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.
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
A new lithium-ion battery that includes a cathode based on organic materials could offer a more sustainable way to power electric cars.
The edible six pack ring that's saving marine animals
“Cybersecurity for plants” can stop germs from hacking our food supply
The cost of sucking carbon out of the air just fell by 85%
Organic solar is (finally) efficient enough to compete
Three reasons we don't have more nuclear power in the US
Why don't we believe extreme weather forecasts?
Could ugly produce change the world?
The fascinating story of how AIDS activism helped usher in a "Right to Try" laws