A novel gripper from an SRI spinoff could enable robots to take on new tasks.
Senior Editor, Energy
My reporting as MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for energy has taken me, among other places, to the oil-rich deserts of the Middle East and to China, where mountains are being carved away to build the looming cities.
Growing up, I lived for a time in the Philippines, where I knew people who lit their tiny homes with single lantern batteries or struggled to breathe through the dense diesel fumes of Manila, so I have a feel for the pressing need around the world for both cheap energy and clean energy.
Kevin Bullis's Stories
Airbus is developing carbon materials that change in response to heat and air pressure, possibly making aircraft simpler and lighter.
Startup Alphabet Energy has its first product: what it says is the world’s largest thermoelectric generator.
The blue LED might save more energy than just about any other technology.
OLEDs are highly efficient but expensive. Better materials and manufacturing methods are changing that.
GT, the developer of a new way to make thin sheets of sapphire for scratch-resistant displays, is running short on cash.
Engineered yogurt bacteria could make detecting colorectal cancer and other diseases as simple as a pregnancy test.
A simple, cheap device turns sunlight into hydrogen fuel.
A breakthrough in printing blood vessels is enabling a new approach to printing organs.
Tapping huge reservoirs of brackish water could make desalination far more practical.