24th November 2020
2027 – Completion of the Australia–ASEAN Power Link
In 2027, a clean energy megaproject is completed that includes the world's largest solar plant, the world's largest battery, and the world's longest submarine power cable.
23rd November 2020
CRISPR-based treatment destroys two cancer types
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is very effective in treating brain and ovarian cancers, without side effects.
22nd November 2020
Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, a new series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.
21st November 2020
Largest 3D-printed apartment building in Europe
This week, a German company deployed 3D printing technology to begin construction of a new residential block, which is set to become the largest printed apartment building in Europe.
19th November 2020
Wind-powered, transatlantic car carrier planned for 2024
In the near future, large vessels carrying vehicles or other cargo across the ocean could be powered by wind, thanks to innovative sail technology.
17th November 2020
World's first cultured chicken restaurant is launched
The world's first restaurant that provides clientele the opportunity to eat meat grown directly from chicken cells has been opened in the Israeli town of Ness Ziona.
16th November 2020
UK government to research space-based solar power
The UK government has commissioned new research into space-based solar power systems. These would use very large orbiting satellites to beam the Sun's energy to ground-based receivers.
15th November 2020
2046 – Angola is declared free of landmines
In 2046, more than 40 years after the Angolan Civil War, the last remaining landmine in the country is finally removed.
14th November 2020
New technology could turn Moon dust into oxygen and useful metals
British firm Metalysis has won a European Space Agency contract to develop technology to turn Moon dust and rocks into oxygen, leaving behind metal powders for use in construction.
13th November 2020
2029 – Launch of the ARIEL spacecraft
Updated with some additional info, and moved from 2028 to 2029.
12th November 2020
New algorithm provides 50 times faster deep learning
Using algorithms derived from neuroscience, AI research company Numenta has achieved a dramatic performance improvement in deep learning networks, without any loss in accuracy.
10th November 2020
First successful phase III trial of a COVID-19 vaccine
The first successful phase III trial of a possible COVID-19 vaccine – BNT162b2 – has been announced by drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech, which is able to prevent 90% of infections.
9th November 2020
First passengers travel safely on a Hyperloop
In the Nevada desert yesterday, Virgin Hyperloop tested human travel in a Hyperloop pod for the first time.
8th November 2020
China – carbon emissions, 1950-2060
China has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060. This graph shows how it might achieve that long-term goal.
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