Dave Gershgorn
at 08:44 AM Jul 28 2015
Energy // 

In the past few months we've seen laser internet in the sky and laser-generated holograms, but now lasers are going where they've never gone before: inside us.

Dave Gershgorn
at 12:19 PM Jul 24 2015
Energy // 

It's no secret—there's a lot of energy held just a few thousand feet under Earth's surface. To harness any sizable amount of our planet's underlying geothermal energy for steam power, we would have to bore more than two miles into the crust. Unfortunately, the current drilling process is prohibitively expensive for most interested parties, ranging from $5 to 20 million depending on the depth desired.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:51 AM Jul 17 2015
Energy // 

Golf has been around for hundreds of years. And while interest in golf is declining, the future for golf courses has never been brighter.

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.

 
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