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AI BIAS IS A REAL-WORLD PROBLEM • Dirty datasets are harming women and marginalized groups. Big Tech needs to get serious about data audits
THE COOL SCIENCE OF STOOLS • Extinction threatens all sorts of living creatures, both great and very small. So, scientists are racing to preserve rare gut-bacteria, and it all starts with frozen poo…
DIGITALIZED DELIVERY HAS ARRIVED • Autonomous, electric, emission-free and on-demand, trucking is about to be turned into a desk job, where ‘drivers’ remotely monitor their cabs from a workstation
A ROBOT ASSEMBLY LINE FOR CORAL • Corals are dying out in unprecedented numbers in the waters around Australia, but there is hope they can be saved from the ravages of a warmer, more acidic ocean. Biologists are working to fast-grow hardier specimens that can be propagated and transplanted by robotic arms
HAILING A RIDE INTO EARTH ORBIT • In a factory on the outskirts of Glasgow, aerospace manufacturer Skyrora is building a rocket-based taxi service for satellites
BREAKING THE LOOP: OUR AT-RISK INTERNET CABLES
FOODIE FIGHTERS FOR FREE TABLES • ‘Reservation culture’ is the bane of the spontaneous night out, but a new app for walk-ins could help both diners and restaurants
A TWEET BEFORE DYING • The revolutionary internet is over, and we don’t have much to show for it. A new start is out there, somewhere
HIGH IMPACT • Photographer Neil Buckland captures the mosaic of minerals hidden inside meteorites
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HOW TO SAVE THE WORD • Just days before COP27, WIRED Impact gathered scientists, engineers, investors, campaigners, and entrepreneurs in London to discuss practical solutions to the most pressing challenges in climate change, migration, sustainability, and ESG. We profile some of the most creative sessions.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE SEA • It’s an abundant source of renewable energy, but wave power is still dogged by the failure of its premature deployment
REMOVING CARBON FROM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND BUILDING THE CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY • We urgently need a replacement for plastic. Non-fossil-derived alternatives can now finally compete in performance and cost
THE CASE FOR CLIMATE-LED INVESTING • Now is the time to steer influential institutional investors toward funding climate-crisis solutions at scale
GREEN ENERGY WILL BE BIGGER THAN THE INTERNET • We have a huge opportunity to unshackle ourselves from fossil fuel-derived energy, if infrastructure and legislation can keep up
SOWING THE SEEDS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM • Vertical farming could reduce the environmental impact of food production—if it can move to the center of the plate
MIGRATION ISN’T THE PROBLEM, IT’S THE SOLUTION • If planned for properly, climate migration need not be a source of conflict, but rather of opportunity
BUSINESSES NEED TO GET REAL ABOUT THEIR CARBON ACCOUNTING • Without proper auditing, it will be impossible for companies to decarbonize effectively
PUBLIC HEALTH MEETS CLIMATE JUSTICE • We shouldn’t sacrifice net-zero goals in the race to bring healthcare equity to everyone
ENSURING A DIVERSITY OF VOICES WILL HELP TO SOLVE THE HARDEST CHALLENGES • Workforces that champion inclusion and underrepresented groups isn’t just a corporate flex—it’s the key to innovation
MAKING BETTER CLIMATE POLICY • People power can influence regulations for...