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Charge your phone with a cold beer

The Epiphany One Puck project on Kickstarter is looking to charge up your phone by harnessing the power of hot and cold drinks.

By February 7, 2013

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DOE, NASA testing fission reactor for spaceflight

This uranium-based reactor would use nuclear fission energy to power small spacecraft and possibly installations on Mars.

By November 26, 2012

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Solar dish maker Stirling files for bankruptcy

Stirling Energy Systems, which once had giant utility contracts, heads to bankruptcy amid a price war and technology shift away from solar thermal and toward photovoltaics.

By September 30, 2011

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Solar-driven Stirling engines get to work

Stirling Energy Systems and Tessera Solar open a factory to build large reflective dishes that use the sun's heat to make electricity with little water.

By January 22, 2010

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Solar combo generator heats and powers

A new solar thermal system developed by Cool Energy will bring heat, hot water, and electricity to homes in Boulder, Colo., over the next few months.

By January 20, 2011

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California approves Tessera solar plant

Tessera's Calico plant is expected to cost more than $2 billion and to power 200,000 to 500,000 homes, perhaps by late 2011.

By October 29, 2010

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Interior Dept. OKs first solar projects on public lands

Two projects granted permission by the Interior Department to build solar plants on desert land in California could provide enough electricity to support over 500,000 homes.

By October 6, 2010

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Solar power plant plans move ahead in California

Two key agencies this week advance permitting for large-scale solar projects in the California desert which, if built, would bring gigawatts worth of solar power online.

By August 13, 2010

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Microsoft launches Forefront Protection 2010

Software giant launches antimalware for new version of e-mail and communications server.

By November 9, 2009

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Popular Mechanics awards highlight innovators

For the fifth year, the magazine picks the most important designs and innovators in the world of technology, alternative energy, medicine, and other fields.

By October 6, 2009