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Photo Friday: Student team doubles the capacity of existing solar arrays

Photo Friday: Student team doubles the capacity of existing solar arrays

The integrated circuit design pictured above was designed by Unified Solar, a student lead team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who won the regional price of the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition at the MIT Clean Energy Prize at the end of April...

May 16, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Photo Friday: Order Coal Now (1918)

Photo Friday: Order Coal Now (1918)

This poster of a man shoveling coal from a cart was created by J.C. Leyendecker for the Saturday Evening Post magazine. It was created with sponsorship from the United States Federal Fuel Administration...

May 9, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Photo Friday II! Guess the Thing.

Photo Friday II! Guess the Thing.

Buckminsterfullerene? Graphene? A negative of all the lost marbles from Hungry Hungry Hippos running off to start a precision drill team? Nope.

May 2, 2014 — Scott Huler

SciAm Readers Prioritize MP3s Over MPGs

Thank you for your input as no less than 100 readers were kind enough to participate in my not-so-scientific survey of what is least important to them, when given a choice to give up one item ranging between a TV, vehicle, laptop/tablet, and a smartphone...

April 30, 2014 — Tali Trigg
The Most Important Energy Source for the Future is…

The Most Important Energy Source for the Future is…

For months I’ve been writing about how hydraulic fracturing is shifting our energy mix from oil to natural gas. From environmental impacts to geopolitics, new horizontal drilling technologies are transforming the 21st century energy landscape...

April 29, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

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