Cheryl Jannette

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How the Japanese tsunami sent marine invaders across the ocean – and why you should be worried

When the tsunami waters withdrew from the devastated coast of Japan in March 2011 they took with them a vast amount of debris consisting of …

The Problem With Rooftop Solar That Nobody Is Talking About

A couple of years ago, Steven Weissman, an energy lawyer at the University of California-­Berkeley, started to shop around for solar panels for his …

3 things Amazon and Netflix got right this year

The two consumer-facing tech stocks have more than doubled in 2015, serving up beefy returns as the meat in the middle of the FANG sandwich.<p>Amazon and Netflix investors weren't lucky.<p>They were smart. They bet on companies revolutionizing the way we shop and consume entertainment, and those wagers …

Cord cutters’ Bible: The best shows you can watch only on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon

If you’ve just cut the cord and are going exclusively with online video streaming services, you’re probably curious about the best shows to watch …

The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

What Amazon is to shopping and social media is to information, Netflix is to entertainment: disruptive and dominant. After their red envelopes …

Entertainment

Amazon's holiday figures don't lie - we're becoming even lazier shoppers

At first Amazon was amazing because you could order virtually any book you wanted from one online store. Then that grew to ordering pretty much <i>anything</i> you could want all under one virtual roof. And then it started adding in Prime benefits like streaming video and music services.<p>It’s a pretty …

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken a huge step towards becoming a reality. Scientists working for JAXA, Japan's space administration, have announced a major breakthrough in wireless power transmission ... in that they've actually been …

Aerospace

How Rooftop Solar Can Stabilize the Grid

Rooftop solar powersystems are picking up a second job on the distribution grids that deliver electricity to California homes and businesses. Right …

What Is Community Solar? It's Coming To California

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. just received regulatory approval to offer its customers an option to buy enough solar energy to account for 100% of their electricity needs. It’s part of a statewide effort to provide clean energy to Californians who aren’t able to own or lease their own rooftop solar …

As Customers Disconnect From Grid, Wind And Solar Energy Are Threatened

Just how does more wind and solar power fit into the utilities’ business picture? The answers range from the total obliteration of the centralized distribution system to a beefed up electrical grid to accommodate more such electrons — one where utilities participate in both the evolutionary and …

Battery Storage Needed to Expand Renewable Energy

Storing energy remains the missing link for many clean power technologies, but DOE researchers and startup companies are racing to fill the …

What Size Battery Would You Need to Power Your House?

It seems like Tesla might be making a battery for your house. Would that be cool? I think so. But why would you need a house battery? I can think of …

Clean Energy

Reclaimed Modern home hits near net zero

Designed by architecture firm Dwell Developments, Reclaimed Modern covers 3,140 sq ft (290 sq m) and houses four bedrooms. It has a detached garage …

Pretty Solar Panels and Harvesting Energy From Interior Lights

Finding and using alternative energy sources is quickly becoming a must and one obstacle to overcome is how to make solar panels easier to …