Robots May Be Key to Future Deepsea Mining

Humans may have explored only 5 percent of the oceans’ mysteries in the world, but that small percent has uncovered much more than just interesting ecosystems and life. Areas of the seafloor are full of highly sought-after metals, including nickel, copper, cobalt and...

Keeping Wildfire Smoke Out of Our Lungs

Rampant wildfires have applied a sepia filter to California. (Image courtesy of Curbed.) The American West is on fire, and the resulting orange skies look apocalyptic. Homes and cars are covered in what looks like gray snow—the same ash that hangs in the air and...

The Motorbike of the Future Is Electric

Just as California upset the auto industry with Tesla becoming the highest valued auto company in the world, it wants to do the same with motorcycles. Two California motorcycle companies hope to bring a quiet revolution to motorbikes, a form of transport nonriders...