Of all the science-fiction tropes from late-20th-century pop-culture, perhaps none is as strong as the eternally futuristic rounded glass dome built to protect Earth’s fragile species.
A new statistical analysis shows the world population could reach nearly 11 billion by the end of the century, according to a United Nations report issued June 13. That’s about 800 million, or about 8 percent, more than the previous projection of 10.1 billion, issued in 2011.
Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
In the bold, bright future of the animated TV show The Jetsons, virtually anything, from cars to houses, could be controlled by the push of a button. How quaint. Little did the show’s creators know that the true sign of control in the 21st century is the smartphone app and the touchscreen.
Honda, in an attempt to keep its Fit EV electric cars in the eyes of consumers mostly looking at the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt, has dropped the price of the monthly lease. The drop, which was effective at the beginning of June, lowered for new and existing leases from $389 to $259.
A child of the 80′s, I’ve had a long and wonderful relationship with Tetris. There’s just something about getting exactly the block you need and then watching those lines disappear that’s deliciously satisfying.
Envision this: you are walking down the street talking on your iPhone in an important conversation when suddenly your battery dies. You really need to complete the call but there’s no place to plug in your smartphone to charge.
With the daily mean concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide having reached 400 parts-per-million for the first time in human history, the need for carbon-neutral alternatives to fossil fuel energy has never been more compelling.
Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.
One thing we’ve come to expect with the rise of electric vehicles is that pollution levels in areas where these are driven will drop, even if just slightly.
Go big or go home, right? That seems to be the thinking at the University of Bath, which has headlined a report on a new renewable energy device design with the not-so-timid claim: “New hybrid technology set to change the future of renewables.”
Those looking to get into high end, high performance electric motorcycles apparently need look no further than Mission Motorcycles.
Electric bicycles, despite being a very green form of personal transportation for those who can’t live without some type of motor assist, can still sometimes run into the same problem electric cars do when it comes time for charging.
Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if it were possible to further increase the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries.
It wasn’t that long ago we reviewed the Etón Rukus Solar, a portable Bluetooth sound system powered by the sun. The company is now back in our headlines with word of a new, even more high end solar boombox dubbed the Rukus XL, pricing for around $200.
Tiny bubbles of water found in quartz grains in Australia may hold the key to understanding what caused the Earth's first ice age.
If you’ve got a giant tree that shades your house on sunny afternoons, good for you; you’ll stay nice and cool this summer. Of course, there is a downside to such a situation – one shared by apartment dwellers: You can’t go solar.
Tesla Motors continues to look to make it easier for owners of its vehicles to enjoy free, long distance driving in parts of the U.S. and Canada through its expanding Supercharger network.
An 8,000-square-foot, nondescript, two-toned box of a building in Salem, Ore., looking like so many you’d see in a thousand industrial parks, could represent the future of energy management.
We all know It's not exactly easy going green. For home lighting applications, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) hold the promise of being both environmentally friendly and versatile.