In March of 2016, China approved its 13th 5-Year Plan (2016-2020); here are the sci-tech priorities that the world’s second largest economy will be focusing on.
These are the coolest STEM picks for the next generation of forward-looking kids—kids who are learning code as their second and third language before they lose their first teeth. Take a look at what kids are learning and playing with right now, and where the technology of play is headed.
We can finally see things more clearly.
By 2050, the world’s population will swell to 10 billion people, and nearly 2/3 of them will be living in cities. To feed everyone, we’re going to have to drastically modify global farming practices. The solution? Vertical farming.
From billiard balls to plum pudding to “probability clouds”—our understanding of the atom has changed a great deal over the course of history, and will likely continue to evolve along with the technology we use to study it. Here’s a quick recap of the past 2,500 years of atomic theory.
The Kardashev Scale measures the technological capabilities of advanced alien civilizations that may exist in our universe. How do humans rank? (Spoiler: not very well)
Where has sci-fi been, and where is it going?
"There is a physical world, but you aren't living in it. You haven't even been on a trip there."
Graphene has been hailed as a miracle material, capable of revolutionizing electric car batteries, robotic skin, and even water desalination. But what is it, and why hasn’t it changed the world yet?
It’s a 6,400 kilometers trip to the center of the Earth. Just 30 kilometers of that is taken up by the crust—where we spend most of our lives. Ever wonder what lies beyond? Take a trip to the inner core with us!
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