There are many ways to engage with space. One required skillset, if humanity is to establish a more permanent presence off Earth, is electrical engineering.…View More How does electrical engineering inform off-planet food production?
To live off-planet, humanity will need to learn to use limited resources efficiently. The technologies we develop to support sustainable habitation are important off-planet. They…View More How do you engineer sustainable human habitation in space?
Environmental and economic perspectives are often framed as being in opposition; economic activity damages the environment, and environmental concerns prevent growth. There is one field…View More What does ecological economics teach us about living sustainably?
There is much buzz in the news nowadays about sustainability in low Earth orbit (LEO). With the rise of megaconstellations, fears of space debris and…View More How should we sustainably govern low Earth orbit?
Synthetic biology has the potential to change humanity’s relationship with Earth. This is because synthetic biology could potentially change biospheres. It could furthermore indirectly affect…View More How does synthetic biology affect sustainability?
One major technological change happening right now is the development and spread of virtual reality and augmented reality. Once confined to sci-fi novels, these technologies…View More How will virtual and augmented reality affect sustainability?
The widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs) seems inevitable. Despite various concerns, AVs’ development and implementation continues to advance. How will their spread affect sustainability?…View More How will the proliferation of autonomous vehicles affect sustainability?
How does artificial intelligence-powered precision farming affect food sustainability? This is the question we asked our panel of experts. “Precision farming” is a bit of…View More Artificial intelligence and precision farming: does efficiency mean sustainability?
We asked smart city experts the following question: “What do smart cities teach us about sustainability?” Though the experts agreed that smart cities can make…View More Smart Cities: Double-Edged Swords