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March 2016

Free To A Good Home: 75,000 Tons Of Nuclear Waste

As the Department of Energy embarked Tuesday on its third quest to find a permanent disposal site for nuclear waste—this time with community consent—a Chicago audience gave the feds a fresh reminder of the difficulties ahead.
"My guess is that anyone…

Only next-generation solar technology can offset humanity's use of fossil fuels, meet our energy needs, and do so with the urgency dictated by climate change, an Argonne National Laboratory scientist said in Chicago last night.
Argonne materials…

Ford Motor Company envisions its autonomous vehicles as mobile movie theaters, with screens and projectors that vanish into the ceiling as passengers take over the wheel, according to a patent issued last week.
The patent, for an "Autonomous Vehicle…