Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

Views:362696|Rating:4.88|View Time:15:16Minutes|Likes:5737|Dislikes:136 What’s the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage — so we can have power on tap even when the sun’s not out and the wind’s not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable […]

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How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes

How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes

Views:64213|Rating:4.51|View Time:15:1Minutes|Likes:1253|Dislikes:136The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He’s spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet — and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. […]

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How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman

How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman

Views:358573|Rating:4.91|View Time:13:28Minutes|Likes:19251|Dislikes:340What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the technology he’s developing to harness “night-sky cooling” — a natural phenomenon where infrared light escapes earth and heads to space, carrying heat along with it — which could dramatically […]

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How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

How China is (and isn’t) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

Views:83867|Rating:4.63|View Time:12:19Minutes|Likes:2227|Dislikes:180China is the world’s biggest polluter — and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy — […]

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How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry | Triona McGrath

How pollution is changing the ocean’s chemistry | Triona McGrath

Views:75077|Rating:4.78|View Time:9:4Minutes|Likes:1897|Dislikes:87As we keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of it is dissolving in the oceans, leading to drastic changes in the water’s chemistry. Triona McGrath researches this process, known as ocean acidification, and in this talk she takes us for a dive into an oceanographer’s world. Learn more about how the “evil […]

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