Energy

More Stories in Energy

  1. Tech

    This sun-powered system delivers energy as it pulls water from the air

    The device not only produces electricity but also harvests water for drinking or crops. It could be especially useful in remote and dry parts of the world.

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  2. Materials Science

    New cloth cools you when you’re hot, warms you when you’re cold

    Scientists 3-D printed the new fabric, which has even more tricks up its sleeve — such as conducting electricity and resisting radio waves.

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  3. Tech

    Robots made of cells blur the line between creature and machine

    Scientists are using living cells and tissue as building blocks to make robots. These new machines challenge ideas about robots and life itself.

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  4. Physics

    Explainer: How do mass and weight differ?

    Learn why these terms aren’t the same and which to use where. And should you report your results in kilograms? Pounds? If in doubt, try using newtons.

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  5. Environment

    Clothes dryers may be a major source of airborne microplastics

    Scientists thought washing machines were a leading contributor of microplastics. Now it appears dryers may be an even bigger problem.

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  6. Physics

    Scientists Say: Voltage

    Voltage is a measure of how much electricity is available to power devices.

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  7. Physics

    Explainer: Understanding electricity

    Here’s what allows you to plug in and power up the devices in your life.

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  8. Microbes

    Genes point to how some bacteria can gobble up electricity

    A new study shows how some microbes absorb and release electrons — a trait that may point to new fuels or ways to store energy.

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  9. Brain

    Scientists Say: Haptic

    Haptic is an adjective used to describe things related to our sense of touch.

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