This technology could transform renewable energy. BP and Chevron just invested

Eavor promises a groundbreaking form of geothermal energy that could be installed in many places around the world BP and Chevron have made a landmark expansion into geothermal energy on Tuesday, betting on a new technology that could prove to…

U.N. agency removes cannabis from most dangerous drug category

The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs. Experts say the decision has the potential to impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said…

Gadget Ogling: Pebble Goes Round, VR Hits Movies, and Smart Locks Lose Keypads

The latest Pebble looks a touch different from previous models of the smartwatch. Instead of a square screen with rounded edges, it bears a circular watch face. Prior to last weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, JGR announced Josh…

Facebook satellite to beam internet to remote regions in Africa

Mark Zuckerberg details plans on how company is ‘exploring ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam internet access down into communities from the sky’ I had gone but a short distance further when what seemed to be an excellent…

Next generation gadgets for kids: foam furniture, city turds

This simple, lightweight chair is made by slotting together flat sections of plywood. These are then pulled together by fastening elements for a more ergonomic, curved shape. Constructed from recycled cardboard that’s been processed into a pulp, then coloured with natural dyes,…

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