Meaghan Lee Callaghan
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016

The Three Gorges Dam stands 185m high and 3,035m wide. Hydropower projects have had huge impacts on the Yangtze. The dam was designed to benefit people by controlling floods, generating power and aiding navigation, but it has upset the natural flow of the river. WWF and others are working with the operators of the Three Gorges Dam to ensure enough water is being released at key moments, thereby restoring the natural pulse of the river and supporting the needs of wildlife downstream.

Samantha Cole
at 09:34 AM Jul 26 2016

Joining the ranks of pigeons and spiders, cockroaches are the latest animal of questionable merit to get milked in the name of science.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:51 AM Jul 1 2016

If it feels like we are living in the future now, it's because, in a sense, we are. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, technology advanced slowly, haphazardly. In the two centuries since, mass production, electrification, and an explosion in technological progress mean that changes which used to take decades can take place in years and months.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:46 AM Jun 22 2016

Humans are land animals. We've sailed the seas for centuries, crossing lakes and oceans and eventually the globe, but we as a species don't need to be out on the water. Sailing persists in part because the sea is an efficient way to transport heavy goods long distances, but cargo ships in the future likely won't need human crews. Rolls Royce, best known for cars but in the general business of engines, thinks autonomous shipping is the way of the future. Today, the company released a paper on “Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications”

G. Clay Whittaker
at 11:07 AM Jun 3 2016

Some of the most powerful people in the world have awfully bold predictions about the future of mankind.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:33 AM Feb 1 2016

Phase 1 of the much-anticipated Hyperloop competition is finally here. This weekend, teams from around the world will gather at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, to showcase their best ideas for a pod for the hypothetical tube-based transportation system.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:07 AM Oct 23 2015

There's good news and bad news about Hyperloop, the revolutionary transportation idea proposed by Elon Musk in 2013 that involves whisking people between cities in sealed pods through vacuum tubes at breathtaking speeds.

 
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