Friday Futures: CO2 as fuel, hacking High Sierra and electric airplanes

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of  The Future from around the web. This episode: CO2 as fuel; synthetic superbug-resistant molecules; hacking High Sierra made ridiculously easy; and electric airplanes

CO2 can be turned into fuel – MIT says so

Researchers at MIT have created a new method of turning carbon dioxide emissions from power plants into a useful product. The resulting substance could be used as fuel for cars, trucks, and planes. Here’s the story…

How to hack High Sierra to the very root (no hacking required)

There are hackable security flaws in software. And then there are those that don’t even require hacking at all —just a knock on the door, and asking to be let in. Apple’s macOS High Sierra has the second kind. Find your way in…

How long before we take off in an electric airplane?

Electric cars and electric buses gaining ground both in terms of innovation and acceptance by the public as being the future of transportation. One form of transportation that has yet to see the same amount of progress along those lines is airplanes. Until now …

Someone just invented a superbug-resistant synthetic molecule

In the fight against superbugs, researchers have discovered a way to prevent the spread of genes that carry antibiotic resistance. The team is already working on developing inhibitors to be used in clinical settings. Read more…

How The Big Four manipulate us every day

The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? Watch this rant on video…

Your new favorite Periodic Table Song

And, of course, someone updated that Periodic Table Song, with a difference. Sing along here!

(Compiled by Alex Leslie; Edited by John C Tanner)

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