Ricardo Mena Perez

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A Billion-Dollar Solar Project May Help Power Las Vegas

A $1 billion solar project near Las Vegas may help light up the Strip and other parts of Nevada, California and Arizona as early as 2020.<p>The proposed …

Solar Power

Disposal Of Wind Turbines Proving To Be A Major Environmental Concern

8:14 PM 07/15/2018<p>Thousands of aging wind turbines will eventually need to be decommissioned, but the disposal of this “green” technology could prove …

Renewable Energy

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

fuelcells

Con el poder del sol, México avanza en la producción de energía limpia

Con sus interminables dunas y cactus, el silencioso desierto del norteño estado mexicano de Coahuila parece ser igual a cualquier otro, salvo que …

Harvesting Enough Solar Energy For Later May Require Using Tiny Gold Balls

This is a big win for those who study tiny balls of gold.<p>Spiky, nanoscale gold spheres, similar in shape to a pufferfish — and powered by nothing …

Clean Energy

This common cooking oil causes more obesity and diabetes than sugar

<b>Scientists behind the research called the conclusions a "major surprise."</b><p>In the competition for unhealthiest food, both sugar and fat have wrestled …

Nutrition

Solar cell with E. coli generates energy in low light conditions

Researchers have created a type of solar cell that can convert light into energy even in overcast conditions. Unlike commonly used solar products, …

Clean Energy

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

Wendelstein 7-X logra récord mundial de producto de fusión

MADRID, 26 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) -<p>El dispositivo de fusión más grande del mundo del tipo estellarator, el alemán Wendelstein 7-X, ha alcanzado un <b>valor</b> …

El precio de las baterías cambia el terreno de juego: eólica y solar van camino de suponer el 50% de la energía del mundo en 2050

Acaba de salir uno de los documentos más esperados para los aficionados al mundo de las energías del futuro, el New Energy Outlook 2018, un informe …

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Imperial College London

En estos países al menos el 90% de la energía eléctrica es renovable

El reciente acuerdo aprobado por la Comisión Europea, cuyo objetivo es que en el año 2030, casi un tercio (un 32% para ser exactos) de toda la …

La UE pone fin del impuesto al sol y se fija un objetivo de energías renovables del 32% para 2030

Los gobiernos de la Unión Europea y el Parlamento Europeo han alcanzado este jueves un acuerdo para <b>fijar un objetivo vinculante de energías</b> …

Corea del Sur se ha gastado 35.000 millones de dólares en diseñar una ciudad que elimina la necesidad de usar coches

En esta ciudad no hay camiones de basura, todos los desechos van hacia un complejo sistema de tuberías neumáticas donde al final se clasifican con el …

Incredible Material That Harvests Light for Energy Just Like Plants Created by Scientists

Researchers are one step closer to creating glass or textiles from man-made DNA that can absorb light—which could improve our use of solar energy …

"Olvida la fusión nuclear": la energía del futuro es la energía osmótica y podría producir un 40% de la demanda energética mundial

Decía el famoso hidrólogo Jorge Manrique que "nuestras vidas son los ríos que van a dar al mar". Lo que no sabía (ni llegaba si quiera a intuir) era …

A radical US startup has successfully fired up its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

The US energy startup, Net Power, has announced that it has successfully fired up its natural-gas plant in La Porte, Texas. In the age of climate change, when reducing emissions should be our primary goal, it may sound odd to celebrate the launch of a fossil fuel-burning plant. But Net Power is …

Fossil Fuels

11 tácticas de persuasión de Steve Jobs para conseguir lo que quieras

<b>Steve Jobs hizo historia</b> al fundar y liderar Apple, una de las compañías más valiosas y creativas de la era moderna, con la creación del iPhone como …

La NASA tiene un plan para asegurar el agua frente al cambio climático

Después de un invierno inusualmente seco, el final de la estación sacudió a California (EE. UU.) con una tormenta que provocó <b>la acumulación de varios</b> …

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

New study debunks myths claiming renewables can't be integrated into electric grid.<p>The ongoing debate around whether it’s feasible to have an …

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Morocco is building a giant thermosolar farm in the Sahara Desert

An amazing transformation has taken place on the dunes below Morocco’s sun-blasted High Atlas mountains.<p>Against the yellow sand thousands of curved …

Renewable Energy

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

The Polish company that is revolutionising solar panel production

Saule Technologies has created a new kind of printable solar cell that offers almost infinite possibilities for its installation.<p>Working with experts from across the globe, Olga Malinkiewicz and the Saule Technologies team have improved on existing technologies to create a panel that is not only …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Color Psychology: How Colors Influence the Mind

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting—and most controversial—aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most of …

Sana Labs wants to disrupt $5 trillion edtech market - Zuck and Tim Cook are impressed

Joel Hellermark, 21, wants to change education for good.Sana Labs<p><b>Sana Labs is an education tech startup founded by Joel Hellermark, 21.</b><p><b>It provides an artificial-intelligence platform designed to individualize a student's learning in subjects like language and math.</b><p><b>Applying AI to education has so</b> …

Dubai's $3.8bn solar park continues to break world records

The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will feature the world’s tallest solar energy tower, according to officials, …

Renewable Energy

Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time

Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California …