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Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy

New Calculation Could Spell Trouble For a Popular Theory of the Universe's Origin

The universe began. But what did it begin from? What did it begin into? We know it began by expanding rather quickly, and ended up with lots of big …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists overlooked a major problem with going to Mars — and they fear it could be a suicide mission

Scientists have long known high levels of radiation exists on Mars. But could it be so high that humans won't be able to handle when we get there? Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Going to Mars may be more dangerous than we thought. The major problem is high-energy space radiation. Scientists</i> …

Here's Why Wind Farms Are Hardly The Bird Slayers They're Made Out to Be

Any way you measure it.<p>People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as "bird …

Scalable solar-powered desal system could supply water to homes and towns

The majority of the planet's surface may be water, but unfortunately a heaping pile of salt makes most of that undrinkable. Desalination makes …

Clean Energy

Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump's promises

The rapidly falling cost of solar energy is going to make it difficult for President Trump to deliver on his promise to put coal miners back to work.<p>Trump has taken steps to ease the burden on coal country by ripping up environmental rules and pledging to withdraw the United States from the Paris …

Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to …

Solar Power

Scientists create time crystals, a rule-bending new form of matter

A new phase of matter, called a time crystal, has been created and observed for the first time. In a regular crystal, the atoms are arranged in a …

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