science

This week we feature Planet Forward innovators who are working to make our energy grid more efficient, modern, and sustainable.  Believe it or not, many aspects of our energy grid are based off of models created 100 years ago.  Can you imagine if... Read More
National Science Foundation
Researchers at Michigan Technical University (MTU) have created a combustion vessel to study engine technologies operating on an expanding set of alternative fuels with reduced emissions and increased efficiency. This work will help to increase... Read More
National Geographic and Planet Forward
By Raymond Orbach
National Science Foundation
Climate CoLab--a new online forum developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology--brings large numbers of citizens together to develop creative solutions to complex problems such as climate change. The Climate CoLab allows... Read More
National Science Foundation
Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well in 2009 in the Krafla volcano in Iceland met with a big surprise: underground lava, also called magma, flowed into the well at 2.1 kilometers (6,900 feet) depth. It forced the scientists to stop... Read More
Minnesota 2020
When can a student project save the school money? School is all about learning, and these students in Minnesota are getting hands-on experience in sustainable innovations. The students were directly involved in getting solar panels installed at... Read More
National Science Foundation
H. Peter Vollhardt and collaborators at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered molecules composed of organic material and metal that store sunlight in the form of usable thermal energy. The direct conversion of solar photons (tiny... Read More
EM2 is a revolutionary new compact fast reactor that actually runs on the spent-fuel waste of conventional nuclear reactors -- a producing a virtually unlimited electricity supply with no greenhouse gases.
Rocky Research develops thermal and energy management design innovations for the defense industry. Trey McKay describes the Intelligent Thermostat, which is a combination thermostat - humidistat designed for use in environments encountered aboard... Read More
PARC’s breakthrough clean water platform technology, Hydrodynamic Separation (HDS), can potentially provide multiple benefits, such as: Compact form factor – ideal for space- and weight-constrained sites; Modular and scalable – easily increase or... Read More

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