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Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
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Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.
Scientists weigh in on the President-elect's picks and what people should expect from the dream green team
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
Solving the mysteries of the universe
For environmentalist Jesse Ausubel, going green means land conservation and energy efficiency—and forgetting “boutique” renewables like windmills and biofuels
Tastes like chicken, runs like diesel
At the North American bat convention, biologists seek ways to reduce bat deaths at wind farms
Addressing the American Geophysical Union, James Hansen urges fellow scientists to study, share facts on nuclear energy
Even if we tap every renewable power source available, it won't mean a thing without a final, crucial step: reinventing the grid
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
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Cars and devices could soon be powered by hydrogen extracted from urine