In the middle of the Mojave desert sits a 5.5 square mile solar power plant, which opened yesterday. It can power 140,000 homes in California with clean energy while simultaneously flash-roasting birds.
Drones take to the skies to convert wind and solar power into electricity for the Earth below.
An Icelandic company has found a way to turn carbon dioxide into methanol, using the heat from an old volcano. Take that, Dante's Peak.
Scientists at Stanford figure out how to generate electricity with sewage and microbes that grow their own wires.
This shower head changes colors as you take a shower, encouraging shorter (and cheaper) ones.
What seems like such a simple innovation could save billions of dollars.
The natural gas boom is on in America. As seen in these satellite images, the growth of boomtowns across the American prairie has been explosive thanks to fracking.
The National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California is home to the most powerful laser on the planet. It was intended to be developed into humanity's first break-even fusion generator, but it hasn't happened yet, and the new plan is to slow down the pace of fusion research. Again.
The 2012 Maker Faire Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria this week brought together people who build things, from traditional crafts to modern inventions. Four teenage girls made a particularly lasting impression at the event with their generator that is powered by urine.
It's been like 30 seconds since we posted about some new trick that'll make batteries less terrible, so it's high time for some updates: researchers at Rice University have found that stuffing piles of crushed silicon into lithium-ion batteries can increase their capacity by a factor of three, but the real news here is that it's both easy to do, and cheap.