kinds of tasks in the food business. The post I have seen the future, and it’s full of salad-making robots appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Smart Home, Barista Robots, Delivery Robots, Food, Robot Baker, Robots


Robots will soon be baking our bread, brewing our lattes, and making our salads

Think that robots bussing tables, tossing salads and baking bread is a futuristic concept? It's actually not as far away as you might think. Robots took center stage at a food robotics summit in San Francisco this week, where they showed they could handle all kinds of tasks in the food business. The post Robots will soon be baking our bread, brewing our lattes, and making our salads appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Food, San Francisco, Trends, Robots, Smart Home, Emerging Tech, Delivery Robots, Barista Robots, Robot Baker


Russia’s robot news anchor gives human TV presenters hope

Human news anchors anxious about robots taking their jobs will be feeling reassured this week after the appearance on Russian TV of a news-reading android that clearly needs a bit of work. The post Russia’s robot news anchor gives human TV presenters hope appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Russia, Trends, Robots, Robotics, News Anchors, Emerging Tech


Yale scientists restore cellular activity in a pig’s brain hours after its death

In what some may view as a porcine version of Frankenstein, Yale University scientists have restored circulation and cellular activity in a pig’s brain four hours after its death. The study is likely to be used to study brain function The post Yale scientists restore cellular activity in a pig’s brain hours after its death appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Brain, Yale, Yale University, Emerging Tech, Frankenstein Yale University


How emotion-tracking A.I. will change computing as we know it

Affectiva is just one of the startups working to create emotion-tracking A.I. that can work out how you're feeling. Here's why this could change the face of computing as we know it. The post How emotion-tracking A.I. will change computing as we know it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Ai, Facial Recognition, Affectiva, Emerging Tech, Emotion Tracking


Adidas has created a running shoe that’s made to be remade

Adidas has unveiled the Futurecraft Loop running shoe that it claims is the first-ever performance footwear to be 100% recyclable. The shoe is the latest green initiative by the sportswear company and will go on sale in 2021. The post Adidas has created a running shoe that’s made to be remade appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Trends, Adidas, Recycling, Loop, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Futurecraft, Sports Shoes, Futurecraft Loop


NASA chooses a special spot for its next crewed moon landing

Following the U.S. government's announcement last month of a desire to see American astronauts set foot on the moon again in the next five years, NASA has revealed a location on the lunar surface where it would most like to land. The post NASA chooses a special spot for its next crewed moon landing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, The moon, South Pole, Emerging Tech, U S government