REEcycle sweeps past the competition by turning waste into a domestic stream of rare earth elements
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, 21 hours ago
A student team from the University of Houston swept this year''s U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. With their innovative (and proprietary) approach to recycling a pair... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Fracking Woes Stem from Oil Addiction, Not Hydraulic Fracturing
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 17, 2014
Flaming tap water comes from bad wells, and not the drinking-water kind. Folks who live closest to natural gas wells in Pennsylvania suffer ill health. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 16, 2014
Last month, General Electric (GE) consulting presented the results of a U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sponsored study testing if wind turbines can be controlled to manage the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
#IAmANaturalist: A Tribute
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 15, 2014
#IAmANaturalist because to try and understand a completely different way of living, of being, is to transcend oneself. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nevada Gives $1.3 Billion Tax Break to Electric Car Maker Tesla
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 12, 2014
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a package of bills on Thursday to provide $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors, putting a bow on the deal for the electric car... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
U.S. petroleum exports rise while East Coast continues to import
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 11, 2014
Petroleum product exports are on track for another banner year, with total exports climbing to a 3.7 million barrels per day (bbpd) average for 2014 from just under 3.5 million bbpd in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Drowned Tropical Forests Exacerbate Climate Change
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 11, 2014
Methane emissions from big hydroelectric dams in the tropics outweigh the benefits that this form of renewable energy provides, according to new scientific data -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Safety is primary focus in GM''s driverless vehicle announcement
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 09, 2014
Driverless cars came to the forefront of transportation discussions this weekend when General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced her company''s plan to add "hands-free and feet-free" driving capabilities... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Stealth Wind Turbines Avoid Radar Interference in France
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 05, 2014
France is building the world''s first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimize interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes. EDF Energies... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Satirists As a Source of Science News
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, September 04, 2014
How many times have you read a science-themed article from The Onion or watched a science-themed segment on The Daily Show (TDS) or The Colbert Report (CR) and remarked at how “spot on”... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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