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Will Earth’s Climate Get More Sensitive to CO2? Only Better Satellites Can Say

Will Earth’s Climate Get More Sensitive to CO2? Only Better Satellites Can Say

A mathematical rethink suggests that CO2 will warm Earth more in future than it does today. But better satellites—such as those Trump wants to scrap—are needed to reduce climate uncertainty Illustration: Getty Images President Trump, his top officials, and Republican leaders in Congress propose to dial back action on climate change, arguing that the scientific(…)

A Better Way to Organize the Internet: Content-Centric Networking

A Better Way to Organize the Internet: Content-Centric Networking

An ambitious new networking scheme promises to make the Internet safer and more reliable Illustration: QuickHoney Illustration: QuickHoney The Internet is more than 45 years old, and it’s starting to show its age. To be sure, it has served us wonderfully well. Its underlying technologies delivered the World Wide Web (still a young adult at(…)

Flying Saucer Quantum Dots: The Secret to Better, Brighter Lasers

Flying Saucer Quantum Dots: The Secret to Better, Brighter Lasers

Elliptical shape makes the lasing process easier Photo: Kevin Soobrian/U of T Engineering Ted Sargent and his team at the University of Toronto have done many things with quantum dots: boost solar cell efficiency, invent infrared imagers, optoelectronics you can apply with a paint brush. Now Sargent and his team have added a new spice(…)