When it comes to climate, the picture can look bleak.
Emissions of the greenhouse gases driving climate change are estimated to have reached new heights by 2022. Meanwhile, climate catastrophes, from record heatwaves in China and Europe to devastating floods in Pakistan, appear to be hitting at a breakneck pace.
But a close look at global data shows that there are some bright spots of good news and plenty of potential progress ahead. Renewable sources form an increasing part of the energy supply and become cheaper every year. Countries are also setting new targets for emission reductions, and unprecedented public investment could lead to more technological advances.
So despite what may feel like a barrage of bad news, there are at least a few reasons to be hopeful. Read the full story.
— Casey Crownhart
These simple design rules can turn the chip industry upside down
Ever since the computer was invented, people have come up with many programming languages to command them to do our bidding. In order for a chip to execute your code, software must translate it into instructions for a chip to use. So engineers designate specific binary sequences to ask the hardware to perform certain actions, known as the computer’s instruction set.