This imaginative turn-of-the-century drawing predicted that wave-energy generators, like Duffy's Wave Motor, would be "a source of power for various purposes."
In a development physicists are calling "huge," "tantalizing" and "unexpected," researchers have measured a signal that could herald a new kind of particle or force of nature.
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine.
At one time, $5 per gallon gas seemed like a farfetched idea, but that is no longer the case.
Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project. The high-profile project on the south side of the 56th floor will replace the wind
About 70 percent of the nation's major gas-station chains say sales have fallen, according to a March survey by the Oil Price Information Service. More than half reported a drop of 3 percent or more -- the sharpest since the summer of 2008...
It's not even peak driving season, which typically sees a seasonal jump of at least 15-20% from early spring levels. Per Reuters: " The Lundberg Survey said the national average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gas was $3.765 on Friday...
Two Italian scientists—Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced to skeptical colleagues that they successfully tested a new cold fusion process in January 2011. They claimed they created 12,400 watts of thermal power wit
All major cities in Southern California are now posting averages of $4.10 and above, according to Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch
Washington state's only nuclear power plant evacuated about 25 workers after a small amount of hydrogen sprang from a pipe and ignited in a six-inch flash, plant officials said on Friday.
The paper is based on an hour-by-hour analysis of the country’s electricity consumption in 2006. Faiman’s group studied the baseline power, intermediate baseline and spinning reserves. Solar plants, without storage, could only generate around 3 perce
"If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know," Obama said laughingly. "You might want to think about a trade-in."
"If something happens in Saudi Arabia it (oil) will go to $200 to $300 (a barrel). I don't expect this for the time being, but who would have expected Tunisia?" – Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Zaki Yamani 4/5/11
China is relying on Africa, principally Libya, Angola, and Nigeria, for future energy needs. In response to China’s economic engagement with Africa, Washington is engaging the continent militarily with the US African Command (AFRICOM)...
The journal Nature is publishing several articles today looking at the long term impact of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan. They're all available to the public. One news report considers what it will take decommission the damaged plant
Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a startup in San Diego, California, has developed new materials that could boost the storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries for cars and portable electronics by more than 25 percent.
In the last century, Russia and the United States engaged competitively in both a space race and a nuclear technology race. In this century, it appears the two are considering collaborating.
The former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Zaki Yamani told Reuters on Tuesday that "Oil prices could leap to $200 to $300 a barrel if Saudi Arabia is hit by serious political unrest."
Our economy will not "withstand" these oil and gas prices. Not without a massive contraction. I am already seeing it - again - on the roads around this area. Less traffic, fewer shoppers. The so-called "recovery" that was spiked through all...
Oil climbed to the highest level in 30 months in New York on speculation that U.S. economic growth may support demand and a protracted conflict in Libya will curtail supply.
The future is here and the possibilities are infinite.
Susan Lindauer, a journalist and author specializing on American interventions, has never believed the allied forces intervened in Libya out of humanitarian reasons.
Renewable energy is often intermittent and unreliable, but with the right storage technology, it can become a substitute for baseline power.
Offshore wind energy has long been seen as an expensive way of generating power, costing about two to three times more than erecting turbines on land, but the expense is likely to come down, while the costs of nuclear energy are opaque, according to
From harvesting energy to building networks, nature has been solving problems for billions of years longer than humans have
Without cutting through the fog of war it's impossible to understand what's really going on in Libya.
Meanwhile, jet contrails found to be a worse climate-change culprit than carbon
President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed to cut U.S. oil imports by a third over 10 years, a goal that eluded his predecessors and seen as extremely ambitious by analysts skeptical it can succeed.
One of Kansas' most abundant natural resources may hold the key to preventing major power outages. A team of Kansas State University engineers is researching ways to use Kansas wind and other distributed energy sources to avoid cascading failures.
BP PLC said Tuesday that a company laptop containing personal information on thousands of people who filed claims related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been missing for about a month.