Coal could be a source of cheap, nontoxic fluorescent nanoparticles useful for biomedicine.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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New inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology.
Kateeva says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.
The history of electric cars is long and full of false starts. But it looks as if the latest wave won’t be turned back.
There appears to be more than enough room to bury our emissions, but large-scale carbon capture remains untested.
Alberta will serve as a test bed for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration.
Doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible.
Despite the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the burning of coal has only been accelerating.
Underground rocks that react with carbon dioxide to form minerals could offer a safe way to keep the greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere.
Researchers have demonstrated a way to give concrete surfaces the ability to heal when small cracks appear, an advance that could allow bridges and other structures to last longer.