Green roofs could help mitigate the urban heat island effect.
Find out everything there is to know about energy and stay updated on the latest energy news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about solar energy, renewable energy, and alternative energy as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries.
Researchers have discovered how to make gasoline from sawdust and other plant materials and are currently moving from the lab to the power plant.
Richard Alley studies glaciers and ice sheets to learn how the climate works and whether melting ice will flood our coasts.
Paul Werbos uses mathematics to tackle the big questions of human intelligence, the beginning of the universe, and sustainable energy.
Scientists have long wondered why the sun's outer atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than its surface.
Ocean drilling and the transport of oil across the seas are dangerous work. The world uses about 3 billion gallons of oil a day. And sometimes, a few million gallons end up spilled or lost.
James Waters and Tate Holbrook seek to discover how size affects the organization and physiology of superorganisms such as bacterial communities, insect colonies or human cities.
For the first time, scientists have converted information into pure energy, experimentally verifying a thought experiment first proposed 150 years ago.
Scientists have come up with a new equation to accurately determine how much energy people use while walking, taking into account their height and weight.
A team of researchers aim to harvest the heat radiating off roadways to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and more.