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The large nests of the sociable weaver, which house up to 500 individuals, are remarkable for their elaborate system of thermoregulation—while the central chambers retain heat, the outer chambers maintain lower temperatures. What lessons can the animal world teach us about techniques of sustainability?
While Native American tribes historically performed weather modification rituals that attempted to invoke rain, nowadays drones and electrical discharges are being used to create rainfall in the desert. But to what extent can these technologies be used to manipulate the weather?
The trillions of pieces of plastic floating on the surface of our oceans weigh the equivalent of 27 Eiffel Towers and will take hundreds of years to degrade. A team of scientists has created a polymer capable of decomposing in a week when exposed to sun and air.
Access controls and safety, consumption data, or communication network monitoring are some of the services this system can manage.