We had no idea you could do this in a helicopter. In fact, you can't. But this guy can, because he's awesome.
Tin-coated wood fibers could make a great long-lasting battery.
A non-profit group called the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive wants to use the world's oldest trees for reforestation.
For us humans, 100 years is a long time. 100 years ago, the Ottoman Empire was still going strong, and we'd only just discovered vitamins. Some trees, however, can live for thousands of years, and one of the oldest single organisms on the entire planet died in a fire in Florida just a week ago.
About 30% of the Earth's surface is covered in forests and they hold up to 45% of the carbon stored on land. Scientists at NASA are trying to determine if our forests could store more carbon in the future, but...
There has been some amazing advances in the fuel-world, such as airplanes being powered by cooking oil and other biofuels being used to replace gasoline. Along the lines of the latter, we're now eyeing trees as a source to help lessen our reliance on dead dinosaurs.
You only have so much real estate to work with next to a sidewalk or by a road. Often, that choice comes down to which you install: a tree, or a streetlight? Thanks to a happy little mistake by Taiwanese researchers, we could have trees pulling double duty and ditch the lights.
In the middle of the deep woods, electrical outlets are rare. So if you want to apply power to sensors that alert firefighters of an impending conflagration, what do you do? Those smarty-pants scientists at MIT have it all...