Issue No. 16 | 2019

News of tomorrow

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16.08.2019 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Why Berlin’s approach to car bans is a little different

Berlin is finally getting a fuller taste of the car-free trend that's taking hold in other European cities -but it's being notably more cautious than other urban centers around the continent.

The future of sustainable cities depends on us right now

Challenges brought by climate change will merge with others such as population growth, declining biodiversity and other issues. We can still address all of these issues and also make sustainable cities into a reality. What would they look like if we succeed?

Inside DeepMind's epic mission to solve science's trickiest problem

DeepMind's AI has beaten chess grandmasters and Go champions. But founder and CEO Demis Hassabis now has his sights set on bigger, real-world problems that could change lives. First up: protein folding.

New York city's first self-driving shuttle service is now open for business

New Yorkers pride themselves on having seen it all, but if there's one thing they have yet to set eyeballs on, it's self-driving cars roaming their streets. That will start to change in August, when the city's first autonomous shuttle service will start operations.

Wild concept: build trash-sucking skyscrapers on ocean oil rigst

Architectural designer Honglin Li wants to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a collection of floating debris about twice as big as Texas and 100 feet thick on average - by building a skyscraper right in the middle of it.

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