Tag Archive: Future Energy

May 20 2015

GE: Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye | Is ‘Mad Max’ Our Future?

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.  

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May 11 2015

Shou-En Zhu: Getting to grips with graphene

Graphene, a nano-structure, has many different usages. For instance, imagine a world where you would be able to desalinate water with a tool that can fit in your pocket or windows that can produce power because of it’s conductivity and clarity. Imagine all electronic devices fully charged in 10 minutes or electronic devices embedded in …

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May 09 2015

Berkeley Lab: Javier Ceja-Navarro | Do Insects Contain the Secrets to Sustainable Food and Energy Production?

Berkeley Lab scientist Javier Ceja-Navarro discusses his research on the microbial populations found the guts of insects, specifically the coffee berry borer, which may lead to better pest management and the passalid beetle, which could lead to improved biofuel production.  

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May 03 2015

ARPA-E: Future Energy Pitching Session

This pitching session features seven (7) technology startups presenting to a panel of top venture capital investors. Investors provide feedback and actionable advice to the presenters, and the audience members vote for their favorite startup. Moderator: Graham Lawlor, Founder, Ultra Light Startups Colleen Calhoun, Senior Executive Director, GE Energy Ventures Cody Nystrom, Managing Director, SJF …

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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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Nov 12 2014

Harvard Podcasts Channel: Energy Policy for Our Future World, Hosted by the Harvard University Club of Houston

   

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Apr 25 2014

Al Pisano: Engineering as a Force for the Public Good

Al Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, presents a host of projects demonstrating the role of engineering in medical advances, transportation safety, sustainable energy and other solutions for the developing world. Pisano’s talk concludes a seven-part series on The Good Life, sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San …

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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 22 2014

Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda

Published on Feb 1, 2014 Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda. The European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank will hold a joint press conference to discuss opportunities for global climate and energy action, following the publication of the EU’s climate and energy framework to 2030. Speakers: • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United …

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Apr 08 2014

USNRL: Creating Fuel from Seawater

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine …

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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 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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Feb 19 2014

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

Twice a year, the University of Chicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties. The eighth program in the series, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a …

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Feb 16 2014

Robert Laughlin: Powering the Future

Laughlin outlines his recent book, Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow. Robert takes the audience past contemporary politics through a mental journey to a time, several centuries from now, when nobody uses carbon-based fuel out of the ground anymore, either because they have banned …

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Dec 25 2013

Saul Griffith: High-altitude wind energy from kites!

FILMED FEB 2009 • POSTED MAR 2009 • TED2009 In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.

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Nov 20 2013

Discussion: How Do We Finance Energy Projects for the Future?

Featuring Kristina M. Johnson, Christopher M. Hyzy, James E. Rogers, and Robert J. Gruendel Kristina M. Johnson is founder and CEO of Enduring Hydro Christopher M. Hyzy is managing director and chief investment officer at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management James E. Rogers is chairman, president, and CEO of Duke Energy Robert …

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Nov 14 2013

The ‘Bio’ in Biofuels: New Energy from Ancient Life

Hosted by The University of California, this talk on bacteria producing hydrogen. We all know that hydrogen is a clean and efficient source for energy, for example used in future cars with fuel cells. However, production of hydrogen is actually dirty and expensive using current mainstream methods – something that bacteria could change in the …

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Oct 07 2013

Carol Bruton: Geothermal Energy – Harnessing the Heat Beneath Your Feet

Right below your feet is a source of renewable energy that is largely untapped. It heats groundwater by conduction and convection as it travels toward the surface of the earth. California University and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab presents scientists Carol Bruton and John Ziagos who explains how geothermal energy can be used to generate …

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Jun 04 2013

Steve Cowley: Inside ITER “Preparing to Burn”

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide and fuse to form a new type of atomic nucleus. Compared to that of nuclear fission where nuclear nuclei slip in collisions, used in Nuclear powerplats and atom fission bombs. Nuclear fusion is what provides and sustains life on Earth. Since …

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Nov 24 2012

Fora TV: Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Energy

Fora TV presents Chris Gerdes, talking about the advances in autonomous vehicles, highlighting their ability to safely navigate race tracks without human intervention. Car Talk: Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Energy from The Atlantic on FORA.tv

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