renewable energy

Battery technologies that are saving lives

Battery technology innovations are saving lives. At the forefront of these innovations in science and medicine is one of the world’s leading energy storage researchers and most successful women inventors in the United States. Dr. Esther Takeuchi, a State University of New York distinguished professor in materials science and engineering at Stony Brook University joins […]

High schooler enters the renewable energy race

While corporations race to develop a new renewable energy source using corn plants, a young man in Aurora, Illinois may be ahead of them all. This segment on cellulosic ethanol production was produced in conjunction with The Ethanol Effect, an hour-long special from Detroit Public Television airing Fall 2016. For information on the documentary, visit: […]

SciTech Now Episode 226

Tiny satellites called CubeSats have democratized space science; blended learning combines in-person teaching with tech; a high school student and a science corporation pave the way for easier use of ethanol as renewable energy; and a mouse-like creature with massive hind legs teaches us about the growth of human bones.

Harnessing the power of play for energy

Creating reliable sources of electricity in the developing world continues to be an enormous challenge as the necessary infrastructure lags behind.  The founder of the renewable energy company Uncharted Play has created an unusual solution.

Scitech Now Episode 215

In this episode of SciTech Now, an international group of computer coders have joined forces with a composer to showcase fractals in a whole new light; the founder of the renewable energy company Uncharted Play has developed unusual sources of electricity for the developing world; at the Tech Sassy Girlz Hackathon in Orlando, middle and […]

SciTech Now Episode 212

In this episode of SciTech Now, a four-story magnet may hold the key to clean, renewable energy; Jennifer Vento, from the digital marketing firm Women Online, discusses how women around the world are joining together to create innovative new technologies that protect women both on- and offline; Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the future of space exploration.

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.