Why Scientists Used Graphene Nanoribbons to Engineer Bionic Mushrooms

Why Scientists Used Graphene Nanoribbons to Engineer Bionic Mushrooms

Imagine the world…powered by mushrooms. No, I’m not on drugs, this is an actual scientific thing–we’ve now invented mushrooms that produce electricity, no fossil fuels required. Let me explain: researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology just created what they’re calling a bionic mushroom—a fungus they’ve modified to produce electricity! It really is basically any…

The Continued Rise of Renewable Energy

The Continued Rise of Renewable Energy

With increasing global demand in renewable energy, where are the best opportunities for companies going forward? I’m Peter Wilson, and I’m joined today by John McCann. John is a managing director in the Global Power and Utilities Group at Barclays Investment Bank and has over 15 years of power experience in investment banking and consulting.…

Energy 101: Wind Turbines

Energy 101: Wind Turbines

MR. : We’ve all seen those creaky old windmills on farms, and although they may seem about as low-tech as you can get, those old windmills are the predecessors for new modern wind turbines that generate electricity. The same wind that used to pump water for cattle is now turning giant wind turbines to power…

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth. It really is nature’s fuel. We’re at a very interesting stage of development of this technology where it’s not quite ready for prime time time but it’s getting tantalizingly close Fuel cell technology is evolving, the technology is improving constantly. We’re competing in a market that we…

Energy 101: Geothermal Energy

Energy 101: Geothermal Energy

YOU MAY HAVE RELAXED IN A NATURAL HOT SPRINGS POOL. OR SEEN THE OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER BLASTING HOT WATER INTO THE AIR IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. BUT HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF WHERE ALL THAT HEAT COMES FROM? WELL, IT COMES FROM DEEP BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH — AND IT’S CALLED GEOTHERMAL ENERGY……