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This is the first silicon-based optical fiber with solar cell characteristics A team of researchers is working on solar cell fabrics that could catch sunlight from various angles and one day power devices like smartphones. John Badding, a professor... Read More
This week we take a look at an idea for solar panels that can spray right onto your existing windows - turning your whole building into a solar array.
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
We’re all fairly dependent on our smartphones. But what about smart lights? Check out streetlights that can tell you the weather or predict the next earthquake.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
What if a nuclear reactor was smaller, safer and cheaper? Our latest segment on Bloomberg West looks at NuScale Power's Small Modular Reactor - a reactor that may solve many of the problems encountered at Fukushima.
NuScale Power has created a new kind of nuclear plant, a smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology, designed with natural safety features. The NuScale plant uses natural forces to operate and cool the plant. This eliminates... Read More
Brett Lund
Brett Lund
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Can biofuels play a significant part in the fuel market by 2030? In partnership with National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge, we ask some of the experts in the biofuels arena what it will take to make it happen, and what some of the biggest... Read More
The Medaka is a eco-solar ferry meaning that it not only uses solar power as a source of renewable energy, but it will also incorporate a range of other features so that it is far more environmentally friendly than existing traditional ferry designs... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Where is your trash going? If you live in Alexandria, Virginia or a community like it, it's not going to a landfill - it's being burned to power your home.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
We've got the stories, ideas and facts behind President Obama's big speech on climate change.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
In 2050, the world will have 9 billion people - we're failing to feed just 7 billion now. How do we find the way forward to 2050 and beyond?

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