Tagged With water evaporation

Each day, our Sun pours its energy down onto the Earth's surface, turning vast expanses of open water into vapour. New research shows the surprising degree to which this clean and renewable process could be used to produce electricity -- enough, perhaps, to meet 70 per cent of US energy needs. But before this energy solution makes it to prime time, we'll need to know a lot more about its potential environmental effects.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Each day, our Sun pours its energy down onto the Earth's surface, turning vast expanses of open water into vapour. New research shows the surprising degree to which this clean and renewable process could be used to produce electricity -- enough, perhaps, to meet 70 per cent of US energy needs. But before this energy solution makes it to prime time, we'll need to know a lot more about its potential environmental effects.