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August 25, 2016



Rare-Earth Metals from Coal

Ever heard of Yttrium? It's what's called a 'rare‑earth element', one of seventeen rare‑earth elements.

March 28, 2016


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Wind Power Potential

Wind turbines are proving to be a sustainable and steady source of energy production.

June 24, 2015


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From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

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


solar cells

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



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



Getting Smarter

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

December 22, 2011



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.

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