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.
The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
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
How the world-class Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines architecture, engineering, physics --and creative genius-- to design the optimal urban environment.
Conversion to wind and solar power is entirely possible now in the U.S. Mara Prentiss
A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking.
Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg
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
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
Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem...
John Lienhard V
The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution? John Rogers
Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova
What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance. Jeff Deyette
Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science. Irene Porro
Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)... Gang Chen
A nanotechnology innovation designed to significantly improve production of solar energy. Gang Chen
An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations. Amy Smith
The award-winning D-Lab's unique approach to improving lives in the poorest nations. Amy Smith
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?
An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy. Philip Warburg
The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields. Andrew Rosenberg
Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss