Topic: power

Friday, October 24, 2014

Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function.  In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change.  Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?...

Monday, November 18, 2013

From laptops to mobile devices to smoke detectors and beyond, batteries play a very important role in our lives.  They've become stronger and longer lasting throughout the years.  The question now is how do we make batteries even more efficient?   ...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The race for the most efficient way to power our planet is happening right now. There are many options ranging from wind to nuclear to hydro power. Sometimes science has to turn to nature for inspiration, after all trees have been using solar energy to survive for millions upon millions of years...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Transportation has been a huge part of humanity. Initially we moved out of Africa and into all corners of the world, then we started to connect locations better by taming animals, building ships, trains, cars, planes, and we’ve even been to the moon! So, it’s no surprise that...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Natural gas generates 31% of Virginia’s energy. Whether it’s powering your house or is the butt of schoolyard jokes – this finite resource is a major player in energy consumption.
The Earth’s natural energy has been fueling ecosystems around the world for billions of years. What are some ways that we can tap into this renewable resource?
Life on this planet wouldn’t exist without the Sun. Plants, trees and flowers have thrived by harnessing this naturally occurring, renewable resource. So, how can we get in on that?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What would have to happen for energy not to be a bigger and bigger focal point in our lives? The world’s population continues to grow, now projected to hit 9 billion by 2050. (It sometimes seems like the bulk of this commutes in from Short Pump on many weekdays.) The standard of living...
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