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Can Europe go coal-free?

By 2030, solar and wind power will be the cheapest source of new electricity in most parts of the world, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. But wide adoption of renewables for new generation won’t be enough. To keep temperature from rising...

Boom time for urban planners

If you think cities are crowded now, you haven’t seen anything yet. Today, 1.5 billion people, or about 20 percent of global population, live in the world’s 600 biggest cities and generate about 50 percent of global output. By 2025, the top 600...

Can a Robot do Your Job?

Almost half of the activities for which people are paid almost $16 trillion in wages could be automated with current technology, according to an ongoing study from McKinsey Global Institute. Whether that includes your job depends on the extent to...

Future of Education: Give your bot an apple

The future of education may be bots beamed by video that can give you full attention, learn your study habits and teach you at four to 10 times the rate of traditional teachers. “I’ve been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on...


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