Clean energy

New research looks at how dust storms and a thin atmosphere may play into alternative energy sources on the Red Planet.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
This month in pictures
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
An experiment off the coast of California may bolster efforts to make biocrude from "the Sequoia of the sea."
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
The global demand for seaweed has never been higher, and American farmers are taking notice.
Annie Roth, Contributor
Canadian company shows that hydrocarbon fuel made from captured CO2 could compete with fossil fuels.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor
Drilling directly into magma may help humanity harness a vast new source of clean energy.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The 5.4 magnitude earthquake suggests that even small volumes of water can trigger large events.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Scientists discussed the feasibility of battery-operated semi-trucks and airplanes at a meeting of physicists in Los Angeles.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Mass migration to Chinese cities has likely decreased the total number of premature deaths caused by air pollution.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Estimating a city's solar potential based on its road network is comparable to more complex computer simulations, researchers find.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Scientists are developing greener and cheaper ways to pave our way to a solar energy future.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Mathematical model suggests crops can have a noticeable effect on power generation.
Chris Gorski, Editor