This Headline Is One of Many Experiments on You
The furor over a Facebook experiment suggests that few people realize how often Web companies test out new product features on them.
Microsoft’s Quantum Mechanics
Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers?
An Industrial-Sized Generator That Runs on Waste Heat, Using No Fuel
Power plants waste huge amount of energy as heat—about 40 to 80 percent of the total in the fuel they burn. A new device could reduce that waste, cutting fuel consumption and carbon emissions by as much as 3 percent and saving companies millions of dollars. (Three percent might not seem like much, but for context, air travel accounts for 2 percent of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions.)
Why Coconuts Could Be The Hydrogen Storage Material Of The Future
Coconut flesh contains secret ingredients that dramatically enhance its ability to store hydrogen, say material scientists.
In a First, Commercial Coal Plant Buries Its CO2
A coal plant that opened today in Saskatchewan captures and buries the carbon dioxide it emits—with two significant caveats: it still emits as much carbon dioxide as a natural gas power plant, and the carbon dioxide it buries is being used to force more oil out of the ground.