SftP Videos: Energy and Resources
In this collection of presentations, interviews, and resources we consider the management of the resources that are necessary for modern life. We examine our resources in terms of the issues that we must resolve and the innovations that are being introduced from many areas of science and technology.
05/23/17 The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
07/19/21 A carbon capture innovation that can produce useful, products, including non-polluting transportation fuels. Sami Khan
06/28/12 A co-author of the new book from the Union of Concerned Scientists describes how individuals can substantially reduce their carbon footprints while creating a healthy lifestyle...Jeff Deyette
11/25/19 How the world-class Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines architecture, engineering, physics --and creative genius-- to design the optimal urban environment.
05/21/15 Conversion to wind and solar power is entirely possible now in the U.S. Mara Prentiss
11/12/13 A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking.
Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg
11/16/20 The structure of a humble marine organism inspires mechanical engineers and architects in the design of skyscrapers, massive bridges and other challenging projects. Matheus Fernandes
01/11/2022 Is the hype about blue hydrogen as a "clean" energy resource valid? A major investigation emphatically contradicts the "clean" claim. Robert Howarth
10/19/20 The Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab produces cost-saving, practical innovations that make a real difference for developing nations: home-use desalination, drip irrigation -and many other solutions. Amos Winter
12/20/11 Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem...
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06/25/13 The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution? John Rogers
05/14/13 Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova
11/10/15 What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance. Jeff Deyette
02/04/14 Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."
10/16/12 How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science. Irene Porro
02/14/12 Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)... Gang Chen
10/25/11 A nanotechnology innovation designed to significantly improve production of solar energy. Gang Chen
11/01/11 An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations. Amy Smith
05/29/13 The award-winning D-Lab's unique approach to improving lives in the poorest nations. Amy Smith
05/07/19 How effective are offshore wind farms in nations that have developed them, and why has the US been especially slow to adapt such an important energy resource?
06/26/16 An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy. Philip Warburg
11/27/18 The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields. What we need to do. Andrew Rosenberg
03/06/18 Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss