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August 13, 2018


The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

July 26, 2018


The (Real) Science Of Frankenstein

It’s been 200 years since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein. To celebrate we look at the science that might have inspired her writing.

June 6, 2018


Juiced Up

Thanks to the simple but powerful battery power indicator, you will once again be able to change channels at lightning speed.

July 13, 2017


Volcanoes produce a tremendous amount of energy when they erupt.

Geothermal Energy And Your Future Electric Bill

Researchers are studying how volcanoes can be harnessed as energy sources.

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


wind turbine

Wind Power Potential

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

June 24, 2015



From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

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

February 15, 2013


There are a lot of myths surrounding Ben Franklin.

Ben Franklin Did Not Get Struck By Lightning

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

November 8, 2012


Soon these solar cells could be made flexible and smaller!

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


Nature is a great inspiration source for science.

Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

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

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