Transportation

Will Ion Engines Power A Mission To Mars?

Ion engines are light, efficient means of propulsion, and recent NASA missions have proven that they’re capable of getting spacecraft to other planets. Are they going to be the key to landing the first human explorers on Mars? Getting a… Read More
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Norway’s Capital Will Ban Cars By 2019

In a bold move to reduce pollution, Oslo’s city council has voted to ban cars from the city center by 2019. Many large European cities are taking measures to improve pollution and traffic congestion in their downtown areas, but Oslo’s… Read More

California Goes for 50% Renewables by 2030

In a historic vote, California legislators have ensured that the eighth largest economy in the world is running on 50% renewable energy within just 15 years. California’s Democratic-majority legislature just acted decisively to further reduce the use of fossil energy… Read More
Solar Panel

Roadside Solar Farms Go Live in Massachusetts

Shiny rows of solar panels are now a common sight on the daily drive of many Boston-area commuters. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is installing them in a bid to go greener and to earn a discount on energy. The… Read More

Could our Future World be Made of CO2 from Air?

  Researchers at George Washington University in Washington, DC have devised a way to pull CO2 out of air and turn the carbon into carbon nanofibers, the wonder material that now makes racing bikes and other high tech sporting goods… Read More

Rush for Tesla Batteries Shifts Storage Paradigm

Yeah, you might say that Tesla’s big battery announcement went over pretty well. Within days of introducing the Powerwall and Powerpack – attractive units, but more importantly, less expensive than expected – the company had booked $800 million in reservations.… Read More