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October 2018

Google's Makani Energy Kite is reportedly nearing take off, and among those watching the fledgling technology is a former director of ARPA-E, the government incubator that nurtured the kite's early development.
The kite has the potential to disrupt…

Expert: Require Autonomous Vehicles To Be Electric

Transportation planners have long seen the arrival of autonomous vehicles as potential dream or potential nightmare, depending largely on two factors:
If they're electric and shared, it's a dream come true, all but eliminating accidents and insurance…

Trump Has Slowed Climate Progress 1 To 2 Percent

For all his talk of saving the coal industry from the Chinese hoax of climate change, President Donald Trump has exerted only marginal drag so far on the nation's progress toward the emission-reduction goals set by Barack Obama.
Some of Trump's…

Having discovered surprising reasons why nuclear power plants are more expensive in the West, a new MIT study offers a prescription for lowering those costs.
Idaho National Laboratory Fellow David Petti said he was surprised to discover that the high…