Hydrogen: the green energy carrier of the future?

Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future, but how can we produce it sustainably? Karin Willquist explains.

Chemistry, Engineering
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 22
- 22/02/2012    

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air, by David MacKay

Have you ever wondered how best to make students aware of the issues surrounding our current fossil-fuel-intensive lifestyle? After all, they stand a good chance of seeing fossil fuels perhaps not run out but become unaffordable in their lifetime. Sustainable Energy – without the hot air, by Cambridge professor of physics David MacKay, is an exemplary blueprint for engaging curious minds in the energy debate (it is also freely available onlinew1).

Resource reviews
Issue 20
- 23/08/2011    

Moja Island: learning about renewable energy sources

Renewable energy is not only important in the developed world; in developing countries, it may be a prerequisite to overcoming poverty. Marlene Rau introduces a teaching activity from Practical Action.

Earth science
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16
Issue 19
- 25/05/2011    

Fusion: l as de nos cartes énergie?

Alors que les besoins énergétiques de notre société continuent de s'accroître, les réserves d'énergies fossiles, qui constituent toujours notre principale ressource, déclinent. Chris Warrick, de l'EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement), explique pourquoi les recherches sur la fusion permettent d'espérer une source d'énergie sûre et écologiquement responsable.

Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 1
- 17/01/2011    

Solar cars: the future of road transport?

Ever dreamed of a car that needed no fuel and produced no pollution? Mico Tatalovic investigates the solar car.

Chemistry, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 16
- 24/09/2010    

Cold seeps: marine ecosystems based on hydrocarbons

David Fischer takes us on a trip to the bottom of the sea to learn about cold seeps – their ecosystems, potential fuels, and possible involvement in global warming.

Biology, Chemistry, Earth science
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 16
- 24/09/2010    

The microbial fuel cell: electricity from yeast

We all know that yeast is used to produce beer and bread – but electricity? Dean Madden from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education, University of Reading, UK, shows how it works.

Biology, Chemistry
Issue 14
- 30/04/2010    

Chemistry and light

Peter Douglas and Mike Garley investigate how chemistry and light interact in many aspects of our everyday life.

Chemistry, Physics, Science and society
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 14
- 29/04/2010    

Hydrocarbons: a fossil but not (yet) extinct

Continuing our energy series, Menno van Dijk introduces us to the past, present and future of hydrocarbons – still the most common of all fuels.

Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering, Physics, Science and society
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 12
- 12/08/2009    

Looking to the heavens: climate change experiments

In the second of two articles, Dudley Shallcross, Tim Harrison, Steve Henshaw and Linda Sellou offer chemistry and physics experiments to harness the Sun’s energy and measure carbon dioxide levels.

Earth science, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 12
- 12/08/2009    

Powering the world

Energy – why is it so important, where do we get it and how much do we use? Gieljan de Vries from the Dutch FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen investigates.

Earth science, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 11
- 30/04/2009    

Fuelling interest: climate change experiments

Dudley Shallcross, Tim Harrison, Steve Henshaw and Linda Sellou offer chemistry and physics experiments harnessing alternative energy sources, such as non-fossil fuels.

Chemistry
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 11
- 28/04/2009    

Fúzió –az energia-játszma ütőkártyája?

A társadalom energia-éhsége egyfolytában növekszik, miközben a jelenleg is legfontosabb energiaforrás, vagyis a fosszilis energiahordozók mennyisége csökken. Chris Warrick, a European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA, Európai Fúziós Fejlesztési Megállapodás)munkatársa megmagyarázza, hogy miért remélhetjük, hogy a fúzió kutatása biztonságos és környezetbarát energiaforráshoz vezet.

Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 1
- 23/08/2007    

Fusión: ¿nuestra mejor baza?

Las necesidades energéticas de nuestra sociedad continúan aumentando mientras que las reservas de combustibles fósiles – nuestra mayor fuente de energía actual – disminuyen. Chris Warrick, del Acuerdo Europeo para el Desarrollo de la Fusión (EFDA), explica por qué la investigación en la fusión abre una esperanzadora vía para una fuente de energía segura y respetuosa con el medio ambiente

Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 1
- 01/10/2006    

Fusie – de aas van het energiespel?

De vraag naar energie van onze samenleving neemt steeds toe, terwijl de voorraden fossiele brandstoffen - nog altijd onze voornaamste energiebron - afnemen. Chris Warrick van het European Fusion Development Agreement verklaart waarom onderzoek van fusie uitzicht biedt op een veilige en voor het milieu aanvaardbare energiebron.

Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 1
- 01/10/2006    

Fusion - ace in the energy pack?

The energy demands of our society continue to increase, while the stocks of fossil fuels - still our major energy source - are declining. Chris Warrick from the European Fusion Development Agreement explains why research into fusion offers the hope of a safe and environmentally responsible energy source.

Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 1
- 04/08/2006