Tag Archive: Energy

May 02 2015

TED: Srikumar Banerjee | Thorium to light up the world

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Twenty percent of the world’s population have no access to electricity. As people’s aspirations for a better quality of life increases, the demand for energy will also rise. Finding efficient resources that can sustain humanity’s needs is a challenge, especially …

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Dec 31 2014

MinutePhysics: A Simple Proof of Conservation of Energy

The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system cannot change—it is said to be conserved over time. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed, but can change form.  

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Oct 18 2014

ARPA-E: Engineering Innovative New Biofuels

ARPA-E’s PETRO program was created to supply the transportation sector with plant-derived fuels that are cost-competitive with petroleum and don’t affect U.S. food supply. This video highlights the role that ARPA-E has played in connecting traditionally distinct research areas to inform the research and development efforts of PETRO project teams. Specifically, it highlights how the …

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Sep 26 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Energy and Growth: Facts and Consequences

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Greenstone, Dr Kaikaus Ahmad, Dr Mohammad Irfan Elahi, Sanjay Kumar Singh Chair: Professor Robin Burgess Recorded on 24 September 2014 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Economic growth depends critically on access to reliable energy. However, in much of the world, connectivity remains low, supply in connected areas is unreliable, and, …

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Sep 15 2014

BBC Discovery: Power Transmission 15 Sept 14

Gaia Vince looks at the future of power transmission.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/discovery/discovery_20140915-2000a.mp3

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Jul 23 2014

The University of Chicago: Clean Energy 2030 | Building a Sustainable Future

Three prominent Argonne National Laboratory scientists and a University of Chicago economist discuss the future of clean energy. The video premiered at the UChicago/Argonne/Fermilab Joint Speaker Series event, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future,” held at Argonne on December 4, 2013. Interview subjects include George Crabtree, senior scientist, distinguished fellow, and associate division director, …

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Jul 13 2014

Altaerosenergies: The Altaeros BAT High-altitude wind power

High-altitude wind power (HAWP) harness the power of winds high in the sky by use of tether and cable technology, via airborne windpower tubines. To possibly make use of the very powerfull jet streams that travels around the Earth. In this video, the company Altaeros Energies announce their demonstration of its BAT (Buoyant Airborne Turbine) …

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Jul 13 2014

TED-Ed: A guide to the energy of the Earth – Joshua M. Sneideman

Energy is neither created nor destroyed — and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneideman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and beyond. Lesson by …

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Apr 23 2014

Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion

TED2014 · 12:50 · Filmed Mar 2014 Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, …

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Apr 20 2014

NASA X: Power & Propulsion

Published on Nov 13, 2013 NASA’s Game Changing Development Program is developing new batteries, fuel cells and solar electric propulsion systems to move man and machine through space.  

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Apr 05 2014

Cambridge University: The future of energy?

Published on Jul 30, 2012 Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy – with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts and emitting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could cause catastrophic climate change. In this film, three academics look at …

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Mar 23 2014

Fireside Chat: Bill Gates and Dr. Steven Chu

Published on Mar 6, 2014 Moderator – John Podesta, Center for American Progress, Chair and Counselor Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Energy, Secretary Bill Gates, Microsoft, Chairman Discussing energy technology innovation and future energy sources. And different approaches to global warming and green house gas emissions. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact …

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Mar 22 2014

Steven Chu: Energy, Innovation and Global Climate Change

Published on Mar 12, 2014 From science to politics, from innovation to economics, what forces will shape the U.S energy landscape in the 21st century? Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the future of energy, innovation and the environment. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of physics at Stanford, is the first scientist to hold …

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Mar 18 2014

Trevor Houser: The Economic Implications of America’s Oil and Gas Boom

Published on Feb 27, 2014 Fueling Up: The Economic Implications of America’s Oil and Gas Boom Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and co-author, Fueling Up The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion with Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International …

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Mar 06 2014

CGEP: The Future of Nuclear Power

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power. This event focused on important questions including: How can the lessons from the Fukushima disaster be used to contribute to convincingly safer construction and operation of nuclear reactors? Can new technology – –such as Integral Fast Reactors or Small …

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