Topic: Energy

April 3, 2017 Mobile Plastic Fuel - Mobile power reactors could turn plastic garbage into gasoline and diesel fuel.
March 28, 2017 African Renewable Energy - Partnerships can help African nations develop sustainable energy grids.
December 6, 2016 Supercharged Carbon Fixing - Scientists demonstrate a new process for harvesting and utilizing carbon dioxide.
August 29, 2016 Weather Bombs - Storm-induced seismic waves may help scientists see Earth’s interior.
August 26, 2016 Fungi Battery Recycling - Developing fungi that help to recycle old batteries.
August 23, 2016 Car Emissions - Gasoline-powered cars run cleaner than ever, but still belch toxins when they start.
July 8, 2016 Metal in Microwaves - If metal isn’t supposed to go in microwave ovens, why do some of them have metal racks?
March 29, 2016 Bread Mold Battery - Could fungi be a key to safer and longer lasting lithium ion batteries?
March 16, 2016 Tomato Power - Scientists are isolating and synthesizing the chemical compounds that make hops bitter, and studying their medicinal properties.
January 14, 2016 Light & Energy Roundup - Engineers demonstrate a new way to harvest the wasted energy of an incandescent light bulb.
November 6, 2015 Lithium Oxygen Batteries - A new lithium battery technology may lead to electric cars with the power and range of gas vehicles.
October 7, 2015 Safer Jet Fuels - Researchers have designed a new jet fuel additive that could stop out-of-control fires.
July 29, 2015 Cooling from Nature - Engineers are designing more efficient cooling systems inspired by physical processes in nature.
June 18, 2015 Human-Induced Earthquakes - What’s behind the sudden surge in earthquakes in the middle of the United States?
May 27, 2015 Prairie Chickens & Wind Farms - Researchers look into whether the sounds produced by wind farms disturb some imperiled birds.
October 9, 2014 Solar Grass Blades - Unique nanostructures copy grass blade architecture to harvest sunlight.
September 17, 2014 Wastewater Earthquakes - Regions of the U.S. that rarely saw earthquakes in the past are now shaking regularly due to oil and gas extraction activities.
September 2, 2014 Recycled Solar Panels - Engineers are creating highly efficient solar cells from recycled lead-acid car batteries.
May 29, 2014 Remote Power - A new power source could help miniaturize implantable medical device.
March 5, 2014 Wind Farms & Hurricanes - Massive offshore wind farms could have a surprising fringe benefit: disrupting hurricanes.
December 20, 2013 Wildlife & Wind Power - A new GPS tracking system could warn wind power companies of oncoming birds in time to prevent deadly collisions.
December 4, 2013 Metal in Microwaves - If metal isn’t supposed to go in microwave ovens, why do some of them have metal racks?
November 25, 2013 Algae Biofuel Breakthrough - Scientists have overcome a major challenge in the commercial production of biofuel.
September 11, 2013 Gut Bacteria Transfer - Gut microbes may be crucial to maintaining a healthy weight. The latest evidence comes from a study that transplanted human gut bacteria into mice.
September 10, 2013 Birds Fight Global Warming - The highly efficient lungs of birds are inspiring climate-friendly carbon-capturing filters.
August 26, 2013 Metal in Microwaves - If metal isn't supposed to go in microwave ovens, why do some of them have metal racks?
January 23, 2013 Firefly LEDs - Fireflies are inspiring the design of more efficient LED lights.
October 31, 2012 Seeing Inside Fukushima - Cosmic rays called muons could help detect uranium in damaged Japanese nuclear reactors.
September 28, 2012 Podcast for 28 September 2012 - ENERGY & AGRICULTURE - New developments in wind power, a solar cell made from spinach, transparent soil clarifies plant research, extending the growing season, and how rainforests prevent drought in farmland.
September 25, 2012 Spinach Solar Cell - A protein in spinach packs a punch when it comes to converting solar energy into electricity.
September 21, 2012 Wind Roundup - Airborne wind turbines have the potential to meet half of the world’s energy needs by 2030.
August 7, 2012 World’s Lightest Material - German scientists have created the world's lightest material, which is also among the darkest.
May 9, 2012 Sewage Power - Microbial fuel cells, which clean wastewater and generate electricity, are getting closer to practicality.
May 4, 2012 Techno Animal Roundup - Researchers are breeding specialized fish that glow when exposed to industrial pollutants.
February 18, 2012 Podcast for 18 February 2012 - AAAS 2012 ANNUAL MEETING SPECIAL - This week, we're coming to you from Vancouver, British Columbia, where scientists are gathering to tackle issues or global importance, such as how to boost crop productivity to feed a growing population, and making cookstoves safer for the world's poor. Also: video games to combat cataracts, and ultra-thin electronics printed with silver ink.
February 17, 2012 Safer Cookstoves - Cleaner cookstoves could save millions of lives and slow global warming.
January 27, 2012 Light Roundup - The sunflower’s spirals inspire new solar power plant design.
December 2, 2011 Energy Technology Roundup - Researchers unveil new designs for longer-life batteries.
October 26, 2011 Anti-Magnets - Scientists have designed a theoretical anti-magnet. If it works in practice, it could have profound effects on both medicine and industry.
October 14, 2011 Environment Roundup - There's good news about both sea turtles and solar energy.
August 24, 2011 Electric Dolphins - One dolphin species hunts by detecting the electricity given off by its prey.
August 17, 2011 Nuclear Reactor Robots - Robots offer a safer way to inspect nuclear reactors for defects.
July 6, 2011 Waste Heat Cooling - A prototype cooling system runs on waste heat from car exhaust.
April 29, 2011 Toxin Filters Roundup - In the event of a nuclear accident, a new filter made of natural materials could treat water contaminated with radioactive iodine.
February 21, 2011 Storing the Wind - The Department of Energy is developing new ways to store energy.
February 20, 2011 Podcast for 20 February 2011 - ANNUAL MEETING SPECIAL: The new science of aeroecology, deconstructing taste preferences, new ways to store energy, and 3-D printers that could one day produce replacement organs.
February 11, 2011 Cow Reactors Roundup - A new study of the bacteria in cow's stomachs could help boost the production of biofuels.
January 20, 2011 Solar Wasps - Wasps that harvest the sun's rays could inspire solar cell design.
January 7, 2011 Podcast - NATURE OF INVENTION: Sea urchin teeth could inspire new nano-materials, and hornet stripes could lead to better solar technology. Also: automatic transmissions could revolutionize electric wheelchairs, and there's new research on the genetics of hair color and male pattern baldness.
November 18, 2010 Wasted Food Energy - Reducing food waste could translate into big energy savings.