Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:15 AM Jun 23 2015
Energy // 

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.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 17:32 PM Jun 17 2015
Energy // 

Evaporation is one of the givens here on Earth, right up there with death and taxes. At any given moment, water is evaporating from the ground or oceans and entering the air in massive quantities.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:28 AM Jun 3 2015
Energy // 

It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer than their surroundings.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:31 AM May 27 2015
Energy // 

Renewable energy is the future. All over the world cities and countries are vowing to go quit fossil fuels and commit to getting their energy fix from 100 percent renewable sources.

Nicholas Deleon
at 10:43 AM May 20 2015
Energy // 

It may look like a Fruit Roll-Up from a kid's lunch box, but this stretchy rubber sheet could help power the Internet of Things one day.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:53 AM May 12 2015
Energy // 

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.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:37 AM May 4 2015
Energy // 

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.

 
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