Will hydrogen be a viable alternative energy source? Several companies seem to be banking on its success; BloombergNEF predicts that supply might even outpace demand as policies that would make use of the hydrogen might not be in place yet when production capability grows. In part, it depends on China. The country is notoriously secretive about its energy policies; if they’re working on incorporating hydrogen into their energy policies, demand might skyrocket as they make it easier to implement everywhere else in the world.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here