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Scientists have figured out a way to turn heat into electricity using magnets!

October 1st, 2019 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  Researchers all across the world are looking for ways to harness heat that otherwise would’ve been lost. They’ve put together ingenious solutions to trap atmospheric warmth and turn it into power when the Sun goes down and solar energy cannot be harnessed. However now, scientists have figured out a method to convert heat into […]



Thermoelectric generator harvests renewable energy from the cold of space

September 24th, 2019 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The thermoelectric generator uses a black aluminum disk to radiate heat into the atmosphere, and a polystyrene enclosure to keep the air inside warm.Aaswath Raman  As effective as solar panels are, one of their major downsides is that they only produce power during the day, so excess energy needs to be stored for use overnight. […]



Is Thorium the fuel of the future to revitalize nuclear?

September 4th, 2019 at 2:32 am » Comments Off

Nuclear energy produces carbon-free electricity, and the United States has used nuclear energy for decades to generate baseline power. Nuclear energy, however, carries a dreaded stigma. After disasters such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukishima, the public is acutely aware of the potential, though misguided, dangers of nuclear energy. The cost of nuclear generation […]



Building from thin air & the carbon revolution

August 29th, 2019 at 3:51 pm » Comments Off

Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of “thin air.” That’s the promise of Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary oil economy.  Mimicking what already occurs in nature, DAC essentially involves industrial photosynthesis, harnessing the power of the sun to draw carbon directly out of the atmosphere. This captured carbon […]



This startup wants to put a free tiny house in your backyard

August 23rd, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Rent the Backyard will get a tiny house into your backyard in a matter of weeks—and hopes it can add some cheaper apartments in cities to help alleviate the housing crisis. In cities with housing shortages, little room to build, and opposition to new construction, building small cottages in backyards can be one way to […]



The Coming Era of AI enhanced Super Humans