Energy

Mega solar farms could make it rain in deserts
A new study suggests that gigantic solar farms could be used to create “heat islands” that make rain locally.
Google AI is searching the world for methane leaks from space
Google will provide computing resources to MethaneSAT, a project to identify climate-harming methane leaks from space.
How electron beams could jumpstart the nuclear industry
Electron beam welding could accelerate manufacturing of small modular reactors, helping make nuclear power a part of our clean energy future.
Cobalt-free batteries could power cars of the future
Fusion reactor break world record in final experiment
NASA lays out the path to space-based solar power
Microsoft AI discovers 18 new battery materials in two weeks
Zapping plants in “eSoil” makes them grow 50% larger
This startup wants to track soil carbon with AI and satellites
Microsoft is training an AI to help get nuclear reactors approved
This global prize competition is launching small moonshots to save the planet
Toshiba unveils new fast-charging, cobalt-free battery
How TerraPower is leading the nuclear renaissance