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The Article:Google and Alphabet’s 20 Most Ambitious Moonshot Projects
The Publisher:Business Insider
The Scoop:Google is well known for its ambitious approach to product development. Here are 20 of its most aspirational projects currently under construction.
The Article:Fungi From Goat’s Guts Could Lead to Better Biofuels
The Publisher:BBC News
The Scoop:It’s true that goats and sheep can eat just about anything—and the enzymes that help them do so might be the key to the future of alternative energy.
The Article:Sweat Detecting Wearable Can Tell When You’re Tired or Dehydrated
The Scoop:A new wearable prototype being developed by the University of California and Stanford University could change the way we monitor our vital signs and overall health.
The Article:Powering Africa: Overcoming hurdles between master plans and power plants
The Scoop:With 600 million people living without access to reliable power in sub-Saharan Africa, the need to establish a dependable infrastructure is large. The solution will lie in a careful combination of governmental resources, private sector financing, and philanthropic donations.
The Article:Moving the Cloud to the Bottom of the Ocean
The Publisher:The Atlantic
The Scoop:Microsoft has launched a new initiative to reduce the physical resources needed to power the very earthbound data farms known as the “Cloud”—by building them in the bottom of the ocean.