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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.

January 7, 2014

 

Glass skyscrapers against a partly cloudy sky

Superglass

While today's glass is definitely amazing stuff, it does have it's drawbacks. Will a new type of coating eliminate these problems in the future?

January 7, 2013

 

spider silk holding down a plant

What Is Spider Silk?

What's five times as strong as steel, twice as tough as Kevlar, and can be stretched over thirty percent in length without breaking?

December 22, 2011

 

outlet

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 7, 2011

 

ocean waves

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.

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?

April 4, 2011

 

wind farm

How Do Wind Farm Developers Know Exactly Where To Put Turbines?

You have probably seen wind farms popping up in your neighborhood. How do scientists know where wind farms will succeed?

March 14, 2011

 

gps device

GPS In Your Shoes? New Technology Has Us Tracked!

Measuring movement is pretty tricky. Scientists are developing radar sensors that attach to people's shoes.

February 9, 2011

 

a yellow moth close-up

Insect-Inspired Technology Leads To Improvements In Solar Panels

Using moth eyes as inspiration, a team of scientists in Japan have created a film that could be used on solar cells.

October 14, 2010

 

People get out of cars. They are stopped on a bridge because of bad traffic

Cars That Drive Themselves? Google Says, “Yes!”

Google has made cars that drive themselves... would you buy one?

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