Owls are some of the most gifted and silent hunters on the planet, able to swoop down on prey without a sound. Their stealth is all in the wings, which are specially structured to reduce noise. Now, scientists have figured out a way to take that unique quality and create materials that can make giant machines like wind turbines run quietly.
Today, the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) granted Shell approval to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean. Once the company obtains a laundry list of permits from various state and federal agencies, they will be able to drill up to six exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea, 70 miles away from the town of Wainwright, Alaska. The sea's water is about 140 feet deep.
Could a battery big enough to power your whole home be coming to market soon? Yes, says Elon Musk. More than that, he says it will change the world. Rumors have swirled for weeks about a new announcement from Tesla, with onlookers around the world latching onto any crumb of information from the electric car company. CEO Elon Musk kept the suspense level high, promising that on Thursday he would reveal 'The Missing Piece' of the energy equation.