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Illustration of the Solar Wind Energy Tower concept. Mighty Man Made Winds (No, Not That Kind)

Last November, I shot an episode about renewable energy and harvesting wind. I mentioned the Solar Wind Energy Tower, or SWET. It’s an interesting idea that uses some basic physics to capture wind energy. And the neatest thing is that

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Where will we get our energy in the future? We’ve covered the topic quite a few times on Fw:Thinking – in videos, podcasts and blog posts. It’s a really complicated topic. That’s not just my opinion — it’s science. Some

© WALTER ZERLA/cultura/Corbis Fuel for Thought, Part 3: The Weird Stuff

Many people have come up with creative approaches to generating electricity or harvesting energy. I’ve blogged about alternative fuels (more than once) and the possibilities of fusion. But there are other ways we might squeeze out a few kilowatts of

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What’s the future of fuel? How are we going to power the amazing future we talk about in Fw:Thinking? Our need for fuel — whether it’s to provide electricity or power our vehicles — grows every year. Back in 2011,

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Explore the physical science of the Prius v with these videos from HowStuffWorks.

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Read from topics in the driver’s guide to fuel economy at HowStuffWorks.

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Learn how to decode the new EPA fuel economy labels with this interactive infographic.

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Read about car trends and innovations at HowStuffWorks.

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Study for your future with the latest Fw:Thinking videos.

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Listen up for what tomorrow sounds like with the Fw:Thinking audio podcast.

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