INDUSTRY

Technology

The Plan to Extract Rare Earth Metals from Coal Mining Waste

The government and industry groups have given West Virginia University over $3 million to study whether it’s a feasible idea.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.14.18
Hellfires

Jeepers, Look at This Insane Sulfur Fire

Basically, Ghost Rider started it.
Samantha Cole
7.10.17
Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole
5.28.17
get a grip

This Robotic Octopus Tentacle Is Not Creepy At All, Nope

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
Samantha Cole
3.29.17
money

Really Big Propellers Are Powering Greener, Smarter Ships

Cruise ships are never going to be great for the environment, but at least they can be less awful.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.7.17
Science

The Stuff You Buy Is Destroying Animals Around the World

Maps show where in the world the stuff purchased in the US may be threatening local animals and plants. The rationale is that if you know where in the supply chain you’re doing the most damage, you can take steps to alleviate it.
Grennan Milliken
1.6.17
usa

This Is What the Future of Vaping Looks Like

There's a lot of hand-wringing over what the vaping industry will look like, but we already have some clues.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.20.16
japan

This Warehouse Robot Has 2 Arms, Works Twice as Fast

Hitachi unveils a new two-armed robot for fetching stock.
Emiko Jozuka
8.26.15
INDUSTRY

Freightliner's Autonomous Semi-Truck Is Overdue

An overdue technology for a vulnerable industry.
Michael Byrne
5.10.15
Religion

The Time Big Tobacco Reinterpreted the Koran to Try to Lure Muslim Smokers

A review of tobacco industry documents show Big Tobacco tried really hard to convince Muslims smoking wasn't haram.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.1.15
The Building Blocks of Everything

The Amazing Spider Silk: the Natural Fiber that Can Help Regenerate Bones

Scientists have found amazing uses for the humble spider silk, but it's really hard to procure.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.12.15
Features

How Solar Power Could Slay the Fossil Fuel Empire by 2030

A Stanford business professor predicts that today’s energy and automobile industries will be swept away in just over a decade by solar and wind power, and electric cars.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.10.14
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