Scientists want to use a silica blanket to terraform Mars

Scientists want to use a silica blanket to terraform Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we are going to colonise other planets then somehow we need to make them less inhospitable to life, and this is one step in the terraforming process.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I wrote about...

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Scientists want to use man-made volcanic eruptions to solve climate change

Scientists want to use man-made volcanic eruptions to solve climate change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more scientists complain that Plan A to solve climate change isn’t working, some are working on Plan B.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the biggest problems with climate change is that any solution we...

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Joint China-Russia atmospheric experiment spikes temperatures over Europe by 100 Celcius

Joint China-Russia atmospheric experiment spikes temperatures over Europe by 100 Celcius

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many ways we can modify our atmosphere but microwave manipulation produces some of the most extreme results.   China and Russia have jointly announced that they modified an important layer of the atmosphere above Europe in order to test a controversial new military...

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Scientists jumped out of a plane to create a new wonder material

Scientists jumped out of a plane to create a new wonder material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything is made from some form of material, whether it be organic or inorganic, which means the right breakthroughs can change industries forever.   Most people don’t care about materials – even self-healing materials, or state of the art programmable materials, or materials that will...

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China starts geo-engineering its atmosphere on a massive scale

China starts geo-engineering its atmosphere on a massive scale

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Asides from being able to make it rain in places where rain traditionally doesn’t fall there are a lot of questions about the broader impact geo-engineering has on other parts of the globe.   Last year China announced plans to spend hundreds of millions of...

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Scientists get green light to test tech that stops the formation of hurricanes

Scientists get green light to test tech that stops the formation of hurricanes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes you need crazy ideas because one day those crazy ideas change the world, in this case scientists think they can use a new approach to stop hurricanes from forming and wreaking havoc.   Recently I wrote an article about a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Swiss scientists are growing glaciers to turn back the effects of global warming

Swiss scientists are growing glaciers to turn back the effects of global warming

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A crazy plan to re-freeze the arctic isn’t as crazy as it sounds, and now Swiss scientists are trying it out to regrow their glaciers.   Earlier in the year a team of scientists announced their outlandish plans to re-freeze the Arctic by installing no...

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Harvard gets ready to geoengineer the Earth’s atmosphere

Harvard gets ready to geoengineer the Earth’s atmosphere

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Climate change still looks like it’s a runaway train, albeit that optimists think that hope is on the horizon, but there are still many people in the scientific community that think we need Plan B in case Plan A fails. In a first of its...

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China’s new climate control program is a monster

China’s new climate control program is a monster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A large part of China is arid, with serious implications on the people’s livelihoods and health, the new climate control program will improve their living conditions.   China, the world’s second largest economy, announced on Wednesday that it’s going to spend $168 million on a...

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Scientists have a plan to re-freeze the Arctic

Scientists have a plan to re-freeze the Arctic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Arctic is melting at its fastest rate ever, and with temperatures 20C above normal scientists want us to take drastic action.   Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problems that now beset the Arctic. He and a team...

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