Israel will ban the sale of gasoline & diesel vehicles after 2030 - After that date, all passenger cars will be electric and all trucks will be powered by electricity or compressed natural gas. A final decision is expected by the end of this year - r/Futurology
Bill Gates leads global call to accept realities of a warming planet - It is not enough that we try to limit further global warming – we must also do far more to ensure we survive it. That’s the message from a coalition of major global figures. - r/Futurology
The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 251% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (xpost r/futurology)
Glenn Greenwald: That the US "interferes" in pretty much everyone else's internal politics through methods far more severe than email hacking is not "a Russian talking point." It's a basic truth - an indisputable fact - that only scummy jingoistic propagandists would demonize someone for saying:
Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: Next crash will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’: experts. US household debt of $13.3 trillion now exceeds the 2008 peak. That’s due in part to mortgage lending, which is hovering near its decade- /r/Futurology
Robots can now complete tasks by simply observing humans - NVIDIA researchers built a first-of-its-kind deep learning-based system that allows robots to learn how to do a task by simply watching human beings do that task.
Last year 920,000 children died of pneumonia, mostly in countries without access to costly medical care. Now a doctor has fashioned and artificial respirator out of shampoo bottles. It has been deployed in his hospital in India, and infant pneumonia deaths have dropped by 75% - r/Futurology
Found on r/futurology: "It has been stated widely, by many different employees of Tesla and SpaceX that Elon usually knows at least as much about whatever they are working on as they do, if not more. He was also pretty much the lead engineer on their Falcon 1 rocket, a self-taught rocket scientist."
Huge Breakthrough. They can now use red light to see anywhere inside the body at the resolution of the smallest nueron in the brain (6 microns) yes it works through skin and bone including the skull. Faster imaging than MRI and FMRI too! Full brain readouts now possible. - r/Futurology
[#15|+14634|943] A survey of 63,000 federally employed scientists are warning about the dangers of the U.S. administration's shocking assault on science. Half of all respondents agreed that “consideration of political interests hindered their agencies’ ability to make science-bas... [/r/Futurology]
[#11|+5235|206] China Invents Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water, Can Feed Over 200 Million People - Scientists in China succeeded in growing the yield of a strain of saltwater-tolerant rice nearly three times their expectation. [/r/Futurology]
Europe to ban halogen lightbulbs - After nearly 60 years of brightening our homes and streets, halogen lightbulbs will finally be banned across Europe on 1 September, to be replaced with more energy efficient LEDs - r/Futurology