A new method of using the machinery of photosynthesis to make methane is 10 times more efficient than previous attempts.
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Albert Einstein's famous equation E = m^2 connects energy to mass via the speed of light. Find out why E = m^2.
Reference Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, providing an alternative, renewable energy source
Twenty-two thousand tons (20,000 metric tons) of oil products leaked from a Russian industrial power plant into an Arctic river on May 29. It could take decades for the region to recover.
Potential energy is a core concept of any physics-based discussion, and one of the most influential variables in the formulas that describe our known universe.
DNA and other stringy molecules could store data much more efficiently than hard drives in modern computers.
If bitcoin energy trends continue, mining bitcoin could soon stop being profitable, an economist found.
Chinese physicists are about to start building a 100-petawatt laser, powerful enough to rip matter out of a vacuum.
A team of physicists argues that its strange, spherical fusion reactor could be the way forward for nuclear energy.
Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study.
Are we flushing away a greener future? Perhaps, according to scientists who found a way to turn used toilet paper into electricity.
Solar power took a dip in the United States when the total eclipse swept across the country Monday (Aug. 21), as a new video shows.
Washing down your bacon cheeseburger with a big, cold soda may trigger the body to store more fat than it would if you drank something without sugar, a new small study finds.
From inefficient grids, shortfalls in policy, and even an eclipse, solar-energy collection faces no shortage of hurdles. Scientists have discovered another stumbling block: air pollution.