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August 29, 2011

 

horseback riding near the sun

How Do You Store Energy From Wind Or The Sun?

Renewable energy sources are cleaner and more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels. But you can't store wind or sun like you can oil or coal. Or can you?

June 15, 2011

 

a bucket of coal

What Are The Hidden Costs Of Coal?

An A Moment of Science listener wrote to us: I keep hearing about the hidden costs of fossil fuels like coal. What exactly does it mean? What are hidden costs?

February 25, 2011

 

electric cars - trev

Electric Vehicles Complete Around-The-World Trip

Two emissions-free vehicles have made it through a tour of the world.

January 14, 2011

 

Two people making a toast with alcohol.

Superconductors Work Better With A Little Bit Of Alcohol

A few scientists in Japan made an amazing discovery after celebrating with alcohol.

December 21, 2010

 

Christmas Tree lit up

Electric Eel Powers Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree in Tokyo is being lit in a very unconventional way!

September 22, 2010

 

sunset

Auguste Mouchot, Solar Energy, And New Technologies

Have you heard about the great solar energy enthusiast, Auguste Mouchot?

August 23, 2010

 

oil rig

Solar Powered Oil Rigs

What non governmental industry was the first to use commercially produced photovoltaic solar cells?

July 12, 2010

 

light_switch

Don’t Forget to Turn Off the Light!

Conserving energy around the house may have a much bigger impact than you thought.

January 8, 2010

 

Tall, green forest trees.

Exploding Trees

A single lightening bolt carries a peak current that's ten thousand times what an average light bulb would use.

October 29, 2009

 

light bulb

A Light Bulb And An Egg

Ever wonder what a light bulb and a egg have in common?

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