Artificial Clouds in Shipping Containers May Be the Solution to the World’s Water Crisis
The Wood-to-Energy Deployed Water system pulls water from thin air by burning biomass and can produce enough water to meet the daily needs of 100 people.
Inside the Plan to Print All of Wikipedia and Send It to the Moon
Wikipedia will be the second of three ‘libraries’ sent to outer space, but figuring out how to print the sum of human knowledge on a small disk required some serious technical innovation by the Arch Mission Foundation.
Private Lunar Landers Are Coming, and They’re Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before
The five final contenders for the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize push the boundaries of interplanetary exploration.
The First Privately Funded Lunar Mission Is Set to Launch in 2017
It will be Israel's first mission to the moon, too.
The Next $20 Million XPrize Will Go to the Machine that Turns Carbon Into Cash
Whichever machine can suck the most carbon out of a power plant and turn it into the most valuable commodity, wins.
A Small Team of Scientists Won $1.5 Million for Making the World's Top pH Sensor
The small team took home more than $1 million in prize money at a competition promoting ocean health.
Smash the Hotels! Squat the Moon!
The story of the Autonomous Astronauts Association, which fought military-corporate control of space through dance parties.
Google's Moon-Landing Competition Is Getting Its Own Reality Show
The networks want to create "an 'Apollo moment' for the next generation."