Combining two proven technologies could turn the dirtiest coal plants into climate-saving terraforming machines. NOVA Next editor Tim De Chantreports the story.
In other news:
- Neuroscientists have solved the decades-old mystery of how our bodies stop moving.
- Deforestation in China has slowed, but demand for wood remains high , putting pressure on forests in other countries.
- Einstein wasn’t just a student of the universe. He was also a man of this world , launching tireless attacks on any form of discrimination.
- Doctors have finally decided when a mole is benign and when it’s cancerous.
- Injecting ice cold saline can protect the brains of cardiac arrest patients.
- Q-carbon has a laundry list of unusual but extraordinarily useful properties.
What We’re Reading
- Where are all the autistic adults ? Here’s what happened to them. [Spectrum News]
- One of the key technologies for autonomous vehicles—LiDAR—cost $75,000 in 2007. Today, it costs less than $250 . [Washington Post]
- Chikungunya may cause more than debilitating aches and pains—it can lead to potentially deadly encephalitis . [NPR]