Author: Aarian Marshall

November 9, 2021

The Infrastructure Bill: 5 Key Takeaways

Pedestrians and transit systems will benefit from the $1.2 trillion plan. So will the nation’s broadband networks and climate change measures.


by Aarian Marshall in Business
November 2, 2021

These Batteries Can't Power a Car—but They Can Light a City

Entrepreneurs are devising innovative ways to reuse spent electric vehicle batteries. One promising idea is storing power from solar and wind farms.


by Aarian Marshall in Business
October 12, 2021

With Subscriptions, Automakers Mimic Netflix’s Playbook

GM thinks consumers might pay $135 a month for emergency assistance, enhanced maps, and software-enabled upgrades that boost acceleration.


by Aarian Marshall in Business
September 28, 2021

This Software Aims to Smooth Your Flight—and Help the Planet

Airplanes taxiing isn’t just annoying—it’s a big source of emissions. The FAA and NASA created a new system to save time and fuel.


by Aarian Marshall in Business