A group at Microsoft Research attacks the problem on two fronts.
Utilities are using the sun's heat to boil water for steam turbines.
A startup's new process could make fuel from algae as cheap as petroleum.
Jennifer Chayes, managing director of the forthcoming Microsoft Research New England lab, talks about the importance of math to the Internet.
Australian researchers are developing a process that could lead to self-cleaning wool sweaters and silk ties.
Physicist Marin Soljacic is working toward a world of wireless electricity.
A new form of carbon being pioneered by Walter de Heer of Georgia Tech could lead to speedy, compact computer processors.