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Oct 17, 2014 10:35 AM ET // AFP
Unlike nuclear fission, fusion reactors do not generate heaps of radioactive waste.
Oct 16, 2014 05:11 AM ET
The scientists behind the design of LED light bulbs have snared the Nobel Prize for physics. What can LEDs do to brighten lives in first through third worlds?
Oct 15, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
The material made from a single layer of atoms could power wearable device by converting energy from your body movement to electricity. Continue reading →
Oct 14, 2014 02:05 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
New lithium-ion technology could be a game-changer for electric vehicles and consumer electronics. Continue reading →
Oct 1, 2014 04:41 AM ET
Nuclear power delivers about 19 percent of energy in the United States, and while it has many pluses, its waste and potential meltdown issues still make some people nervous. Julian explains how molten salt reactors might be the best nuclear option.
Oct 2, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Glenn McDonald
Fuel for your tank without ever going near a traditional gas station.
Sep 30, 2014 05:50 AM ET
Experiments using algae to generate electrical power have been going on since the 1970s. Today a building in Hamburg, Germany exemplifies a proof-of-concept that's been running for a year and has happy tenants to vouch for it.
Sep 17, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Concept structure uses a shell within a shell to trap tidal energy. Continue reading →
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