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Artifical intelligence is advancing at a rate that it is no longer limited to assisting with problems on our own planet. AI is also helping to with space exploration, from designing missions to processing streams of data. An AI assistant called Cimon will be used to reduce astronauts’ stress by performing tasks they ask it …

Over the last century, scientists have developed methods to map the structures within the Earth’s crust, in order to identify resources such as oil reserves, geothermal sources, and, more recently, reservoirs where excess carbon dioxide could potentially be sequestered. They do so by tracking seismic waves that are produced naturally by earthquakes or artificially via …

From smarter electric grids to automated monitoring of at-risk environments, there are many areas where technology could have exponential effects on sustainability. If the world’s natural resources are increasingly stressed and depleted, the silver lining may be that we’re becoming better equipped at tracking that destruction and potentially doing something about it. Cheap, widespread sensor …