They are expected to be cheaper to build and even more reliable than today’s nuclear plants.
It could one day fuel nuclear fusion reactors.
You might think it's impossible to run out of wind, but Europe's "wind drought" proves otherwise. And it's only going to get worse.
Most electric car charging is done at night. A grid powered mostly by renewable energy might not be able to meet demand, but there is a solution.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
The war in Ukraine is unlikely to trigger a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. Physics and smart engineering are the reasons why.
The new material may make marine uranium extraction economically feasible.
The biggest nuclear blast in history came courtesy of Tsar Bomba. We could make something at least 100 times more powerful.
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
Deliveries of the $250k Lightyear 0 will start in November 2022.
A team of scientists hopes deep-earth lithium could sustain America's vast demand for batteries. But extracting it won't be easy.
“I thought, why not direct these high-power beams, instead of into fusion plasma, down into rock and vaporize the hole?”
Aptera expects to begin delivering its solar-powered car later in 2022.
A "bio-battery" made from genetically engineered bacteria could store excess renewable energy and release it as needed.
Best in class: Denmark and Uruguay. Worst in class: Papua New Guinea, Venezuela, and Russia.
It has no moving parts and could allow us to tap into renewable energy year round.
Now they're pointing the way to future battery technologies.
The site will be the first working example of a geological disposal facility.
Could Russia's plan actually destroy demand for natural gas?
Capturing energy from clubbers could help power homes and buildings.
Dr. Tyson explains where we might find aliens, why "dark matter" is a misleading term, and why you can blame physics for your favorite team's loss.
A lucky discovery involving lithium-sulfur batteries has a legitimate chance to revolutionize how we power our world.
U.S. nuclear power plants are built to survive external attacks. Even missiles or a commercial aircraft strike would not cause a meltdown or radiation leak.
A community in Austin, Texas is using geothermal energy to keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Germany finds itself once again allowing a murderous dictator to run rampant in Europe, though this time it is due to incompetence and technophobia rather than malice.
The Kardashev scale ranks civilizations from Type 1 to Type 3 based on energy harvesting.
Every power source involves trade-offs. Given the challenges of increasing demand and climate change, what is the future of energy?
A report from MIT outlines a six-point plan to usher in a new age of nuclear power.
There has been a 600% increase in European gas prices so far in 2021.
After the 2011 Fukushima disaster, it was Germany, not Japan, that cracked down most severely on nuclear power plants.