Faster Delivery Might Be Making It Worse For Our Environment

Fast delivery is all the rage these days, with companies such as Amazon offering deliveries that can be made in the next day or two. This is great because one of the downsides to shopping online is the wait time involved, where in the past customers would wait a week or maybe even two before their products arrived.


Scientists Bioengineer A Bacteria That Can Eat Plastic And Turns It Into Water

The fact that plastic takes almost forever to degrade is a huge problem, especially since there will come a point in time where we will simply run out of space to keep our plastic trash. This is why there have been initiatives to eliminate plastic straws and bags used when you go to the supermarket.


US Renewable Energy Capacity Is Ahead Of Coal For The First Time

A report by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reveals that the renewable energy capacity of the United States has overtaken coal for the very first time. The share of renewable energy in the total available installed capacity is at 21.56 percent compared to coal’s 21.55 percent. It’s only a marginal lead but it’s a significant milestone nonetheless.


Elon Musk Says A 400-Mile Range Tesla Is Coming Soon

One of the reasons why customers are still hesitant at adopting electric cars is due to range-anxiety. This stems from the early days of electric cars who had extremely short ranges which required them to be charged constantly. Combine that with the lack of chargers back then created a stigma surrounding the concept of EVs.


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Mazda’s Electric Car Will Finally Launch In 2020

We expect that eventually, all our cars will become fully electric. This seems like a logical progression given the focus and emphasis placed on sustainability, and many car makers have actually been increasing their efforts at making EVs. Heck, even non-car companies such as Walmart are also doing their part by expanding on the number of charging stations available at their stores.


Walmart Will Expand On The Number Of EV Charging Stations By The End Of The Year

As the number of electric vehicles grow, it also means that there needs to be more charging stations created. This is because unlike gas stations which can be commonly found, EV charging stations still aren’t quite as ubiquitous yet. There have been major improvements made over the years, but we reckon that there’s still a lot more that could be done.


Tesla’s Upcoming Pickup Truck Could Outperform A Porsche 911

In the world of electric cars, Tesla’s vehicles stand out namely due to their design, in which they sport very futuristic and sporty looks. They are also known for their performance where Tesla’s electric cars have helped dispel the myths that suggests that electric cars will never be as fast as regular gas-powered cars.


Training AI Models Might Be Less Environmentally-Friendly Than We Think

There is a lot of focus and emphasis placed on tech that is sustainable. This is because our resources are finite, meaning that there will eventually come a point in time where a certain resource is no longer available. Plus, we also need to think in the long-run, where our actions today will no doubt have an impact on the generations to come.


Iron Man Actor Robert Downey Jr. Wants To Clean Up The World Using Nanotech

Actor Robert Downey Jr. is famous for portraying genius inventor and billionaire extraordinaire Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it seems that he is using his fame to bring awareness to a problem that is affecting all of us: a polluted world, but it looks like the actor might have the answer to that problem.


Researchers Want To Develop A Toilet That Can Vaporize Your Poo

If you live in a developed country with access to running water, you probably don’t give too much thought to where your poo goes. You do your business, flush the toilet, and then it becomes someone else’s problem. However, in developing countries, sanitation can a big problem.


Honda’s Compact EV Will Swap Out Side Mirrors For Cameras

Side mirrors on cars have been more or less a standard as far as we can remember. However, it seems that Honda believes that there could be a better solution in the form of cameras and they have since started to implement that with their Honda E compact EV, where they have taken the side mirrors off and replaced them with cameras.


Camera Trap Captures First Known Albino Giant Panda

A camera trap placed in southwest China may have captured a rare picture of the world’s first known albino giant panda. The trap was set up by researchers at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in China. The motion-activated camera trigged when the panda crossed its path, possibly giving us our first look yet at this rare species.


Outdoor Cabin Converts Harmful Cigarette Smoke Into Clean Air

Cigarette smoke is harmful even when you’re not the person smoking and someone around you is. That’s why it’s prohibited to smoke in most public establishments. Dedicated smoking areas can be found at these places and a new one just set up in Singapore actually converts the harmful cigarette smoke into clean air.


CO2 Levels Are Now At Their Highest In Human History

There’s no denying that the planet is facing a climate emergency. It’s bad and from the looks of things, it’s not going to get better anytime soon. There’s even more bad news. The latest readings taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawai’i show that CO2 levels on Earth have hit 415 parts per million. They’re now at their highest level since humanity began on this planet.