What Does Nuclear Fallout Do To Your Body?

Fallout is everywhere, NO not the game. Or the Boy. Or… NO. Just the nuclear kind! Seven blessings friends, Trace here for DNews. Nuclear fallout is an inevitable side-effect of nuclear disaster. When a nuclear weapon is detonated (or a nuclear power plant has its worst day ever) radioactive dust is thrown into the atmosphere […]

A Weird New Way To Extend Your Phone Battery

If you’re sick of your phone’s battery dying when you need it most, there might be good news around the corner. Scientists are working on a weird new way to make your battery last longer. Hey guys, Amy here on DNews, and if you’re anything like me you use your phone for a lot more […]

How Uranium Becomes Nuclear Fuel

There’s a lot of talk about nuclear technology, what with Iran and Fukushima and Green Energy being thrown around every day. But how do we even MAKE nuclear fuel? Howdy atomic children, Trace here for DNews… Despite the controversy they often raise, nuclear power plants are a huge source of energy. The Environmental Protection Agency […]

Why We Should Stop Building Dams

Canada’s Syncrude Tailings is the largest. Tajikistan Nurek is the tallest. Brazil’s Itaipu is the most powerful. Damn dams are everywhere and they’re getting bigger all the time dammit! Hydropower is one of the oldest methods of power generation in the world. Today, we often think of Hoover dam, but ancient Greeks used the power […]

Is Nuclear Energy the solution?

This video is sponsored by Skillshare Growing up, I lived 12 miles away from Indian Point Energy center, a nuclear power plant that supplies one quarter of New York City’s energy, which is a massive amount of power when you consider that over 10 million people live in the city and its metropolitan area. But […]

Could This New Method Store Summer Heat For Winter?

If you could steal the heat from the sun-rich summer and give it to the sun-poor winter, you could be the Robinhood of the world’s energy needs. Hey sunbeams, Trace here for DNews. Solar recently grabbed headlines when the Department of Energy found solar power generation employs more people than generating electricity from oil, coal, […]

Charge Your Phone With A Solar Powered Bikini!

This episode of Dnews is brought to you by BASF, THE Chemical Company. The sun is cool and all, but is there a way we can use it to make our lives better? ..It just dawned on me. Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews – and I apologize for that awful pun earlier. It’s a […]

Are Solar Planes The Future Of Flight?

This episode of DNews is brought to you by Norton Security. Flying around the world without any fuel isn’t just for the birds. Hey guys, Amy here for DNews. As fuels prices soar and the carbon footprint of air travel gets bigger, isn’t is nice to imagine a world where solar powered planes fly from […]

The Future Of Clean Nuclear Energy Is Coming

Nuclear power is like the unloved child of sustainable energy. It’s got so much potential, but it only gets noticed when it does something wrong. If only people could just see how cool it is. Ahoy-hoy fallout boys and girls, Julian here for DNews and today we’re going to talk about nuclear power. Now I […]

Why Should We Launch Solar Panels Into Space?

This episode of DNews is brought to you by Full Sail University. This week the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced it wants to get solar power from space. I’m having flashbacks to disasters from SimCity2000. Hello! I’m Trace. Thank you for watching DNews. Back in the 1960s, American aerospace engineer Peter Glaser proposed launching solar […]