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Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Nuclear Energy

This Power Plant Has Cracked Carbon Capture

Carbon capture probably gets the least respect of any technology proposed to slow climate change. The basic idea—trapping emissions from fossil …

This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny …

Architecture

Does the moon hold the key to the earth’s energy needs?

Using giant kites, blades and paddles, and mimicking pogo sticks, blowholes and even the human heart, groups around the world are on the cusp of harnessing the colossal power of the oceans.<p>The challenge is huge - seas have been battering coasts and sweeping sailors to their doom for millennia - but …

Renewable Energy

Coal plant waste helps build environmentally-friendly, cementless concrete

Concrete production is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the world, after transportation and energy. To make the ubiquitous …

The Large Hadron Collider Is Getting A Huge Power Boost

In 2008, outside Geneva, Switzerland, physicists turned on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator and most …

Gravity energy generator could revolutionise renewables | Reuters.com

Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the force of gravity to produce a new kind of renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the …

Renewable Energy

Can vertical farming feed the world and change the agriculture industry?

Year after year, cities expand and pristine natural habitats are turned into farms and pastures to support the world’s growing population. But …

New A.I. application can write its own code

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of …

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than 100 degrees Celsius and …

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Magnetism

This Toilet Vaporizes Poop To Solve Sanitation Problems

Designed for places that don’t have indoor plumbing, the change:WATER toilet sucks the water out of waste so it’s more compact, more sanitary, and easier to dispose of.<p>As the classic tech lore goes, some of the industry’s best inventions started out in a garage. Diana Yousef’s currently sits in a …

Blind mystic Baba Vanga 'who foretold 9/11 and Brexit' also made a chilling prediction about Russia and Vladimir Putin

A blind mystic who correctly predicted Brexit, 9/11, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami also made a chilling prediction about …

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds – and it could be cheaper than today’s lithium batteries. Korea …

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Multiverse Thought Experiment Suggests Life Could Still Exist Under Different Laws of Physics

Perhaps we’re not alone but instead reside in a multiverse stocked with all sorts of fantastical realms. These other universes are somewhat—but not …

The world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans

Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids. For …

Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy

<b>Osaka University researchers use sunlight to make hydrogen with a new nanostructured catalyst based on nanosheets of black phosphorus and bismuth</b> …

Energy

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

A Fresh Twist on Electric Vehicle Charging

A new charger from Aerovironment could make it easier to charge at work and in multi-unit residences.<p>Most electric vehicle chargers to date have been …

Shell Braces for Change by Expanding Its Foothold in Electricity

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is taking small steps toward a future dominated by electric cars, renewable energy and carbon constraints, demonstrating its …

China wants to dominate the world's green energy markets – here's why

If there is to be an effective response to climate change, it will probably emanate from China. The geopolitical motivations are clear. Renewable …

Battery-powered planes could become Ubers of the air

A battery-powered single-engine plane just completed its first test flight.<p>Eco-friendly electric cars have been around for years, and now it seems that what works on roads may soon be showing up in the skies. An all-electric single-engine airplane recently made its inaugural test flight in …

South Australia Approves World’s Largest Single-Tower Thermal Solar Plant

<b>Published on</b> January 12th, 2018 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>0<p>South Australia Approves World’s Largest Single-Tower Thermal Solar Plant<p>January 12th, 2018 by</b> …

Solar Thermal

The Tesla killer: New electric car could charge fully in just one minute

The battery could also hold twice as much power.<p>An ambitious car designer wants to revolutionise batteries in electric vehicles, hoping new …

These wirelessly-powered AA batteries pull energy from thin air

Did you know that more than 3 billion batteries are thrown away every year in the United States? The Cota Forever Battery is the world’s first …