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How does drilling for oil in the Arctic work?

Like all offshore drilling, drilling in the Arctic is more costly, complicated, and politically controversial than drilling for oil on land.


How the Tesla Powerwall Works

How the Tesla Powerwall Works

The Tesla Powerwall home battery stores solar energy for use at night. Learn more about the Tesla Powerwall at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Dyson Spheres Work

How Dyson Spheres Work

The Dyson sphere would be a huge, energy-catching ball built around a star. Learn how the Dyson sphere could harness the sun's energy. See more »

10 Innovations in Hydropower

10 Innovations in Hydropower

Hydropower innovations means a lot more than just dams. Learn about 10 innovations in hydropower at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could nanoparticles change fuel production?

Could nanoparticles change fuel production?

Nanoparticles can change fuel production in many ways, especially in fuel cells. Learn more about how nanoparticles are affecting fuel production. See more »

Could nanocrystals be the next big fuel source?

Could nanocrystals be the next big fuel source?

Nanocrystals have exciting new potential in energy production. Learn more about the place of nanocrystals in alternative energy on HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you store solar energy in rust and water?

Can you store solar energy in rust and water?

Can you store solar energy in rust and water? Find out whether it's possible to store solar energy in rust and water. See more »

10 Innovations in Wind Power

10 Innovations in Wind Power

Wind power innovations are improving this controversial but promising alternative energy source. Learn about 10 innovations in wind power. See more »

How Hydraulic Fracking Works

How Hydraulic Fracking Works

Hydraulic fracking for shale gas is bringing in profits and protests. Learn about the controversial process of hydraulic fracking. See more »

5 Energy Choices for a Sustainable Future

Energy choices have a significant effect on the planet. Check out this article and learn 5 energy choices for a sustainable future. See more »

5 Improvements in Offshore Oil Drilling

5 Improvements in Offshore Oil Drilling

Discover 5 Improvements in Offshore Oil Drilling. Keep reading to learn about Improvements in Offshore Oil Drilling. See more »