Francie Diep
at 10:02 AM Sep 11 2014
Energy // 

What will eventually be the world's largest carbon capture facility has started construction near Houston, Texas.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:14 AM Sep 9 2014
Energy // 

Wind turbines stand on horizons like strange colossuses. Their distinctive shape and great size make them hard to miss -- even by radar systems. The giants can obstruct signals, giving countries the uncomfortable choice of either not having radar somewhere or passing up on renewable energy. To bypass this issue, French turbine makers EDF Energies Nouvelles have developed new wind turbines that utilize stealth technology, to catch only wind, not radar signals.

Rafi Letzter
at 09:39 AM Sep 4 2014
Energy // 

Propane, the gas that fuels your barbecue (and perhaps one day your car), may soon have a new, renewable source.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:44 AM Aug 9 2014
Energy // 

The electrical power of the future just might be waiting in ashtrays across the world. Researchers in South Korea discovered that, with a one-step conversion process, cigarette filters turn into great supercapacitors. This is great news for anyone who wants new electronics that smell like Bourbon Street at 3 A.M.

Emily Gertz
at 07:32 AM Aug 8 2014
Energy // 

By day Arden Warner is a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, working on the next generation of particle accelerators. After hours, he has been devising a non-toxic way to clean up oil spills.

Francie Diep
at 07:32 AM Jul 23 2014
Energy // 

One U.K. grocery store plans to power itself using biogas harvested from its own unsold, rotting produce. Yum.

Douglas Main
at 10:38 AM Jul 12 2014
Energy // 

Sink your toes into this: Beach sand can be used to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer than current models, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

 
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