Category: Ideas

March 11, 2020 0

Goodyear’s reCharge Concept Tire Regenerates Burned Off Rubber

By luciennealvarez

If Goodyear scientists have their way, replacing complete tires every year or so simply because a few millimeters of rubber wears off will become a thing of the past. The company this week unveiled a far-out concept for a tire that will automatically generate its own tread, continuously replacing the rubber that sloughs off from…

March 11, 2020 0

New TCL Foldable Phone Concepts Are Weird but Exciting

By amied882840751

TCL Communication, one of the fastest-growing TV brands in the US, now wants its own slice of the phone market—and it’s not afraid to push the envelope to get it.The company took the wraps off two foldable device concepts, different from the one it showed at CES 2020. The first has a trifold display; think…

March 11, 2020 0

Amid Coronavirus Fears, Startups Rethink the Virtual Conference

By rubinspurgeon

The first conference to go was Mobile World Congress. The annual gathering of electronics makers and phone geeks announced the cancellation just weeks before it was set to begin, in late February, for the sake of safety. Global concern over the new coronavirus was rising, and plus, exhibitors were dropping left and right.Next came Adobe…

March 11, 2020 0

Greta Thunberg’s Online Attackers Reveal a Grim Pattern

By ugyralf96573691

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is 17 years old, legally a minor. Despite her age, in the past week, numerous actual adults have made her the subject of many forms of online harassment. Some say she ought to be “burnt at the stake”; others have circulated images of a sex doll that resembles Thunberg and…

March 11, 2020 0

The Secret History of a Cold War Mastermind

By donteabw54

I. ObituaryThe legend of Gus Weiss, hero of the Cold War, ends 11 stories below the balcony of his condo at the Watergate complex in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2003. A broken corpse on the sidewalk.In life, Weiss had liquidy blue eyes and an aristocratic air. He stood 5’7″ and in later years developed…

March 1, 2020 0

Astronomy Expands Its Scope From the Heavens to Humans

By yvonnedowling9

In the coming decade, astronomers will surely solve some cosmic mysteries. Maybe by 2029, scientists will know what “dark matter” actually is, so they can give it a better name. Maybe they’ll find out how the universe evolved after the Big Bang, so they can stop fighting about it. Maybe they’ll find a planet that’s…

March 1, 2020 0

6 Best Trackers (2020): GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular

By valentinhedberg

“Systems!” My friends and Marie Kondo’s internet shout. “All you need is a system. As long as you always put your things down in the same place, you’ll never lose anything again,” they say, as I stagger in the door carrying children’s backpacks, a bag of dirty laundry, my fanny pack, and dog food.Like Elizabeth…

March 1, 2020 0

The Iowa Caucus Debacle Leads This Week’s Internet News Roundup

By krisbrenner68

This last week, like many before it, was jam-packed with news. The coronavirus continued to spread; President Trump restricted New York residents from entering into trusted traveler programs; actor Kirk Douglas died; Jameela Jamil came out as queer. Also, Christina Koch returned to Earth after almost a year in space, and likely wants to go…

March 1, 2020 0

What Scientists Can Learn From Alien Hunters

By loydjardine14

Aliens—hypothetical beings from outer space—fall into roughly three categories. They could be far-away microbes or other creatures that don’t use technology humans can detect; they could be far-away creatures that use technology earthlings can identify; or they could be creatures that have used technology to come to Earth.Each of these categories has a different branch…

March 1, 2020 0

Coronavirus Fears Will Leave Empty Seats at a Top AI Conference

By kerrypedersen

Qiang Yang, a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, was looking forward to AAAI, one of the big artificial intelligence conferences, which takes place in New York this week.Yang was due to present an award-winning paper describing a way for an AI algorithm to perform image recognition by drawing from different…