How Wind Turbines Could Become More Efficient

It's all about the rotors.

Large Hadron Collider
Can a Particle Accelerator Power a Spacecraft?

It's a pretty far-fetched idea.

The Navy May Have a Working Compact Fusion Reactor

The designs seemingly stretch the limits of science.

California's Largest Utility is Shutting Off Power

High winds and hot weather brought on the preemptive measure.

The Lithium-Ion Battery Wins the Nobel Prize

It's paved the way for a more sustainably powered world.

An employee of the Chernobyl Nuclear Pow
You Can Now Visit the Heart of Chernobyl's Nightmare

The Reactor 4 control room is where so many things went wrong.

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Alcoa Aluminum Factory
Could Aluminum Power Future Batteries?

A new concept design brings the idea closer to reality.

Sea Surf, Atlantic Ocean at Vik, Iceland
Ditching Platinum for the Ocean Could Make Hydrogen Cheap

A new catalyst could challenge some economic boundaries for the powerful energy source.

Three Mile Island Has Powered Down

Economic conditions in 2019 do what a partial meltdown in 1979 could not.

moltex reactor
The Future Looks Like Salt Reactors

They just might change how you see nuclear energy.

Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake And Tsunami Devastate Northern Japan
Would Japan Dump Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean?
Ever since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the country has struggled with containing its contaminated water. But it's running out of room⁠…
Solar-Powered Yacht? Solar-Powered Yacht.

It uses silent electric propulsion to achieve virtually unlimited range.

ionic flywheel
The Smallest Engine in the World Is Literally an Ion

Just add lasers.

rusty boat
Could Rust Be a New Source of Renewable Energy?

Using kinetic energy, it's got the potential to be more efficient than solar panels.

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Fire on the Cuyahoga River
Smoke on the Water: 50 Years After the Cuyahoga Fire
In June 1969, a fire on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River—the last in a series of big blazes spanning decades—spurred the government to make s…
piles of coking coal
Britain Went an Entire Week Without Burning Coal

That hasn't happened since 1882.

three mile island
Three Mile Island Is Closing in September

The infamous nuclear power plant has met its ultimate foe: state government.

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Renewables Outproduced Coal Power in the U.S. for the First Time Ever

Here's how we got to this point.

Pregolskaya thermal power plant opens in Kaliningrad Region, Russia
One of the Worst Earthquakes in Korea's History Was Caused by Humans

An investigation finds that a geothermal plant near the city of Pohang triggered a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.

saltwater hydrogen energy
Scientists Are Now Transforming Saltwater Into Hydrogen Fuel

The trick is nickel, and lots of negative charges.