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  • One tiny step for a nematode, one big step toward sustainable agriculture in space

    An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym (Alachua, FL), will send nematodes (small round worms) into space to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission represents a look into the future where food crops will be grown in space.

    phys.org
  • We're one step closer to unified wireless charging standard for EVs

    WiTricity, a company that specializes in contactless EV charging, has acquired Qualcomm's rival wireless charging tech. The two are keeping quiet about the financial details, though they did reveal that Qualcomm will become a minority WiTricity share

    Engadget
  • One Step Closer To Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages The INF Treaty

    Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The Trump administration announced on February 1 that the country was suspending its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF treaty) for 180 days pending a final withdrawal. Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu, announced on Saturday that the Russian Federation is also suspending its participation in the treaty in a mirror response to...

    Zero Hedge
  • A proposal to keep SC tuition costs down is one step closer to becoming law

    SC colleges and universities could see tuition temporarily frozen if the Opportunity Act becomes law. The bill, draws on online sales tax revenue to boost higher education funding and need-based scholarships.

    charlotteobserver