As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
New technology produces energy from fuel without burning it
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
Subtle movements create current
Harnessing the terawatts of energy we get from the sun
Cheap, off-the-shelf parts and a clever design make Skyline Solar's reflective aluminum troughs a contender in the race to make solar ubiquitous
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Can concentrated PV plants beat solar thermal technology?
What would you use to keep next-generation nuclear reactors cool? If you said highly reactive molten sodium, take a bow
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Save coastal marshes and clean up polluted waterways with plant-covered rafts
The Navy´s next destroyer is two football fields long, but on radar it looks like a fishing boat
The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russiaâ€™s electricity-starved Arctic
Is the rock-concert lighter salute bad for the environment?
A Hollywood ending for a comp-sci guy: his graphics software goes to the movies.
He distills the fundamental rules that govern birds, bees . . . all of nature.
Motorcycles thrilled civilians first. The military then tapped the nimble bikes for use in combat and reconnaissance.
New games Fable and the Sims 2 further the cause of agent-based play.
Lawmakers look to new nuke plants to fuel the coming hydrogen economy.
Oceanography: They came from the bottom of the sea.
Energy: Some say it's too big a job, but scientists would sure like to try.
Chemistry: Two companies in Canada have found a way to deliver fizz while reducing environmental damage.