Have we discovered fuel on Pluto?

One lure of space travel is the possibility that we might find a source of energy on another world. Now, a study published this month in The Astronomical Journal suggests that remote, frozen planetoid Pluto may harbor complex hydrocarbons like ethane and butane that are used as fuel here on Earth. These hydrocarbons,… » 12/22/11 3:57pm 12/22/11 3:57pm

Hydrocarbons could form deep in the Earth from methane, not animal…

A new study demonstrates how high hydrocarbons could be formed from methane deep within the Earth, aside from the compression and heating of ancient animal remains over the eons. » 4/16/11 8:00am 4/16/11 8:00am

New generator could produce hydrocarbon fuel using just the sun and…

By intensely focusing the suns rays on a rare earth oxide, researchers have discovered a reactor that could produce fuel from water. » 12/23/10 2:00pm 12/23/10 2:00pm