French startup LightOn is currently on working on developing light-powered technologies.
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Hardware could exploit the properties of scattered light so that computations happen at high speed and with low power consumption.
Rosé has become one of the millenials’ favorite drinks in just a few years. Why?
The millennials have boosted rosé consumption: in the United States alone, 65% of them declare themselves "rosé drinkers". How can this overall success be explained?
Brazilian President Jaïr Bolsonaro and his Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub.
Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, threatens to slash funding to sociology and philosophy departments. It was just the opening shot in a new battle against the humanities.
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Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…
A man reading a coke bottle in San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico.
New research indicates that rising temperatures can push those who prefer sweets to drink more sugary beverages, not water. This has significant implications for public-health policy.
Philadelphia WikiSalon May.
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While most Wikipedia editors are volunteers, some are employed by Wikipedia. The Science History Institute's Mary Mark Ockerbloom offers insight into the "Wikipedian in residence" program.
The USAID’s Feed the Future program encourages farmers to use mobile money technology to enhance their farming activities.
In just five years, the number of mobile-money accounts in Ghana have jumped six-fold, providing fresh perspective on the country’s digital transformation.
The tortilla business can become an unexpected way out for former gang members.
Being part of a gang may increase the chance of dying young, but when gang members leave their old lives behind, they can find that their street smarts come in handy.
The vast majority of climate scientists agree that rising CO₂ is driving climate change, yet barely 50% of the public agrees. Did scientists get the story wrong? No, as the fossil record makes clear.
The history of recorded music has been marked by endless artistic and technological changes. While music labels persist, digital technology has profoundly altered why they exist and how they work.
Better Place: A good idea before its time.
Electric cars are hot, yet their global market penetration remains less than 0.5% of all vehicles. Research points the way to key questions to ask when building new markets.
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, and Robert H. Jackson, two key figures in international criminal justice, from Nuremberg to The Hague.
When faced with US rejection of international criminal justice, today's supporters of the ICC often invoke the country's Nuremberrg leadership. However, this notion is based on a distorted image of the 1945-46 trials.
Daenerys Targaryen as portrayed by actress Emilia Clarke.
Although the universe of "Game of Thrones" evokes the medieval era, several key figures in the series are directly inspired by characters from Roman antiquity.
LSU: Applicable to every entrepreneur and every startup?
Today, business students are likely learn about the lean startup (LSU) method. However, recent academic studies alert to the possible limitations and downsides.
Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Haiti.
Despite many public health interventions in the region, Haiti remains vulnerable to stigmatisation against people infected with HIV, particularly sexual minorities.
Climate change is altering the smell of rosemary, affecting its quality and quantity.
As climatic conditions change, plants’ odours are altered, with direct consequences for pollination, especially by bees.
Tourism, that quintessentially elitist pursuit, is now responsible for almost 8 percent of global CO₂ emissions.
In the face of climate change, the poorest are suffering from the excess emissions of CO₂ linked to the lifestyle of the richest. It is time to act, in the name of climate and social justice.
Sarah Kay, “The Type”.
Since 2011, Button Poetry has offered a large number of powerful poetic performances that reveal the plurality of individual stories in the United States.
Organic farmers are entrepreneurs who are sensitive to ecology, yet their convictions can sometimes seem counter-intuitive. New research indicates some surprising motivations.
Smoke billows from the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor (2017). Impossible living conditions force people to migrate. It is time to collect a “destruction tax” on arms transactions ?
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Wars play a central role in increasing numbers of refugees worldwide. Is it time to think about a "destruction tax"?