Lingering Problems At Fukushima Raise Questions About Nuclear Power Safety At Home

JESSICA DESVARIEUX: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. It’s been nearly three years since a massive earthquake hit Japan on March 11, triggering a tsunami, which led to one of the worst nuclear disasters of all time. On Monday, the Japanese government also announced that it will allow some residents […]

Students are offered practical lessons to learn about solar power

In education news, students are offered practical lessons to learn about solar power. According to Mercury News, SunPower Corporation in California, USA provided 16 high school students with Solar Academy internships to demonstrate all the stages of how a solar project is developed. The participants, each of whom was given a scholarship of US$1000, took […]

How Close Are We to Fusion Energy?

Coal is dirty. Nuclear is scary. Solar and wind aren’t always reliable. Hydrothermal and hydroelectric aren’t widely accessible. And we’ll eventually deplete our oil reserves. Okay, yes, this is all a bit of hyperbole, but the bottom line is that we don’t have a perfect source of energy. But, there might be hope. Around the […]

Profs. Nir Tessler, Efrat Lifshitz – Photovoltaic Cells Solar Energy

our collaboration with a professor of our cliff sitting from the chemistry department is concerned with extending the coverage of the solar cells where normal solar cell would be really mainly active in the visible a little bit beyond that we can extend it to really the near-infrared into the medium infrared and this way […]

How Close Are We to Controlling Machines With Our Minds?

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – brains are amazing. And we’ve put some the best of them to work devising incredible machines that can beat us at our own games, bring virtual worlds to life, perform quantum calculations, and exponentially expand what we’re capable of as a species. But when we […]

How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

We’ve all heard the statements and stats about the ominous timeline our planet is on. To avoid the worst effects of climate change––from natural disasters to mass extinction––we know that we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And fast. And when we stop literally lighting things on fire to power our world, we can […]

How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?

The moon is the closest celestial body to Earth. Humans have been gazing up at it for our entire existence, finally landing on its surface in the 1960s. We’ve walked on the moon, carried out science experiments on the moon, we’ve even driven a car, hit golf balls and briefly grew cotton on the moon. […]