Emerging Tech

Scientists want to bore holes through clouds using lasers from satellites

Most information today travels through underground cables and from satellites beaming radio signals. In the coming decade, satellite information may instead be sent via lasers, which, among other advantages, are more secure and can carry more data. But lasers have a big weak spot those other technologies don’t have — lasers can’t pass through clouds. […]


These $1 million San Francisco apartments have random support beams running straight through their kitchens

Google Street ViewAbove: A street view of 1488 Harrison St. in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood where a number of apartments have structural support beams running right through the space. A handful of units in a San Francisco apartment complex sport a unique interior feature: structural support beams running diagonally through the space. All of the […]