Alternative Energy

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Turns Out, You Can Make Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Cities

Scientists have already developed technologies that are more effective in cloudy weather. Now they just have to prove it.

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Oakland's Bid to Become a Solar-Power Hub

The rise of solar-power companies and other solar innovators has created a future-oriented economic sector for the city.

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Science Explains Why the Panda Hate Must Stop: Biofuel Researchers See Promise in Their Poop

The microbes in the guts of these gentle giants could make alternative fuel production so much easier.

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Let's Go Fly a Wind Turbine

Meet Google's new kite-like apparatus that can capture wind energy where it's most powerful.