big ideas

Salt may help store energy in the future. 

X is the ‘moonshot’ group within Google’s parent company Alphabet. They’re now working on technology that may help solve the energy storage problem that plagues renewables like solar and wind. The idea isn’t new, but might the technology be coming […]

big ideas

Elon Musk has a plan to power the US. 

He recently gave a speech to the National Governors Association. A 100 square mile installation of solar panels can provide enough energy to power the country, but there are distribution and storage problems. | learn more

under the microscope

First human embryos edited in the US. 

CRISPR was used in the US for the first time to edit a specific genetic disease out of a human embryo. Though not the first time globally, this is a real frontier of both science and ethics. It’s potentially a […]

tech, startups, internet

Shielding soldiers from terrorist drones. 

Drones are a double-edged sword. They have enabled everything from emergency medical deliveries to drone race in abandoned malls. Their dark side can enable terrorist groups like ISIS to attack without exposing their fighters. Startup SkySafe is working on tech […]

tech, startups, internet

Tech takes a while. 

Amidst all of the excitement around how things will change because of technology (and they will!), don’t forget that it takes a while. Bill Gates had a famous quote: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next […]