Will the Coronavirus Go Away This Summer?

Coronaviruses, which include those that cause of the common cold as well as seasonal flus, are known to flare up in winter and fade away by summer. Will we be so lucky with COVID-19, the coronavirus that is causing our current pandemic? Many are hoping this will be...

China's Coronavirus App

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases increasing worldwide, it is an absolute urgent requirement to know at an early stage about who are or can be possible victims of this deadly virus. In one such attempt, the National Health Commission of China, along with...

How to Deflect an Asteroid

Any potential collision between Earth and an asteroid is the ultimate high-leverage crisis scenario. Impacts with large celestial objects (greater than 1 kilometer in diameter) may only happen a few times every million years, but such an event would stand a good...

Solar Farms Viability: Bigger the Better

As the world realizes the importance of renewable energy (RE), governments and businesses from all over are making efforts to bring their RE portfolio to par or even more than their fossil fuel-based counterparts. One such effort is the development of solar energy...

Investors Pony Up for Self-Driving Cars

Pony.ai, a Chinese autonomous vehicle (AV) company, has received $462 million in another round of funding, most of it from Toyota, which chipped in $400 million. That brings the total investment in the 3-year-old company to a bit more than $3 billion. (Image courtesy...