Good climate news and a revolutionary new chip design
When it comes to climate, the picture may look bleak.
Greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change are estimated to hit new highs in 2022. Meanwhile, climate disasters, from record heat waves in China and Europe to devastating floods in Pakistan, seem to strike at a breakneck pace.
But a close look at the global data shows that there is some good news and plenty of potential progress ahead. Renewable energy sources represent an increasing share of the energy supply, and they are becoming cheaper every year. Countries are also setting new emission reduction targets, and unprecedented public investment could enable new technological advances.
So, despite what may seem like a deluge of bad news, there are at least some reasons for hope. Read the full story.
These simple design rules could shake up the chip industry
Since the invention of the computer, humans have designed many programming languages to command them to do our bidding. For a chip to execute your code, the software must translate it into instructions that a chip can use. Engineers therefore designate specific binary sequences to prompt hardware to perform certain actions, known as the computer’s instruction set.