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Floating wind farms could make California 100% renewable by 2045

Back in 2019, a Scottish company called Statoil erected the world’s first floating wind farm. Although offshore wind farms have existed for several years, they’re often constructed in super shallow waters just off the coast. Floating wind farms, however, can float in hundreds of feet deep waters, without becoming an eyesore, or taking up land […]

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How Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Income?

The researchers surveyed over 72,000. Image: Visual Capitalist How does your personality type affect your income? You’ve just finished giving a presentation at work, and an outspoken coworker challenges your ideas. Do you: a) Engage in a friendly debate about the merits of each argument, or b) Avoid a conflict by agreeing or changing the […]

Top 10 tech trends that will shape the coming decade

The pace of change in the technology sector has always been brisk. As much as 10 years worth of growth in e-commerce may have been compressed into just three months in late 2019, according to McKinsey & Company, which predicts that we’ll experience more technological progress in the coming decade than we did in the preceding 100 […]

This 82-year-old Spanish inventor is extracting drinking water from thin air

A Spanish company has devised a system to extract drinking water from thin air to supply arid regions where people are in desperate need. “The goal is to help people,” said Enrique Veiga, the 82-year-old engineer who invented the machine during a harsh drought in southern Spain in the 1990s. “The goal is to get […]

Crypto fashion: why people pay real money for virtual clothes

People care what their avatars are wearing. When the virtual world Decentraland said in June users could make and sell their own clothing for avatars to wear on the site, Hiroto Kai stayed up all night designing Japanese-inspired garments. Selling kimonos for around $140 each, he said he made $15,000-$20,000 in just three weeks. While […]