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February 15, 2013

 

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Ben Franklin Did Not Get Struck By Lightning

Zap... zap... zap... No, Ben Franklin was not struck by lightning.

November 8, 2012

 

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Flexible, Transparent Solar Cells

Scientists have developed flexible, transparent solar cells that can be applied to windows, electronic devices, and really any surface!

September 12, 2012

 

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Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

While solar panels typically have smooth surfaces, leaves have tiny wrinkles and folds that allow for maximum light absorption.

March 13, 2012

 

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What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal is a green power source and doesn't add carbon to the atmosphere the way fossil fuels do.

January 31, 2012

 

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Getting Smarter

Small, targeted electric shocks to the brain have been shown to sharpen cognitive faculties. Would you plug yourself in?

December 22, 2011

 

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Why Don’t We Have Wireless Electricity?

It may seem like virtually everything these days is wireless phones, computers, WiFi. Everything, that is, except maybe the most important thing: electricity.

December 8, 2011

 

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Why the Penguins And Polar Bears Don’t Like Your Lights

No extra coal for the fire, no lights: maybe old Ebenezer Scrooge had it right -- environmentally speaking, at least.

December 7, 2011

 

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Why Don’t We Get Most Of Our Energy From Ocean Waves?

Ocean waves pack so much power, in fact, that if we were able to harness all that wave energy, we'd have more than enough power to get rid of fossil fuels.

October 21, 2011

 

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Thomas Edison’s A Bad Role Model

Things get out of hand when a rambunctious work elephant comes face to face with Thomas Edison's insatiable ambition.

September 13, 2011

 

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Why Aren’t Bird Electrocuted When They Perch On Power Lines?

Have you ever wondered why birds aren't electrocuted by the currents that flow through high-voltage power lines?

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