Can things designed to eliminate risks end up creating new risks that make us less safe? Greg Ip addresses that question and more in his new book, Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe. He discussed the book as part of the Wilson Center’s Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity project.
Can the rough equivalent of a “video game” provide the solution to understanding and solving complex problems?
This is the fifth pisode in a series of short films about the industrial uses of additive manufacturing. This episode focuses on the how to reach the full potential of additive manufacturing.
Elizabeth Tyson of the Wilson Center’s Commons Lab is the official blogger for the 2015 Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi, a meeting that brings together world leaders and policymakers to find ways to use increasingly available environmental and societal information to better support sustainable development.
The collaborative success for citizen science and public participation in scientific research (PPSR) led to the development of the PPSR_CORE Program Data Model Metadata Standard / data sharing protocol. Sharing information across databases maximizes everyone's efforts, getting more "bang for the buck" out of information about citizen science projects everywhere. It leads to current, up-to-date, and synchronized project lists and a broader understanding about citizen science globally.
Even with efforts to address the effects of climate change gaining momentum, it will take innovative approaches to address various goals being established by a variety of countries. One such idea is the use of microalgae as a feed source for livestock. Brian Walsh believes that replacing current feed crops with algae could yield big results toward providing a solution to climate change. In fact, his research indicates a potential for reducing atmospheric carbon concentrates to preindustrial levels by the end of the century.
This is the fourth episode in a series of short films about the industrial uses of additive manufacturing. This episode focuses on the potential of additive manufacturing in space exploration.
This is the third episode in a series of short films about the industrial uses of additive manufacturing. This episode focuses on the potential of additive manufacturing in the aerospace sector.
Beyond the Desktop explores how additive manufacturing could affect the fields of medicine, aerospace, space technology and more.
“Tracking the Energy Titans,” an interactive infographic from the Wilson Center, draws on data for the United States, China, and Canada to compare national energy trends in consumption, production, imports, exports, and environmental impacts.