How to Sign Out and the Future of Energy
As soon as I wake up, I grab my phone to check for any messages that come in during the night and flip through news notifications before scrolling quickly through Twitter and Instagram. At work, I’m tied to Slack and email, in addition to TikTok videos or the occasional meme I send to friends via WhatsApp. And if I watch the mindless reality TV show of the evening (hello, Love Island), I’ll definitely be back on Twitter to see if others have been hurt by the contestants’ latest antics like I’m not.
None of this makes me feel bad, exactly. But it doesn’t make me feel great either. It’s easy to spend hours scrolling pointlessly with nothing to show for it.
In search of a way to cut down on wasted time online, I went to talk to some experts on how to build a healthier, happier relationship with my devices and the internet. Here is my little tutorial on how to sign out. Read full story.
Inside the government agency shaping the energy future
The US government has been instrumental in creating some of the most iconic inventions of the last century, from the personal computer to the modern GPS. Now, it is creating a similar energy push.
ARPA-E has funded more than $3 billion in more than 1,400 advanced energy research projects since it was founded in 2007 and appointed its new director, Evelyn Wang, in January.
She sat down with our climate reporter Casey Crownhart to discuss the agency’s role in driving technology, the challenges ahead, and why we are living in critical times. importance to energy. Read full story.