Erecting dykes along a third of Europe’s coastline could prevent 83 per cent of flood damage by 2100

Erecting Dutch-style dykes along a third of Europe’s coastline could prevent 83 per cent of projected flood damage from rising sea levels by the end of the century, study shows Europe is expected to face as much as 3.3 feet of sea level rise by the year 2100 Around 200 million people in Europe currently live within … Read more Erecting dykes along a third of Europe’s coastline could prevent 83 per cent of flood damage by 2100

Scientists design a plasma-powered jet propulsion system

Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly plasma-powered jet propulsion system that uses air and electricity to propel itself forward.  A Chinese team say their prototype can generate thrust on the same magnitude as a commercial jet engine without burning fossil fuels and emitting greenhouse gases. The device converts high pressure air into a jet of plasma … Read more Scientists design a plasma-powered jet propulsion system

Houston pledges to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources like wind and solar

Houston pledges to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable solar power, and estimates the change will save more than $65million over seven years Houston will partner with NRG Energy to get all of its energy from solar  The plan will begin in July and last for five years, with two yearly extensions Houston … Read more Houston pledges to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources like wind and solar

Twitter tests warning message in iOS that asks users to re-think potentially ‘harmful’ replies

Twitter begins testing warning message in iOS that beckons users to think twice before posting potentially ‘harmful’ replies A moderation feature on Twitter beckons users to think twice before replying  It serves a message to users who may be about to post a ‘harmful’ reply The features is currently being tested on iOS  By James … Read more Twitter tests warning message in iOS that asks users to re-think potentially ‘harmful’ replies

Brits are the most concerned about coronavirus, study suggests

Britons are more concerned about the coronavirus than people in any other country, including Spain and Italy, according to a new study. UK researchers conducted surveys on nearly 7,000 people’s thoughts and fears about the virus between mid-March and mid-April, across 10 different countries. While the UK came at the top of the pile, Spain … Read more Brits are the most concerned about coronavirus, study suggests

Gas stoves are ‘exposing millions of Americans to dangerous pollutants’, report finds

Gas stoves are ‘exposing millions of Americans to dangerous pollutants and children living in homes with the device have a 42 percent higher chance of developing asthma’ A report warns against the dangers of using a gas stove for cooking at home They emit nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and sometimes carbon monoxide The EPA has … Read more Gas stoves are ‘exposing millions of Americans to dangerous pollutants’, report finds

Apple announces its Worldwide Developers Conference is set for June 22 and will be entirely online

Apple announces its Worldwide Developers Conference is set for June 22 and will be entirely online due to the coronavirus that has canceled hundreds of events around the globe Apple revealed it would host WWDC online  back in March due to the coronavirus Now, the tech giant has set June 22 for the date of … Read more Apple announces its Worldwide Developers Conference is set for June 22 and will be entirely online

Samsung ACCIDENTALLY leaks details of $83 Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker

Samsung ACCIDENTALLY leaks the release date and price of its upcoming smart speaker, the Galaxy Home Mini, which will be available in February for $83 Samsung posted details of its Galaxy Home Mini in a now-deleted press release  The press release appears to have been posted to Samsung’s site by accident Its Galaxy Home Mini … Read more Samsung ACCIDENTALLY leaks details of $83 Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker

Researchers shrink complex brain-reading tech that can take up an entire room to the size of helmet

Mind-reading helmet that picks up brain’s electrical signals to be released this year after researchers shrink complex tech that can take up an entire room Two helmet-sized devices developed by Kernel can read a wearer’s brain activity The device stands in stark contrast to much bulkier brain-scanning machines Kernel says it will be ready to … Read more Researchers shrink complex brain-reading tech that can take up an entire room to the size of helmet

Apple patents ‘bendable’ design for a MacBook that could be made out of a single piece of material 

Apple patents ‘bendable’ laptop design that could see future MacBooks made out of a single piece of material A new patent hints at a potential future MacBook design with a bendable hinge Instead of a mechanical hinge the new design would bend like a stack of papers The bendable design is structured in thin layers to … Read more Apple patents ‘bendable’ design for a MacBook that could be made out of a single piece of material