Season 15, Episode 6 Hydrogen Hopes
First Aired: February 23, 2005
“Hydrogen Hopes” sketches ways it could replace fossil fuels. It's renewable and clean, but storage is a problem. The program visits Iceland, where it's made from geothermal energy, and MIT, where it's made by photosynthesis. In both places, scientists are working to extract energy “from the mind, not from the mines,” as hydrogen entrepreneur Iris Ovshinsky puts it.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)