The March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident damaged Japan's energy infrastructure and caused the country to shut down the majority of its nuclear reactors and accelerate investment in renewable energy to close the resultant power gap.
The X PRIZE Foundation, the brainchild of entrepreneur and futurist Peter Diamandis, is already working on some of the world's biggest problems, and on Monday, it added another to the list: global education. The post X Prize Pledges $15M for Software That Lets Children Teach Themselves appeared first on WIRED.
There a many different ways to construct a fire pit, from a simple ring of stones to something with more modern aesthetic like this poured concrete version. While the project is labor-intensive, you can build it in a weekend for around $150.
Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city, which was hidden for centuries. New archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets - including an elaborate network of temples and boulevards, and sophisticated engineering.
Typically, we don't really enjoy seeing radar-gun-wielding traffic cops. They have a tendency to ruin our day. But, a new sort of radar gun may have us quickly singing their praises. The Virginian-Pilot reports that there's a new tool that will be able to tell officers if a driver is texting rather than paying attention to the road. Oh yes, we like this idea.