clean energy

The Most Efficient and Accessible Solar Cell Yet

In the past solar cells are a source of clean energy had not been cheap or easily accessible. But now André Taylor, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how major steps toward a low cost efficient solar cell can be mass produced.

Photosynthesis and Clean Energy

Scientists have used artificial photosynthesis to generate clean energy. This process typically requires electricity or natural gas but now researchers have developed a new device that’s more than twice as efficient and runs only on water and sunlight. Zetian Mi, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor joins Hari […]

SciTech Now Episode 501

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at how Larva can be a solution to the planet’s waste; The hi-tech courtroom of the future; how photosynthesis is being used to harvest clean energy; and discovering the historic Battle of the Alamo through virtual reality.

Clean, quiet, sustainable flight

In May of 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo over the Atlantic, nearly a century later, his grandson is carrying on the family legacy of innovation. Reporter Andrea Vasquez spoke to Erik Lindbergh via Google hangout.

A four-story magnet, the key to clean energy?

Engineers in California are building a giant magnet that could help power the world. The magnet would be at the heart of a giant nuclear fusion reactor currently being developed in the south of France as part of an international mega-project to generate clean, renewable energy.