The EC is proposing a European Institute of Technology, but many are giving the ambitious idea a failing grade.
RFID tags could greatly increase port security by tracking international cargo -- but no one wants to pay for them.
The U.S. Army is testing medical sensors that can monitor everything from sleep patterns to whether a soldier is injured.
New tricks with light and lenses could produce the smallest microprocessors -- without revamping the industry.
With GE’s new plastic, self-washing buildings, cheap diagnostic chips, and free-flowing honey jars are possible.
As President Bush talks up the need for more research, scientists are making advances in hybrids and all-electric vehicles.
A biotech startup says its genetic engineering method could turn plants into cheap ethanol producers within five years.
A new material could mean batteries that finally make electric cars practical.
New director Frank Moss wants to bring more focus to R&D at MIT's Media Lab -- and forge closer ties with corporate sponsors.
Peugeot and other automakers are combining diesels and hybrids -- and raising the efficiency bar.