Economically recovering natural gas from shale deposits depends on advanced drilling techniques. This video illustrates how horizontal drilling allows gas producers to follow a shale deposit for up to a mile, greatly increasing the productivity of the well. It also illustrates the technique of “fracturing,” in which large volumes of water are used to shatter the shale, allowing the natural gas to flow to the well.
Emanuel Sachs, 1366 Technologies's chief technology officer and professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, reflects on lessons learned from his earlier startup, Evergreen Solar, and discusses whether breakthroughs are needed for solar power to compete with conventional sources of electricity.
Emanuel Sachs, 1366 Technologies's chief technology officer and a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, explains the physics of solar cells and how to make them more efficient.
Craig Lund, director of business development at 1366 Technologies, and Emanuel Sachs, the company's chief technology officer, give a behind-the-scenes look at the company's lab and pilot manufacturing line.
Bernardo Herzer, the founder and CEO of Lehr, a startup based in Los Angeles, describes the company’s environmentally-friendly lawn equipment and demonstrates two of Lehr's products.
A new technology could generate electricity from waves.
JB Straubel shows off the Roadster, Tesla Motors’ high-performance electric sports car, and discusses the future of electric vehicles.
Peter L. Corsell, founder and CEO of GridPoint, talks about the problems inherent in today’s electric grid and describes how GridPoint’s technology improves the system’s efficiency, flexibility, and reliability.
Jon Mapel, cofounder of Covalent Solar, explains how the solar-power company got its start and how its technology works.
Tesla's chief technology officer, JB Straubel, discusses the technology behind the electric Roadster as he drives through San Carlos, CA.