How Blue LEDs Changed the World

Smartphones, TVs, computers, iPads, and many other modern miracles are made possible by power-efficient LED screens. But the real impact goes well beyond our brightly lit gadgets. Lighting accounts for 20-30% of global electricity consumption and about 6% of greenhouse gas emissions. Given that LED bulbs use around 80% less energy, and last 25 times […]

This New Space Tech Could Someday Replace A/C

Today’s air conditioning and refrigeration systems essentially follow the same principles that have been around for about hundred years. If we continue along today’s path then that sets us up for a future where air conditioning may actually become one of our single largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions later this century. Air conditioners have […]

Welcome To Your New Home In Space | GIANT LEAP Ep. 2

Four rooms, earth view. Sounds far-fetched at the moment, doesn’t it? But you know we may be seeing ads like this in the not too distant future. Living away from earth has always captured our imagination. As well as providing the basics for survival, these ideas are a symbol of humankind’s unique creativity and ambition. […]

Finding The Holy Grail of Energy

When we talk about nuclear energy we usually think about fission or splitting the atom. But there is another type, one that turned out to be much more elusive. I give the command! Fusion! It may seem like magic. One kilogram of fusion fuel would generate as much power as 10 million kilograms of coal. […]

Elon Musk Doubts This Idea. Ali Hajimiri Is Betting on It.

I was born in Iran. I’ve witnessed ballistic missiles coming down; that make me think that OK what are the things that I would like to change. What are the things that they would like to impact them at the end of the day. I think we’d need to be responsible for using any technology […]

Is Tesla Solar Dying or Just Taking a Breather? [highlight]

The High-Tech Vertical Farmer

(electronic music) It might look like we’re inside a spaceship, but this is actually a farm. (buzzing) The crops here are grown mostly by machines with the help of just a few humans, like this woman. Her life offers an early peek at a new kind of farming. It’s a promising twist to an ancient […]

Renewable Energy in Lancaster | Lowering Your Carbon Footprint AND Your Electric Bill

Semper Solaris There has never been a better time for Lancaster residents to jump on the renewable energy bandwagon The most popular type of renewable energy in the twenty-first century is solar because of its ease of use and ability to be installed almost anywhere Those who are fortunate enough to live in areas with […]

Renewable Energy in Rancho San Diego Lowering Your Carbon Footprint AND Your Electric Bill

Semper Solaris There has never been a better time for Rancho San Diegor esidents to jump on the renewable energy bandwagon The most popular type of renewable energy in the twenty-first century is solar because of its ease of use and ability to be installed almost anywhere Those who are fortunate enough to live in […]

The Way We Get Power Is About to Change Forever

There’s a cloud looming over the future of clean energy. It’s called curtailment, and it’s the biggest obstacle to weaning the world off fossil fuels. Curtailment actually happens when we produce too much wind or solar power at certain times of the day and we have to just — shut it down. But what if […]