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Novel Energy Storage Leverages Free Gravity

Gravity already supplies us with one cheap and clean form of electricity storage. We can contain and then release a weight — in this case water, with pumped hydro. When there is excess energy on the grid that no one… Read More
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Bringing Décor to Life with Photosynthetic Furniture

Say goodbye to the houseplants you keep forgetting to water, and embrace a new trend: decorative, functional microorganisms. Innovations in industrial and architectural design might soon bring photosynthesis into your home in a completely new way – by building algae… Read More

Revenge of the Bacteria

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that antibiotics are being “overused,” as I’ve read, and what are the potential consequences? — Mitchell Chase, Hartford, CT The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped… Read More