Energy

Here's how researchers are working to harvest energy from unconventional sources such as falling droplets of water -- and the math behind it.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Green spectrum light can actually damage plants.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The first fracking-induced earthquake to claim human lives shows why magnitude may underestimate the danger such earthquakes pose.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
International efforts, including the Paris agreement, may not be able to solve the climate change crisis on their own.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Preventing losses of electricity as it travels from the source to where it's used could cut greenhouse gas emissions by half a billion metric tons a year.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
A new study highlights the magnitude of transmission lines' potential negative effects on the forest.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
New fabrication technique using porous graphene may result in cheaper and better capacitors in the future.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers create safer batteries with perforations that prevent full-scale failures.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Scientists and engineers are exploring many strategies to cut the energy that powers modern computing.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The search for room temperature superconductors.
Keith Landry, Contributor
The quest for better biomass fuels takes us to America’s heartland.
Keith Landry, Contributor
Wastewater from oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, and no one can predict where they will strike or how hard they will shake.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer