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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

 

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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

 

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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