Illustration Photo: Catfish ponds near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Starkville, Mississippi, USA (credits: Roger Smith / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Photo: MIT researchers have developed an “air-breathing” battery that could store electricity for very long durations for about a third the price of current technologies, with minimal location restraints and zero emissions. Courtesy of the researchers. Left photo: Felice Frankel.
Photo: Long-distance travel estimated by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Traveler Analysis Framework, visualized spatially. Overall, approximately 8,500 strategically located fast-charge stations, with an average of three plugs each, are needed to provide a minimum level of national coverage for 7 million electric vehicles. (credit: NREL)
Photo: Sorghum is a unique crop in that most varieties are both drought and heat tolerant. The development of a low input, environmentally safe and highly productive sorghum germplasm will help establish a lignocellulosic energy economy that can provide jobs to rural communities, ensure energy security and benefit the environment. (credits: Greg Goebel / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Spawning Atlantic salmon kelt at North Attleboro NFH, MA, USA (credits: Kevin Cheung/USFWS / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, below Clark Mountain in California's Mojave Desert near the western end of the great Bsasin and Range Province, near Primm on the Nevada border. (credits: Doc Searls / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
Illustration Photo: IBM scientist Rahel Strässle holds a prototype device called the cognitive hypervisor. Sophisticated wearable sensors can capture rich body-related information such as bio-signals and emotional states. The ability to collect, blend and understand on-body data in real-time promises significant changes to healthcare and related fields. Combining wearable information with data from environmental, and social sources enables to create a sophisticated contextual patient model for early identifying and predicting health-related issues. (credits: IBM Research / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory peer at a combination supercritical CO2 reactor/ spectroscopic cell used to study photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO. A long-range goal of the research is to determine chemical pathways that ultimately could be useful for converting large amounts of CO2 to methanol or other fuel. (credits: Brookhaven National Laboratory / Flickr Creative Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Many future microelectronics systems could be assembled with a library of plug-and-play chiplets that combine their respective modular functions with unprecedented versatility. (credit: DARPA)
Photo: Researchers extract juice from sugarcane that has been engineered to produce oil for biodiesel in addition to the plant's sugar that is used for ethanol production (credit: The PETROSS project / University of Illinois)
Illustration Photo: ORNL's Charles Seipp synthesized a simple compound known as guanidine that was found to bind strongly with carbon dioxide directly from the air and form insoluble carbonate crystals that are easily separated from water. (credits: Oak Ridge National Laboratory / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Photo: New hybrid gas-to-electric drones from MIT spinout Top Flight Technologies offer an order-of-magnitude increase in range, payload size, and power over battery-powered counterparts. The drones may pave the way for package delivery and human flight. Courtesy of Top Flight Technologies.
Illustration Photo: Team USA Olympic Swimmer Maya DiRado visits a virtual reality training facility part of 7th Army Training Command aboard U.S. Army Base Bavaria, Germany, Dec. 8, 2016. (credits: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro / DoD / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
Illustration Photo: The ShineOn project in Guatemala replace kerosene lamps with solar lighting. This project was sponsored in part by the Lindbergh Foundation. (credits: John Barrie / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
Photo: Considered the second largest construction in Central America after the Panama Canal, Costa Rica opened the Reventazón River hydroelectric plant in 2016--to achieve its goal of generating electricity without a single watt coming from hydrocarbons by 2021. (credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board)
Illustration Photo: This artist's concept depicts the stationary NASA Mars lander known by the acronym InSight at work studying the interior of Mars. The InSight mission (for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is designed to investigate processes that formed and shaped Mars and will help scientists better understand the evolution of our inner solar system's rocky planets, including Earth. IMAGE CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH
Illustration Photo: Using zero water withdrawal technology at the Nescafé Dolce Gusto factory in Montes Claros, Brazil (credits: Nestlé / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Today INFINITI LAB Toronto, an Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities accelerator program from premium car brand INFINITI, announced the nine startups that will participate in the inaugural four-week accelerator program in Toronto.
Illustration Photo: Sandia researcher Clifford Ho, selected by the Chinese Institute of Engineers as the 2010 Asian American Engineer of the Year, stands in solar heliostat field. Ho works closely with the Department of Energy and industry to improve the performance and lower the costs of concentrating solar power systems, which use large arrays of mirrors to focus sunlight onto a receiver, harnessing the resulting heat to generate electricity using a heat engine. (credits: Randy Montoya / Sandia Labs / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Photo: Extension specialists recently released a two-year, multi-state study to measure the effectiveness of insecticide treatments in providing protection against soybean aphids. (credit: Purdue University Entomology Extension)
Photo: Aerial view of the Mineirão Stadium after its alteration works (credits: Luís G. Monteiro, Wilson N. Macedo, Pedro F. Torres, Márcio M. Silva, Guilherme Amaral, Alexandre S. Piterman, Bruno M. Lopes, Juliano M. Fraga and Wallace C. Boaventura)
Photo: Urban Health Plan installed a 37kW "solar wall" onto the Simpson Health Pavilion in the Bronx. Designed by Quixotic Systems, the solar PV system makes optimal use of vertical space in an urban area. (credit: Quixotic Systems)
Photo: MIT chemists have now developed a 3-D printing technique that allows them to print objects and then go back and add new polymers that alter the materials’ chemical composition and mechanical properties. These new polymers can be reactivated by light. (credits: Demin Liu and Jeremiah Johnson)
SoCalGas and University of California Irvine successfully test injecting renewable hydrogen into UCI campus electric grid. Prof. Jack Brouwer shows off the project's electrolyzer, which takes in water and uses excess renewable electricity to power an electrochemical reaction that splits the water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. (credit: SoCalGas / University of California Irvine)