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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?
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.
Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.
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Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
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
Plus, elephants painted as pandas
Scientists weigh in on the President-elect's picks and what people should expect from the dream green team
Solving the mysteries of the universe
Tastes like chicken, runs like diesel
A company plans to construct the world's largest solar power project ever, in the Sahara
The most fossil-dependent state in the U.S. will become a testing ground for energy-saving technologies
A Chinese wind-turbine company strikes a deal to become the exclusive supplier for one of the largest U.S. wind farms
But oil is still part of the mix
A bureaucracy built for oil and gas leasing punishes the most efficient technology