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Dec 10, 2014 09:31 AM ET
While fossil fuel energy represents the most common class of power generation, solar power just made a big leap forward, hitting 46 percent efficiency. Trace runs down the details and sees how the breakthrough stacks up against other power systems.
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.
Sep 18, 2014 10:39 AM ET
Although the list of countries that have nukes is not a terribly long one, their presence anywhere can give people mushroom-cloud nightmares. Trace examines the small, confirmed, nuclear club and a few other countries that may be close to joining.
Jul 11, 2014 05:15 PM ET // AFP
The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) could impact the Pacific coastline after the quake.
Jun 20, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Eliza Strickland, IEEE Spectrum
Two MIT engineers have designed a better reactor, one that deals with the industry's biggest problems: waste and safety.
Jun 3, 2014 05:08 AM ET
Nuclear power may bring with it tons of efficiencies, but as in most things, there's no free lunch. It also makes waste, and weekly curbside collection just won't cut it for this class of garbage.
Jun 2, 2014 10:30 AM ET // AFP
Wall will block groundwater from nearby hillsides that has been flowing under the plant and mixing with polluted water already there.
Apr 20, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
Tech does double duty this week, as we look at floating gardens that clean rivers, houses that produce oxygen and drones that create a Wi-Fi network.
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