Skip to main content

Energy3095 articles archived since 1845

Hybrid Cars, Drosophila Maggots, the Tribal Mind.

In this episode, physicist and energy consultant Joseph Romm talks about the next generation of hybrid cars and his Scientific American article on that subject; biologist Matthew Cobb discusses a recently concluded science conference devoted to fruit fly maggots as models for genetics research; and journalist David Berreby talks about his book Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind...

April 19, 2006 — Steve Mirsky

Animal intelligence, Einstein, Szilard and the bomb, sustainable development.

In this episode, the first of a two-part interview with anthropologist Carel Van Schaik about the role of culture in boosting intelligence in animals; historian and writer William Lanouette discusses an upcoming History Channel program about the roles of Einstein and Leo Szilard in the beginning of the nuclear age; and Scientific American editor-in-chief John Rennie reports on a recent sustainable development conference...

April 5, 2006 — Steve Mirsky

Smarter Use of Nuclear Waste

Fast-neutron reactors could extract much more energy from recycled nuclear fuel, minimize the risks of weapons proliferation and markedly reduce the time nuclear waste must be isolated

November 21, 2005 — William H. Hannum, Gerald E. Marsh and George S. Stanford

On the Road to Fuel-Cell Cars

Although fleets of fuel-cell prototypes are hitting the streets, basic technical and market obstacles must be hurdled before the clean, hydrogen-powered cars reach dealer showrooms

February 21, 2005 — Steven Ashley

Dismantling Nuclear Reactors

Taking apart a nuclear power plant that has reached the end of its life is a complicated task. But not for the reasons you might expect

February 10, 2003 — Matthew L. Wald
Scroll To Top