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Do Biofuels Make Sense?

Do Biofuels Make Sense?

It sure would be great to not use fossil fuels but are biofuels the answer? We look at the complicated case for biofuels. See more »

The Future of Fusion and Helium-3

The Future of Fusion and Helium-3

What is helium-3 and what does it have to do with fusion? Will we turn the Moon into a giant helium-3 mine? See more »

Is the PowerWall a Wonder?

Is the PowerWall a Wonder?

What is the Tesla Powerwall? Does it make sense for people to buy one? We take a look. See more »

Batteries Are Included

Batteries Are Included

Why has battery technology lagged behind other advancements? Are we doomed to have batteries hold us back? See more »

The Power of Thorium

The Power of Thorium

Is Thorium the answer to our energy needs? We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of thorium as an energy source. See more »

Are Fuel Cells the Future?

Are Fuel Cells the Future?

Could fuel cells be the future of energy? We look at how fuel cells work, their benefits and the challenges we face to make them a bigger part of the energy picture. See more »

Need Energy? Just Add Water

 Need Energy? Just Add Water

Water costs are also part of the big picture in energy production. Learn about water in energy production in this Fw:Thinking blog post. See more »

Fuel for Thought, Part 3: The Weird Stuff

 Fuel for Thought, Part 3: The Weird Stuff

There are hundreds of weird alternative energy sources you've probably never even thought of. Learn more in this Fw:Thinking blog post. See more »

Where Do We Grow From Here?

 Where Do We Grow From Here?

Self-sustaining cities are hard to create. Learn more about urban growth and sustainability in this blog post from Fw:Thinking. See more »

The Internet of Things: More Efficient Than You

The Internet of Things: More Efficient Than You

Is the Internet of Things more than just customizable environments? How will it impact the efficiency of civic and industrial systems? What will these changes mean for you and me? Listen in to learn more. See more »