What if floors, too, could become valuable new sources of renewable energy?
Nuclear energy, once touted as the ultimate energy source of the future, is facing challenges across much of Western Europe. The industry is also losing momentum in the US. The main reason is that investing in modern nuclear technology is
In the state of California, solar power is becoming increasingly dominant. California is the first state in the US where solar panels will be made mandatory on most newly built homes after 2020. At present a fifth of single-family homes
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are aquatic microorganisms whose evolutionary lineage stretches back 3.5 billion years, right to the first stirrings of life on Earth. They were responsible for releasing the first oxygen molecules into the planet’s atmosphere, thereby
The sun is an inexhaustible source of clean energy, but much of that readily available energy we have yet to be able to harness. Imagine, for instance, if we could carry some ultrathin solar cells with us embedded in our
As European nations move closer towards economic and political union, so are their power supplies bound to keep getting interlinked more tightly. A case in point: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are working to hitch their power grid onto the EU's