Science and Technology

  • CHINA FIRST TO LAND ON FAR SIDE OF MOON

    - Jan 9, 2019
    China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do so on the far side of the moon, often called the dark...
  • SINGAPORE TAKES A LEAP INTO THE FUTURE

    - Jan 9, 2019
    From a robotic police force and facial recognition ID to free skills training for all public servants, Singapore is at the forefront of government innovation. Much of its success can be attributed to government prioritising the...
  • HOW FUTURE TECH IS HELPING ELEPHANTS

    - Jan 8, 2019
    Scientists and conservationists are using AI, VR and image-based data to protect the endangered species. There’s no arguing with the majesty of elephants. These intelligent, complex and emotional beasts have come to symbolize wildlife conservation efforts...
  • FRANCE GOES FOR DRIVERLESS TRAINS

    - Sep 26, 2018
    French railway operator SNCF says it is planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years. “With autonomous trains, all the trains...
  • CHEMICAL BREAKTHROUGH COULD END THE PLASTIC POLLUTION CRISIS

    - Sep 20, 2018
    A new chemical process can liquify plastic. The next challenge? Creating a machine that can recycle the sludge on an industrial scale One single-use plastic bag takes at least 450 years to degrade. Give Miranda Wang...
  • THE NEXT ENERGY REVOLUTION: BUILDINGS

    - Jul 18, 2018
    John Dulac The past decade has seen major changes across the energy sector, from the emergence of solar PV or shale oil and gas to electric vehicles and high-efficiency lighting. But one sector has seen very...
  • AI TO ALLEVIATE HEALTH COSTS OF AN AGEING POPULATION

    - Jul 18, 2018
    Humanity has a problem: we are living longer. Between 2000 and 2015, global average life expectancy increased by five years, to 71.4. This is the fastest pace since the 1960s, according to the World Health Organisation...
  • NASA FINDS ANCIENT ORGANIC MATERIAL, MYSTERIOUS METHANE ON MARS

    - Jun 23, 2018
    This low-angle self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called “Buckskin” on lower Mount Sharp. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA’s Curiosity rover...
  • A GAS PLANT EMITTING ZERO CARBON

    - Jun 20, 2018
    The Net Power natural gas power plant, in La Porte, Texas Back in April of 2016, construction for an exciting new technology was just getting underway: the Net Power natural gas power plant. It promised to capture its...
  • EINDHOVEN REVOLUTIONIZES 3D PRINTED HOMES

    - Jun 20, 2018
    The city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will be the testing ground for the first ever set of 3D-printed concrete homes. According to The Guardian, the builders hope to present a much lower-cost alternative to current building workflows....