Engineering

If it gets built, there's an engineer involved somewhere. Check out some ideas on engineering the things we use everyday to be cleaner and more efficient.

A one meter rise in sea level will affect 145 million people. I think it is extremely important to illustrate this concept as vibrantly as possible.
They say there's no such thing as a silver bullet when it comes to environment and energy. However, the LIquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor - LIFTeR - comes pretty close. Peaking petroleum and a tight uranium equation have promped a surge in interest... Read More
Planet Forward
Our first TV special focused on great ideas from you, our members, about how we as a country should approach our energy future. Originally broadcast on April 15, 2009 on PBS.
Planet Forward
Planet Forward Host Frank Sesno travels to the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) to find out, what is a Sky Trough? Utility-scale parabolic trough solar concentrators harness the sun's energy to make steam for electricity generation. The thermal... Read More
Planet Forward
The National Renewable Energy Labs are researching a new way to store renewable energy: in hydrogen. Wind and solar energy are used to create hydrogen and stored in tanks that can be used to power the grid or your car. While no single alternative to... Read More
Planet Forward
It's almost as universal to our lives as air, but how many of us really know where our electricity comes from or how it gets to our homes? Is our energy infrastructure up to the 21st consumer's demands? Is it really worth the investment to upgrade.

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