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Replacing Water With CO2, New Geothermal Scheme Sequesters While it Generates
Common geothermal electricity setups generally involve extracting hot water from subterranean rock formations deep inside the Earth’s crust and using...
How Humans Manipulate the Planet For The Sake of a Good Game
Engineering the Earth's resources with remote-controlled clouds, artificially induced snow, and trained monkeys -- for sports' sake
Archive Gallery: A Century of Progress in Renewable Energy
PopSci reminisces about the tornado turbine, the marine kelp farm, polar windmills, and other renewable energy generators that promised to overthrow conventional fuel sources
Does Geothermal Power Cause Earthquakes?
A new energy method could trigger a risky side effect
Two Major Geothermal Projects Abandoned Due to Induced Quake Risk
Two high-profile geothermal projects in the U.S. and Europe were both permanently halted late last week, after federal officials in...
Real Genius: Eight Brilliant Inventors Still in High School
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
Iceland’s Geothermal Bailout
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
The Future of Energy: A Realist’s Roadmap to 2050
Which technologies will finally free us from oil?
Jets of 7200°F Hydrogen Cut Through Granite at 100 Feet per Hour
Tired of wearing out diamond bits when you're drilling miles deep into the earth's crust? Try using a high-velocity flame jet instead
Energy from the Earth's core comes to the surface