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Energy Archive

  • Little Engines That Can

    Need power but don’t want to plug into a central electrical utility? Microturbines are flexing their muscles in niche applications.

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  • Gas on Ice

    New hope for extracting natural gas from solid formations adds a hopeful ingredient to the energy future.

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  • Medieval Global Warming

    A controversy over 14th century climate shows the peril of letting politics shape the scientific debate.

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  • LEDs vs. the Lightbulb

    With their longer lifetimes and higher efficiencies, light-emitting diodes will transform the illumination industry-and save billions in energy costs.

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  • Wind Power for Pennies

    Windmills may finally be ready to compete with fossil-fuel generators. The technology trick: turn them backwards and put hinges on their blades.

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  • The Conservation Bomb

    There will be 10 billion people on Earth by 2100–and all of them can live comfortably if advances in energy-saving technology continue.

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  • Blog This

    Online diarists rule an Internet strewn with failed dot coms.

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