Alternative Energy

Can You Have Too Much Solar Energy?

Germany’s little-guy suppliers are destabilizing big power companies.

March 28 2013 1:45 PMBoxcar EnergyBrilliant new strategies for storing power. No. 4: First you roll a train uphill …
March 22 2013 10:15 AMUnexpectedly Amazing Carbon-Based Energy FormA lab “accident” may solve your annoying battery problems.
March 19 2013 5:45 AMSpinning Sewage into GoldA little electrochemical magic puts power where it’s needed.
March 8 2013 11:19 AMThe Director of EvolutionHow Frances Arnold mutates DNA and breeds strange, new, and useful creatures.
March 26 2013 3:12 PMBlue Sky ThinkingThe entirely serious plan to collect solar energy by spaceship and beam it back to Earth with lasers.
March 20 2013 1:17 PMCan Wind Turbines Make You Sick?A new syndrome appears to be highly contagious.
March 13 2013 2:40 PMThe Body ElectricHow much energy can you extract from a dance?
March 4 2013 10:07 AMSmooth Sailing for Offshore Wind?Two firms are planning to start construction off the East Coast within the year.