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Apr 18, 2014 04:20 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Built like oil rigs, offshore reactors would be safe from earthquakes, too. Continue reading →
Apr 15, 2014 11:05 AM ET // Michael Andronico, LAPTOP
An ultra-thin thermoelectric power generator draws heat energy from a person's skin.
Apr 11, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Dave Levitan, IEEE Spectrum
Growing agave plants on solar panel farms is a winning combination.
Apr 11, 2014 11:29 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
A new bioreactor for astronauts takes waste removed from their urine and turns it into a useful energy source. Continue reading →
Apr 9, 2014 02:13 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
The latest version is light, longer and faster and will circumnavigate the globe in 2015. Continue reading →
Apr 8, 2014 08:45 AM ET // AFP
The technique would significantly shorten the supply chain, a weak link that makes any force easier to attack.
Mar 31, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Rising like a skeletal tree in the desert, this skyscraper design calls for 3D-printed components made from sand and sun power. Continue reading →
Mar 26, 2014 01:35 PM ET // Katherine Tweed, IEEE Spectrum
Altaeros Energies is launching a high-altitude floating wind turbine south of Fairbanks to bring affordable power to a remote community.
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