Environment

Science

Research for Industries Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

Here’s a great talk from Microsoft Research. It is likely that to avert temperature increases greater than 1.5C society will need negative emission technologies – the ability to reverse the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere. Enhancing natural systems uptake is one route, but we will need greater capacity than this can provide. This talk […]

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Science

How bad is plastic?

Sabine Hossenfelder examines how bad plastic is. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:31 Sponsor Message 1:22 What is plastic? 2:46 How long does plastic last? 4:49 Why worry about plastic? 8:50 Bacteria that digest plastic 12:34 Are bioplastics any good? 15:36 Steel from plastic

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Robotics

Can Boston Dynamics’ Robots Spot And Stretch Make It Profitable?

Boston Dynamics has sparked the imaginations of the general public with its viral YouTube videos, but the company is now hoping to get the attention of paying customers. Initially, Boston Dynamics received a lot of its funding from the U.S. military and DARPA. Later, it was financed by big-name owners including Google, SoftBank and most […]

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Quantum Computing

Quantum Technology | Our Sustainable Future

This new documentary feature from The Quantum Daily explores insights from leading quantum computing experts and tech giants such as Google, IBM, Oxford Instruments and Intel as well as start-ups such as PsiQuantum to discuss key sustainability topics, including how quantum technologies could reduce the energy required for complex computations even as demand continues to […]

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Science

Inside The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor

In an otherwise unremarkable-looking cluster of industrial buildings somewhere in the southeast of France, a team of engineers is attempting to tackle one of science’s most intractable problems – how to summon the power of a star. If they pull it off, they’ll solve mankind’s greatest existential problems in one stroke.

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Windows

How to use Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows 10 to Create Virtual Machines

Kevin Stratvert provides a step-by-step tutorial, learn how you can use Microsoft Hyper-V to create virtual machines. Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in virtualized and isolated environment. Special software […]

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Quantum Computing Science

Bringing the Power of Quantum Computing to Chemistry

Because our most powerful classical computers are limited in the chemical modeling they can perform, so are the solutions they can unlock. Quantum computing could change that. On this episode of Quantum Impact, Dr. Krysta Svore, general manager of quantum systems and software at Microsoft, heads to Richland, Washington to meet with Dr. Nathan Baker […]

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Interesting Microsoft

Plastic Origins Project

80% of ocean plastic comes from inland sources. In this episode of CodeStories, learn about the Plastic Origins project, from Surfrider Foundation Europe, which tackles inland plastic pollution by monitoring microplastic and tracking the path of plastic waste as it travels to the ocean. Episode index: About Surfrider Foundation Europe About AI School Seine River, […]

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Microsoft Quantum Computing

Quantum Impact: Computing a More Sustainable Future

While quantum computing may seem like the next frontier, its foundations have actually been around for billions of years—in the natural world. This episode of Quantum Impact explores the ways in which we can tap into nature’s organic systems and processes to help solve some of today’s most pressing issues around climate change and environmental […]

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