A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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?
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
Ten students who are improving MRIs, cancer treatments and human-robot interaction--between classes, of course
Tastes like chicken, runs like diesel
Virginia's mountains provided the first real obstacles on our trip--but also some windy inspiration
With so many problems with our oceans--and solutions to them--it can be tricky to know where to start. So we asked the experts
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.
In the global race to reduce carbon emissions, these eco-minded communities, from Kansas to the Maldives, lead the pack. Here's how they're making their carbon footprints disappear
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?
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
At this year's spare but surprisingly upbeat North American International Auto Show, talk of an electrified future filled Detroit's Cobo Hall
* 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?
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
Every day for the next two weeks we'll be unpacking the record behind the rhetoric
Our resident Hollywood physicist examines how even the most righteous crime fighters still manage to break the most important laws of all
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
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Choo-choos and plant-based fuels are in our energy future.
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.