Environment, Tech

Where The Streets Are White

Los Angeles is painting some of its streets with a substance known as CoolSeal. By reflecting the solar rays, this gray-colored coating can bring down the temperature of an area by as much as 10 degrees than one covered by black asphalt.


Health, Tech

F.D.A. Green-Lights First Digital Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has green-lighted a digital pill—a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors if and when, patients take their medicine. The drug is a version of the antipsychotic Abilify.

Many won’t agree with me, but this approval doesn’t sound like an Orwellian nightmare to me. The drug in question can help track patients with psychiatric disorders who perhaps wouldn’t otherwise, take their prescribed dose.

h/t: NYT