Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Volvo’s Electric Garbage Truck Is Its Answer to Tesla’s Big Rig

Road Race The trucks that will roam the city streets of the future will be electric. But which automaker will lead the charge? Volvo might have a chance at getting ahead. The Swedish company is about to deliver its first entirely battery-powered truck to the streets of Hamburg, Germany, Bloomberg reports. E-Trucks Designing an all-electric utility truck meant […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

For News, Americans Now Officially Prefer Social Media to Newspapers

Going Digital For the first time, more Americans report getting their news from social media than from a traditional print newspaper. Now about 20 percent of Americans said they “often” go to social media for news, while about 16 percent often read a print newspaper, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted over the first […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Massive Underground Ecosystem Could Help Us Find Alien Life

Hidden Life We knew life existed below Earth’s surface. We just didn’t know how much life — until now. The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a community of more than 1,000 scientists on a ten-year mission to study underground carbon, which can be found in everything from living organisms to fossil fuels. That mission will officially […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Show Your Four-Legged Friends You Care With These High-Tech Pet Gifts

Once again, the holiday season is upon us. It’s a special time of year when we gather together with friends and family to celebrate our love for each other, and to give thanks. Oddly enough, it’s also the time of year when we buy gifts for our pets even though they have no idea what’s […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Google CEO: “No Plans” To Launch Censored Chinese Search Engine

Grilling Executives Another day, another tech executive being grilled in front of Congress. On the menu today: Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai had a lot of questions to answer at a hearing in front of a stern-faced House Judiciary Committee. He was asked to to attend the hearing to discuss topics ranging from Google’s data collection policies […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Replacing Nuclear With Renewables Would Save France $44.5 Billion

Nuclear Option The French government just announced a plan to power 95 percent of the country with solar and wind energy by 2060. And by doing so, the government would spend about $44.5 billion (39 billion euros) less than it would if it maintained its current energy infrastructure. To get there, the government would need to […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Winners of the Royal Society Photography Contest Celebrate the Glory of Science

“Three diamonds in the sky” by Petr Horálek. Overall winner and Astronomy winner. “A story about the total solar eclipse on November 3rd, 2013. When the eclipse started (on the left side of the image), there were twos part of a diamond ring, which was unusual. It is caused by the angle diameter of the […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Russians Search Exterior of ISS For Signs of Sabotage on Spacewalk

Take a Walk Russia is determined to figure out who, if anyone, attempted to sabotage the International Space Station (ISS). At 11 am EST on Tuesday, two cosmonauts aboard the ISS left the relative comforts of the space station for the dangerous cold of space. During a spacewalk expected to last six hours, they will investigate a tiny […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

To Heal Injured Astronauts, Experts Want to 3D Print “Skin, Bone and Body Parts”

Space Emergencies It’s not a pleasant thought: having a medical emergency on board a space station hundreds of miles above the surface of Earth. But thanks to 3D printing, astronauts could sleep much better at night — or whenever they’re scheduled to sleep. Experts in 3D printing biomass and the field of regenerative medicine got […]

Wat brengt de toekomst ons?

Samsung Is Reportedly Helping Tesla With Self-Driving Car Tech

Scouting Talent Samsung Electronics has been quietly hiring experienced self-driving car engineers, stirring credible rumors that the technology giant is about to announce a new autonomous vehicle research division. So far, Samsung has been denying these rumors, but an anonymous source from within the industry who told a South Korean newspaper called The Korea Herald about these […]