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No, they’re not a mirage — learn how these ingenious ice towers are helping communities preserve water for dry times
Using glacier water and pipes (with a big boost from gravity), Indian engineer Sonam Wangchuk has devised a way to store water in the dry high desert.
Posted Jan 2019
How to solve problems, from an inventor with 200+ patents
Robert Fischell invented the rechargeable pacemaker and the implantable insulin pump -- not to mention created the precursor to GPS. The 87-year-old shares a peek into his creative process.
Posted Sep 2016
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Book excerpt: How we’ll live on Mars
Author Stephen Petranek makes the case that humans will live on Mars in the not-too-distant future. He explains how and when this might happen -- and what risks those who head there first might face.
Posted Jul 2015