Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged fuel

September 5, 2014

 

a beaker containing electrodes is used to perform water electrolysis

Plant-free Ethanol

Scientists produce ethanol from carbon monoxide—a breakthrough that may provide clean and sustainable energy.

January 28, 2014

 

A rice paddy in norther Laos

Rice Husks: A Sustainable Fuel Source?

Today we throw them away, but tomorrow rice husks may be how we power our cars.

December 20, 2013

 

An abandoned gas pump with handle.

Some Fuel For Thought

The number of carbon atoms in fuel determines its chemical properties.

August 17, 2012

 

sign at gas pump

What Do Octane Numbers Mean?

You probably visit a gas station every few days, but have you ever paid attention to octane numbers?

August 7, 2010

 

sticks of butter

Moo! Scientists Are Making Eco-Friendly Diesel Fuel From Butter

Scientists are investigating alternatives for biodiesel fuel and have turned to butter!

September 22, 2009

 

Balsam fir forest in winter

Food Chain Regulation

New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.

August 18, 2009

 

Coal Power Plant

Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

October 3, 2008

 

Green scum in pond

Algae Biofuel

Researchers are working on ways to use algae to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to power cars, trucks, and even airplanes. How?

July 2, 2008

 

Raw sewage pouring into river

Microbial Fuel Cells

Feeling the cash crunch as a result of high gas prices? A surprising solution may be near, sewage as fuel. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science