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nanobionics
nanobionics

Researchers Are Working on Plants That Could Glow Bright Enough to Replace Lamps

Firefly-like leaves are a big step forward in the field of plant nanobionics.
Samantha Cole
12.13.17
stockpiles
stockpiles

Experts: America Doesn't Need All These Nukes

Nuclear deterrence can be way less pricey, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
David Axe
11.2.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Reclaimed Land

Inside Colorado's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a former Superfund site that embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America.
Lauren Steele
10.28.17
renewable energy
renewable energy

If Trump Cares About Jobs, He’ll Stay in the Paris Climate Agreement

The president promised to bring back jobs in coal, but three million people were employed by the clean energy sector last year.
Grennan Milliken
2.23.17
politics
politics

Rick Perry Doesn’t Really Understand the Department of Energy He’s About to Run

Perry admitted to not understanding the details of nuclear waste at Thursday's hearing.
Grennan Milliken
1.19.17
politics
politics

When Trump’s Energy Secretary Was Governor, Texas Led the US in Carbon Emissions

Under Rick Perry, the state emitted nearly as much CO2 as the entire country of Canada.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.13.16
texas
texas

The Texas Desert Still Holds the Remains of a Partially-Built Supercollider

The Higgs-Boson might have been discovered in Texas, had the Desertron not been defunded in 1993.
Rachel Pick
12.6.15
chile
chile

The World's Most Powerful Camera Will Snap an Area 40x Bigger Than the Moon

Over ten years, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will observe more galaxies than there are people on Earth.
Emiko Jozuka
9.1.15
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Driverless Taxis Could Already Be Cheaper Than Cabs, Department of Energy Says

Driverless cars will inevitably revolutionize the taxi industry, according to a new study by researchers at the Department of Energy.
Jason Koebler
7.6.15
space
space

How a Bunch of Tiny Robots Will Help Crack Dark Energy

Automating the tedious work of manually resetting thousands of fiber-optic cables at a time.
Michael Byrne
6.28.15
machines
machines

This Will Be the World's Most Powerful Supercomputer By a Mile

'Aurora' is the next step toward building a computer that matches the power of the human brain.
Jordan Pearson
4.10.15
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Why Government Researchers Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram

You, me, and everyone you know could be living in a two-dimensional hologram, according to a government physicist.
Jason Koebler
8.26.14