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Louis Michaud has received funding from Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs to harness energy through manmade vortexes. Will your streetlights soon be powered by a tornado?
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Harvesting thermal energy from the oceans takes some powerful engineering
Depending on your definition of 'metal'
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
From harvesting energy to building networks, nature has been solving problems for billions of years longer than humans have
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
A new energy method could trigger a risky side effect
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
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?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors