technology

Indigenous Tribes Are Using Drones to Protect the Amazon

Indigenous Tribes Are Using Drones to Protect the Amazon

The Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau are a tribe of less than 300 people in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest who first came into contact with people outside their community in the early 1980s, according to the Povos Indigenas No Brasil. While they still maintain many of their tribal ways, they and other tribes have recently begun using modern drones […]

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    Bald Eagle Takes Out Government Drone

    Bald Eagle Takes Out Government Drone

    A Michigan bald eagle proved that nature can still triumph over machines when it attacked and drowned a nearly $1,000 government drone. The rogue eagle tussled with a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) July 21, the department announced Thursday. EGLE asked the Michigan Department of Natural Resources […]

    Researchers Develop New, Cheap Way to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    Researchers Develop New, Cheap Way to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a cheap, efficient way to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuel, potentially reducing the amount of new carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere. The method, published in Nature Energy in late July, uses a copper-based catalyst to transform carbon dioxide into ethanol, which is […]

    Democrats Want to Fight Climate Change by Closing the ‘Digital Divide’

    Democrats Want to Fight Climate Change by Closing the ‘Digital Divide’

    By Maddie Stone One of the starkest inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic is the difference between the digital haves and have-nots. Those with a fast internet connection are more able to work and learn remotely, stay in touch with loved ones, and access critical services like telemedicine. For the millions of Americans who live […]

    New Tool Enables Countries to Improve Their Food Systems

    New Tool Enables Countries to Improve Their Food Systems

    By Katie Howell A new tool called The Food Systems Dashboard aims to save decision makers time and energy by painting a complete picture of a country’s food system. Created by the Johns Hopkins’ Alliance for a Healthier World, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the […]

    Electronic Waste Reaches Record Levels, New Report Finds

    Electronic Waste Reaches Record Levels, New Report Finds

    By Ashutosh Pandey Billions worth of valuable metals such as gold, silver and copper were dumped or burned last year as electronic waste produced globally jumped to a record 53.6 million tons (Mt), or 7.3 kilogram per person, a UN report showed on Thursday. Growing demand for electronic gadgets, mostly with short life cycles and […]

    Indigenous Artists Use Technology to Tell Stories About Their Ancestral Lands

    Indigenous Artists Use Technology to Tell Stories About Their Ancestral Lands

    By Demi Guo Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun does not use email or text. In the Coastal Salish communities from which he hails, he has been known as a painter and a dancer since the 1980s. Yet, he has been exploring the “virtual reality renaissance”—the technology that allows you to figuratively step into a computer-generated 3D world—since […]