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Wave Power Could Be Energy's Next Big Leap

Bloomberg Quicktake

Searching for ways to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, engineers and entrepreneurs are looking to a largely untapped potential source of renewable energy: wave power.

How Humans Became (Mostly) Right-Handed

PBS Eons

No other placental mammal that we know of prefers one side of the body so consistently, not even our closest primate relatives. But being right-handed may have deep evolutionary roots in our lineage. And yet, being a leftie does seem to come with some unexpected advantages.

Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World?


Today, one out of three people don’t have access to safe drinking water. And that’s the result of many things, but one of them is that 96.5% of that water is found in our oceans. It’s saturated with salt, and undrinkable. Most of the freshwater is locked away in glaciers or deep underground. Less than one percent of it is available to us. So why can’t we just take all that seawater, filter out the salt, and have a nearly unlimited supply of clean, drinkable water?

Why Are Modern Supply Chains So Needlessly Complex?

Economics Explained

How do companies come up with their intricate supply chains? Why are some of these supply chains so convoluted where others are extremely straightforward? Will the severe restrictions put on international shipping during the fallout of the coronavirus make companies rethink how far they extend their supply lines?

What Really Happened During the Texas Power Grid Outage?

Practical Engineering

When disaster strikes, the flurry of political positioning and fingerpointing can make it difficult to understand what really happened. This video provides a summary of the facts of the 2021 Texas winter storm.

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