Dave Gershgorn
at 08:35 AM Apr 22 2016
Energy // 

Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:06 AM Mar 18 2016
Energy // 

"Global warming is the greatest challenge our species will face in the next 100 years," says Justin Lewis-Weber.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:06 AM Mar 17 2016
Energy // 

Even though technically, it is still winter in the northern hemisphere, temperatures are rising, and summer is coming. That means that in addition to beaches and pools, those zany northerners can look forward to the attack of the ripe, wonderful tomatoes.

Lindsey Kratochwill
at 10:24 AM Mar 2 2016
Energy // 

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an exciting proof of concept pf the thinnest, lightest solar cell ever made. The key to developing such a thin and light cell, according to MIT is a unique fabrication method.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 12:27 PM Feb 18 2016
Energy // 

Pollen: it's the burden of bees and the bane of allergy sufferers. But it may also be a way for us to effectively store energy.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 08:29 AM Feb 11 2016
Energy // 

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to issue a temporary stay on President Obama's Clean Power Plan. The move blocks the plan's implementation until a lower court can hear objections to the plan in June.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:36 AM Feb 10 2016
Energy // 

A Chinese fusion reactor managed to sustain plasma at temperatures of over 90 million degrees for 102 seconds, according to an article published in the South China Morning Post. That's over a minute in which a machine sustained an electrically charged gas with a temperature approximately three times hotter than the core of the sun.

 
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